► Kia Stonic, but Hyundai
► Coming in 2021
► Puma and T-Cross rival
Hyundai has confirmed and all-new SUV, and it’s going to be called the Bayon. CAR understands it’ll essentially be a Hyundai version of the Kia Stonic, and will compete in the same weight class as the Puma and T-Cross when it arrives in 2021.
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‘Hyundai is strongly established in the European SUV market already, in terms of our model range as well as our sales success,’ says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, vice president of marketing & product. 'By launching a new, additional B-segment model as the entry point into our SUV line-up, we see a great opportunity to cover European customers’ demand even better and to increase our offering in a highly popular segment.’
Hyundai’s latest SUV will have the European market firmly in its sights; so it’s been named after a city in its target market. The name Bayon comes from the city of Bayonne in southwest France. Its location between the Atlantic and Pyrnees makes it a prime rock climbing and sailing destination – the sort of fun activities Hyundai wants the Bayon to be associated with.
We’ll update this article when we know more.