Hyundai released an official teaser of the Bayon SUV earlier this year. The all-new Bayon, which will replace the Hyundai i20 Active in the international markets will be launched by the end of 2021. The brochure images of the Bayon have leaked showing the overall design of the vehicle from all around. The brochure images come from Cochespias.
The Bayon is the entry-level SUV from the brand that will be targetted at the European markets. The crossover will replace the i20 Active from the model line-up of the South Korean brand. Hyundai has not launched a crossover version of the all-new i20 this time. The Bayon, however, is based on the same platform and gets the new-age Hyundai design that makes it quite interesting.
The all-new Bayon is also likely to share a lot of components with the all-new i20 that was launched in the Indian market and around the world in 2020. The engine and transmission options are also likely to remain similar. However, there are likely to be a few changes on the inside including a different-looking dashboard that will have highlights all over.
Even though Hyundai will not call it the i20 Active anymore, the Bayon will have an appearance similar to the i20 except for the front-end. At the front, the all-new Bayon will get split headlamps and a larger grille that follows the Hyundai’s new Sensuous Design philosophy. The headlamps set-up is like the Hyundai SUV family that includes the Creta, Kona and even the Venue.
The pictures of the sideshow that the Bayon will get a thick plastic cladding that adds a rugged look. Also, the alloy wheel design looks extremely busy and thorough. It also gets a distinctive looking tail lamp with a lightbar attaching both the lamps. The pictures of the cabin are not available though.
The name of Bayon is inspired by the city of Bayonne. It is located in Southern France. Hyundai has named a lot of products based on the name of the cities. Tucson is one such example. Will the Bayon come to India? Well, there is no news of the vehicle coming to India and even Hyundai has denied launching a crossover version of the all-new i20 during the launch of the vehicle. Earlier, Hyundai was absent from the sub-4m compact SUV segment in India, which is now fulfilled with the Venue. To make up for the absence, Hyundai had launched the i20 Active in India, which received some decent sales too. However, now that Hyundai is already present in the sub-4m compact SUV segment, it is highly unlikely that another crossover will make it to the Indian line-up.
Hyundai has plans to launch a seven-seater version of the Creta in the Indian market. Also, Hyundai plans to launch a slew of other vehicles including the production version of the Hyundai AX1, which is the entry-level micro SUV. The vehicle was caught testing in South Korea and will launch to take on the upcoming Tata HBX, Mahindra KUV100 and more such vehicles.