Hyundai releases teaser photos of its upcoming crossover, the Bayon. Last December, the South Korean automaker already gave a first sneak peek of this new model, with its nameplate derived from the city of Bayonne located in southwest France.
Notably, the Hyundai Bayon will be the latest model to feature that Sensuous Sportiness design identity of the company. This combines emotional value with innovative design solutions. Starting upfront, the overall fascia somewhat resembles the Kona, however, there are some tweaks and contrasting details which make the Bayon distinguishable and a sign of things to come for Hyundai’s new design language moving forward. Its wide stance is accompanied by an air intake band stretching across the entire front. Like some models, the front lighting system also has a separation between the headlight and DRLs.
While the brand didn’t give us a glimpse of its side profile, they did give us a closer look at the rear end. Surprisingly, the taillights of the Bayon are quite a standout and perhaps, unique. On each corner, the Bayon is provided with a pair of arrow-shaped brake lights. In order to make a unified illusion, both of the edges are then connected by a thin red line.
Hyundai has been naming several of its vehicles derived from different places, examples include the subcompact Kona, the compact Tucson, its midsize Sante Fe, and the electrified NEXO. Perhaps, after the Bayon, the South Korean automaker shall continue to apply this marketing strategy on its future vehicles.
No details surrounding its powertrain were released just yet, though some reports claim that it might share some components with the i20. Those low light images did give us a proper glimpse of what’s to come. Hyundai also says further updates will be provided in the coming weeks. As for now, all we know is that this model will be available in Europe during the first half of 2021, while international markets are soon to follow.