Only a few days ago, Hyundai released the official teaser image of the upcoming crossover – the Bayon. The brochure of the Bayon leaked recently giving us a clear view of the car and its design. Now, rendering images of the Hyundai Bayon based on the leaked images show what exactly will look like in the production form.
The rendered images published by an European automobile magazine is based on the leaked images of the Bayon. The upcoming car is classified as a crossover. However, it gets all the family design DNA of the Hyundai SUVs including the large D-shape grille that is available with all the new Hyundai models in the Indian market.
The triangular-shaped headlamp housing also look quite exquisite and houses the all-LED headlamp set-up of the Bayon. The sleek DRLs are positioned on the top. It is a set-up that we get to see in the Hyundai Creta and the facelift version of the Kona.
The Bayon is an entry-level crossover that Hyundai will sell in the European markets. The crossover will replace the i20 Active from the Hyundai’s worldwide line-up. Hyundai updated the i20 with an all-new version last year but the company has not commented on the launch of the all-new version of the i20 Active. However, it is not expected to be launched in the Indian market.
Hyundai Bayon uses the same the platform as the i20. The vehicle will also use a lot of components from the i20, which will ensure that the development cost does not goes up and the upcoming vehicle gets a competitive price tag. In the European market, the Bayon and the i20 are likely to share the engine options and the transmission options too.
Even the cabin is likely to share a lot of features with the i20. However, there will be a few visual changes that will add a more rugged look to the Bayon compared to the i20. The Bayon looks like i20 on steroids, especially the side and the rear profile of the vehicle. There is a also a thick plastic cladding that makes the Bayon much more rugged than the i20. The pictures of the cabin is not available yet.
Hyundai Bayon India launch?
The Bayon is for the developed markets and is not likely to launch in the Indian market. 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 plans to launch the seven-seater version of the Creta in the Indian market. The manufacturer will launch the micro-SUV, which is currently known as the AX1. The AX1’s production version will be positioned below the Hyundai Venue and will take on the upcoming Tata HBX, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, and Mahindra KUV100.