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Upcoming Hyundai Bayon To Challenge Maruti Fronx: What We Know So Far

Hyundai Bayon what we know so far

In its attempt to cut down the market share of the Maruti Fronx crossover, the South Korean automaker Hyundai is gearing up to launch an all-new crossover based on the Bayon SUV. This model is expected to debut in FY2027 in India. Now, if you are one of those individuals who are interested in knowing all the details about this new upcoming car, then you have come to the right place.

Upcoming Hyundai Bayon To Challenge Maruti Fronx: What We Know So Far

Internally codenamed as the Bc4i, Hyundai’s upcoming crossover is set to compete in the highly competitive Rs 10 lakh to Rs 15 lakh price bracket. This segment in the Indian market currently has cars, including popular models like the Maruti Suzuki Fronx and Toyota Taisor, along with a ton of sub-compact SUVs.

Design and Platform

Upcoming Hyundai Bayon To Challenge Maruti Fronx: What We Know So Far

Starting off with the design of the upcoming crossover from Hyundai, the Bayon will be built on the new-gen i20 platform. It will boast a unique rear-end design which will make it look like an SUV but with the overall dimensions of a hatchback.

Upcoming Hyundai Bayon To Challenge Maruti Fronx: What We Know So Far

At the front, this crossover will get a split headlamp design with LED DRLs up top and arrow-shaped LED headlights in the middle section. It will also get a sizeable front grille. On the sides, it will come with diamond-cut alloy wheels, and in the rear, it will get a sloping roofline. At the rear as well, there will be C-shaped LED taillights with a connecting bar in the middle.

Interior Design

On the inside, the Bayon will borrow its design and layout from the i20. It will feature a clean and sophisticated cabin. Key elements will include a 10.25-inch digital cluster, an option of a 10.25-inch AVN screen or an 8-inch Display Audio, and LED ambient lighting technology.

Upcoming Hyundai Bayon To Challenge Maruti Fronx: What We Know So Far

The crossover will most likely also come equipped with Hyundai’s Bluelink Connected Car services. This service offers features like remote locking and unlocking, live traffic updates, and even calendar integration. The infotainment system will also support both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Powertrain Options

Coming to the powertrains that will be offered with the Bayon crossover in India, it has been reported that the powertrain options will be the ones that are currently being offered with the i20 and Venue. Internationally, the Bayon offers a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol engine available in two states of tune.

Upcoming Hyundai Bayon To Challenge Maruti Fronx: What We Know So Far

It also comes paired with Hyundai’s 48-volt mild hybrid technology. However, most likely, the India spec model will not get this hybrid powertrain. Transmission options are likely to include a 6-speed intelligent manual transmission (iMT) and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission (7DCT).

Safety Features

In terms of safety features, the Hyundai Bayon crossover is expected to be offered with a comprehensive suite of Hyundai SmartSense safety features. These will include Lane Keeping Assist and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection.

Upcoming Hyundai Bayon To Challenge Maruti Fronx: What We Know So Far

It most likely will also get Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control and Driver Attention Warning. Additionally, the crossover will feature advanced parking assistance systems and the eCall emergency alert system, apart from all the standard safety features.

Launch Timeline

As mentioned above, Hyundai’s new crossover is scheduled to hit Indian roads in FY2027. At the moment, more details on this crossover have been kept secret but will be unveiled as the launch date approaches.

Upcoming Hyundai Bayon To Challenge Maruti Fronx: What We Know So Far

Production of Hyundai Bayon

As per the reports, the production of the new crossover will take place at Hyundai’s Sriperumbudur facility in Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, it has also been reported that the production of the second-generation Venue, codenamed QU2i, will be shifted to the Talegaon plant in Maharashtra by 2025.

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