Hyundai Bayon (Crossover)

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Another day, another Hyundai crossover. This is the teaser pics for the new Bayon, sits below the Kona. It is most likely Euro-only./

Hyundai Teases New Bayon Crossover

Hyundai has released more revealing teaser images of its forthcoming Bayon compact crossover.

In November 2020, Hyundai released a teaser image of the taillight of a new compact crossover called Bayon. Now, further teasers have been released which are more revealing. See the images in the gallery.

The Bayon is the latest product offering from Hyundai and traces its name to the French city of Bayonne. In terms of size, this new crossover is a B-segment vehicle. That means it effectively sits below Kona in the Hyundai crossover line-up.

Product planners for Bayon are going to use the i20 platform. Although i20 and Kona are not that much different in size, Hyundai believes there is sufficient differentiation in the market for a viable business case for Bayon.

Bayon is expected to be revealed in the first half of 2021 and may very well be a Europe-only model as the Venue currently serves markets outside of Europe, including South Africa. It, therefore, wouldn't make sense for Hyundai to offer the Venue and Bayon in the same market.


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New 2021 Hyundai Bayon crossover to be revealed tomorrow

New arrival will sit underneath the Kona as the entry point in Hyundai's burgeoning SUV range

Hyundai will tomorrow unveil the new Bayon, an entry-level SUV to rival the Toyota Yaris Cross and Ford Puma.

It is the first production car designed under the brand's new 'sensuous sportiness' banner, as previewed by the radical Le Fil Rouge and Prophecy concepts, which Hyundai said combines "emotional value with innovative solutions in design".

 

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Hyundai Bayon

Hyundai Motor revealed Hyundai Bayon - an all-new crossover SUV designed specifically for Europe. As a B-segment SUV, Bayon will be the latest and smallest member of Hyundai's expanding SUV family.

The all-new Hyundai Bayon features a compact exterior, a roomy interior, and a long list of intelligent safety and connectivity features which make it stand out in its segment. With this, the all-new Bayon democratises technology, making high-tech safety and connectivity features accessible for all.

In line with Hyundai's existing SUV naming strategy, Bayon's name was inspired by a vacation hotspot: Bayonne, the capital of the French Basque Country and one of the most beautiful destinations in the south-west of France. As Hyundai Bayon is designed to meet the demands of the European market, the company decided to give it a European name.


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New Hyundai Bayon revealed as fresh-faced (i20-based) small crossover

Hyundai has whipped the covers off its new Bayon, a fresh-faced small crossover based on the i20 hatchback.

Designed “specifically for Europe”, the new Bayon’s name was “inspired by a vacation hotspot”: Bayonne, the capital of the French Basque Country located in the southwest of France.

At 4 180 mm from nose to tail, the Bayon is interestingly a shade longer than the Kona. It measures 1 775 mm wide and stands 1 490 mm tall (or 1 500 mm with 17-inch wheels fitted), while the wheelbase is listed as 2 580 mm (a touch less space between the axles than the Kona offers).

Still, Hyundai promises “excellent legroom” for those sited at the rear, while the luggage compartment can swallow a claimed 411 litres. Ground clearance comes in at 183 mm (again, with those 17-inch alloys specified), which the company describes as “higher than most other vehicles in the B-segment”.

 

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Hyundai Unwraps Bayon Crossover

Hyundai has taken off the covers of its new Bayon crossover.

The Hyundai Bayon is built on the i20 compact hatchback platform and the Korean brand is pitching it to the B-segment against things like the Volkswagen T-Cross and Nissan Juke. Named after a particularly pretty area of French Basque Country, it's clear Hyundai is targeting the European market with its offering.

It's 4 180mm long, 1 775mm wide and 1 490mm tall, and has a wheelbase of 2 580 mm. Clever packaging means 411 litres of boot space. Customers have the option of 15-inch steel wheels or 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels. Hyundai is claiming a ground clearance of up to 183 mm (in combination with 17-inch alloy wheels)

In terms of engines, there are 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder engines in two states of tune. The entry-level outputs are 74 kW and 172 Nm, while the top-spec model produces 88 kW and 172 Nm. Both derivatives are paired with 48V mild hybrid assistance, and customers can choose from either a 6-speed manual gearbox with rev-matching tech or a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

We're trying to work out where the new Bayon fits in relation to the Kona and the Venue and we suspect there's going to be quite an overlap. Interestingly, the Hyundai Creta is not sold in Europe and we suspect Bayon won't come to SA as we already have the former on sale.

 
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