New Hyundai Bayon SUV teased: price, specs and release date

Graham King
November 25, 2020

Hyundai has released a teaser image of a new SUV it plans to launch in 2021 called the Bayon. Read on for more details. 

Hyundai has announced it’ll add another car to its four-strong SUV catalogue. The Hyundai Bayon will act as the entry-point to the range – so it’ll be cheaper than the current Kona – and will be an alternative to the likes of the Vauxhall Crossland and Ford Puma. Why Bayon? It’s named after the city of Bayonne, in south-western France (in case you were wondering).

The teaser image above doesn’t reveal a great deal, but it does show you what the new car’s brake lights will look like –lucky you…

The new Hyundai Bayon will likely share plenty of parts with the new i20, shown here.

The Hyundai Bayon is expected to be based on the i20 hatchback (shown above) and should be powered by a mild-hybrid, turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine. In the i20, that engine is available with 100hp or 120hp.

Expect the new Bayon to come with a version of the i20’s 1.0-litre petrol engine. 

It’s unlikely Hyundai will offer a fully battery-powered version of the Bayon, since it’s already planning to launch a similar-sized electric SUV called the Ioniq 5 next year (shown below.)

Hyundai is also planning to launch a small electric SUV, shown here in prototype form.

The i20 isn’t lacking in gadgets, so you can expect the Bayon to come loaded with technology, connectivity options and driver assistance aids.

New Hyundai Bayon price and release date

More details, including prices and specs, will be released ahead of the Bayon’s launch in mid-2021. Considering the Bayon will be an alternative to the likes of the Ford Puma and Renault Captur, it’s likely it’ll cost from around £20,000.

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