Hyundai Motor today unveiled its new Bayon for the European market. As a B-segment SUV, Hyundai Bayon will be the latest and smallest member of Hyundai’s expanding SUV family. The new entry-level SUV, Bayon will be competing with the likes of Ford Puma, Volkswagen T-Cross and the Nissan Juke in the international market.
Hyundai Bayon is based on Hyundai’s new Sensuous Sportiness design language. At the front, a wide grille opens at the bottom, creating a solid stance. Three-part main lights combined with air intakes establish a unique look and architecture. A horizontal air intake band and DRLs establish width, and a lower skid plate confirms its SUV identity.
On the side, a dynamic shoulder provides a wedge-shaped appearance. The arrow-shaped C-pillar provides dynamic and unexpected architecture. This, in combination with fender feature and cladding, defines its unique character.
To the rear, arrow-shaped lights underline the pillar dynamics. Their far-out position creates a wide stance. In addition, a thin horizontal line connecting the taillights further emphasises width and connects the rear and the side in one gesture. Angular lines above the rear arch emphasise volume, creating a vivid section. The strong rear section and visually extended rear window initiate a unique and expressive rear design. Full LED lights and indicators complete its modern look.
The interior is defined by a range of connectivity equipment, including a 10.25-inch digital cluster and a 10.25-inch AVN or 8-inch Display Audio. Occupants can benefit from LED ambient lighting technology integrated into the front passenger foot areas, door wells, and front door pull handle areas, as well as the storage area below the centre console.
The Hyundai Bayon will be available with a 84 PS, 1.2-litre MPi petrol and a 1.0-litre T-GDi petrol engine. The top of the line variant will be available with a 1.0-litre T-GDi engine with 48V and 120 or 100 PS. This can be coupled with the 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (6iMT) or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT).
Hyundai Bayon offers an extensive list of Hyundai SmartSense safety features. Many of them are included in the standard equipment already. Key safety features includes Lane Following Assist (LFA), Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) which uses data from the vehicle’s navigation system to adjust speed autonomously when driving on a highway or expressway.
Hyundai Bayon is an entry-level SUV designed specifically for the European market and will be replacing the i20 Active in the international market. So far, Hyundai hasn’t revealed any details regarding its Indian launch. If launched, the new Hyundai Bayon will be placed between the Hyundai Venue and Hyundai Creta.