Hyundai i20-based Bayon crossover leaked

The Bayon will replace the i20 Active in the European market.

Hyundai had released a teaser image of the Bayon in November last year. New images of the i20-based crossover have now leaked online.

The Bayon will replace the i20 Active in the European market and is named after the French city of Bayonne. The car looks rather quirky with a large grille and triangular headlamp pods that are positioned on the front bumper. It also boasts an unconventional rear end with large V-shaped tail lamps and a light bar.

The interior of the Bayon looks identical to its hatchback sibling. The image reveals a 4-spoke steering wheel and a touchscreen infotainment head-unit.

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.

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