Hyundai has unveiled the new Bayon, a small crossover that will join its lineup of crossovers and SUVs in Europe. The Bayon is named after Bayonne, the capital of the French Basque Country.
The Hyundai Bayon is a small crossover that measures 164 inches long, 59 inches tall and 70 inches wide. That means it’s about five inches longer than the Hyundai Venue, but also three inches lower.
The Bayon features the a new take on Hyundai’s Sensuous Sportiness design language with styling that stands out. At the front there’s a wide grille that’s flanked by three-part headlights that are integrated into the air intakes. At the rear it gets unique boomerang-shaped taillights.
Although the Bayon is an entry-level crossover, its interior doesn’t look it. Upper trim levels get a digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Under the hood the base models are powered by a 1.2-liter four-cylinder with 84 horsepower that’s mated to a five-speed manual transmission. The next step up is a 100 horsepower 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that can be equipped with a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The 1.0-liter engine can be mated to either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic transmission. The most powerful powertrain is a 120-hp version of the three-cylinder with mild-hybrid tech.
As of right now, Hyundai is only saying that the Bayon will be offered in Europe.