The Hyundai Bayon grabbed enough attention back in November 2020 when its name was made public by the automaker and almost two months later, we have the teaser images of the front and the rear profile of the crossover.
Hyundai Bayon adopts the Korean automaker’s Sensuous Sportiness design language and it clearly reflects in the front and the rear profile of the crossover. At the front, the Bayon sports a wide air intake band stretching across the entire width and the narrow DRLs complement the design at the top. The broad front-grille, headlamps give a very distinctive look and an aggressive stance to the crossover SUV.
One can’t ignore the striking resemblance of Bayon’s front profile to the front profile of the Hyundai Kona EV. Though the Kona EV’s front fascia is very bland compared to Bayon’s, there is definitely a good amount of similarity in their front profile. Bayon seems to have picked up a similar architecture as the Kona and given it a much sharper redo.
At the rear, the Hyundai Bayon flaunts arrow-shaped taillights connected by a thin red strip. The taillamps have been positioned far out to the sides, enhancing the rear profile by enhancing its visual impression of width and also giving the crossover a bold character.
Looking at these teaser images, the Hyundai Bayon does seem to appear like the crossover version of the Hyundai i20. At the front, there is no similarity between the Bayon and the i20, however, the design language is the same and sharper details and clearer lines on the exterior are common between the two. Since the Bayon looks very similar to Kona, it clearly points out to the fact that the crossover can be quite bulked up and is definitely taller than the i20. Finally, at the back, the Bayon gets a similar black panel on the tailgate as the i20 which further adds to the speculation. The i20 sports Z-shaped taillamps and they seem to go off well with the silhouette of a car of its size, but the Bayon opts for bigger and longer arrow-shaped tail lamps considering the slightly taller silhouette of the crossover.
The things will become much clearer once the automaker reveals the Bayon, which is expected to happen shortly. The Hyundai Bayon is expected to compete with the likes of Toyota Yaris Cross and Ford Puma in the European market.
Leave a Reply