Hyundai Bayon crossover to replace i20 Active in Europe

The Bayon is expected based on the same platform as the new i20.

Hyundai has released a teaser image of its upcoming crossover called the Bayon. It will replace the i20 Active in the European market around mid-2021.

The Hyundai Bayon is named after the French city of Bayonne. The car is expected to be based on the same platform as the i20 hatchback and will be positioned below the Kona in the company's line-up. The teaser image partially reveals the car's rear end and its boomerang shaped tail lamp.

In Europe, the Bayon could be offered with the same powertrain options as the i20. These include a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine producing 84 BHP and a 1.0-litre, turbo-petrol unit with 118 BHP. The car could also get a mild-hybrid option. Customers are likely get a choice of 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmissions.

The Hyundai Bayon will compete with the Toyota Yaris Cross and Ford Puma in the European market.

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