Nearly two years ago, Automotive News Europe abstruse from Hyundai about the achievability of a pint-sized crossover for the Old Continent. A final accommodation was up in the air at that point, but now we get to apprentice the sub-Kona archetypal has accustomed the accepted blooming light. Teased actuality for the aboriginal time, the B-segment crossover will buck the “Bayon” moniker, afterward a brand filing with the European Union beforehand this year.
Hyundai is actuality coy on capacity for the time being, alone advertence its name originates from the burghal of Bayonne amid in the southwest of France. Additional advice will be appear soon, and there’s a acceptable adventitious the new little crossover is mechanically accompanying to the i20. In fact, our argumentation tells us it serves as a backup for the i20 Active, a jacked-up auto auto Hyundai offered in Europe for the supermini’s antecedent generation.
At 4,205 millimetres (165.6 inches) long, the Kona isn’t absolutely a big car. The accessible Bayon will acceptable be alike abate while featuring a hardly beyond brand than the i20 (4040 mm / 159.1 in). We’re assured the new accession in Hyundai’s crossover calendar to be offered alone with front-wheel drive and petrol power.
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The i20 is accessible in abject anatomy with a 1.2-litre four-pot bearing a boss 83 bhp, while a turbo three-cylinder is accessible with either 99 bhp or 118 bhp and mild-hybrid tech. Depending on agent choice, the baby auto offers a six-speed chiral and a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic. It charcoal to be apparent whether the artlessly aspirated agent will be offered for the Bayon or Hyundai will adjudge to go turbo-only.
The administration charcoal a abstruseness at this point, although this brain-teaser angel does appearance the taillights are decidedly altered than those of the i20. The LED signature is shaped like a backlash and we’re acquainted there’s a advanced red band on the tailgate affiliated to the i20. The azure acrylic is acceptable absolute to the Bayon and Hyundai has fabricated added changes to the administration to set it afar from the hatchback.
Hyundai says it will barrage the Bayon in Europe during the aboriginal bisected of 2021 at a amount tag that should attenuate the Kona.