Hyundai Bayon will be the next entry-level SUV from the company. The company has teased this B-Segment SUV today and it was spotted while being tested too. Will this come to India? Is this what we were expecting as Hyundai AX? Here is all that you need to know about the Hyundai Bayon
The Teaser image includes a high mounted LED light on the rear of the C-pillar. Apart from that, there aren’t any other details that the Teaser image reveals. Other than the LED tail lamp there name Bayon is inspired by a city in France.
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What segment does the Hyundai Bayon fit in?
The B-segment SUV is very famous in Europe. In India, the B-segment SUVs are not that famous and Hyundai shows plans to first introduce this car in Europe. Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President, Marketing & Product, Hyundai Motor Europe said, “Hyundai is strongly established in the European SUV market already, in terms of our model range as well as our sales success. By launching a new, additional B-segment model as the entry point into our SUV line-up, we see a great opportunity to cover European customers’ demand even better and to increase our offering in a highly popular segment.”
Design of Bayon
The design of the Bayon comes to notice from the spy shots. The spy shots of the vehicle have been taken while the vehicle was spotted testing in Europe. It gets the new alloy wheels design and a gently sloping roofline. Also, there is no tall boy look as seen on other SUVs in India. It leans more towards the cross overlook. Some speculations are there on this Hyundai Bayon to come to India as the i20 Active but that might be in the later stage of its life.
Currently, the i20 high price is the issue and launching a crossover version of the car might not be something that might not be great for the market right now. To explain it in simple words the Bayon will be a mix of the i20 and the Hyundai Venue. It will have a compact body but muscular body panels. The headlight and grill is expected to be like the Hyundai i20 but the LED Daytime running lights would be split like the Hyundai Venue.
Why not India?
Hyundai does need a car between the Venue and the i20 but the Bayon will Europe specific car. The car that we are expecting between these 2 cars is expected to be smaller than the Hyundai Bayon. Launching the Bayon would lead to internal competition. If the Hyundai Bayon ever comes to India it would be launched as an EV.