Hyundai has confirmed and all-new SUV, and it's going to be called the Bayon.
We can also see pronounced squarish arches with plastic cladding, a decent glass area, roof rails, shark fin antenna and slightly raked rear section. Once on sale, it will join the carmaker's European lineu-up of crossovers, which also includes the Kona, Tucson, Nexo and Santa Fe.
Keeping Hyundai's tradition of naming it's SUVs after cities or locales the Bayon derives its name from Bayonne, a town in the southwest of France.More news: China imposes anti-dumping measures on Australian wine
"Hyundai is strongly established in the European SUV market already, in terms of our model range as well as our sales success", said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President, Marketing & Product, Hyundai Motor Europe. Well, think again. The Korean firm has announced plans to launch an all-new B-segment model in Europe.
Over the past 20 years, the company has frequently named its crossovers after interesting places around the world. Hyundai's location-inspired nomenclature is also seen in a few other models in its lineup, like the Santa Fe and the Tucson.
The only thing visible in the photo shared by Hyundai is the boomerang-shaped tail lights of the new Bayon SUV.More news: Hamilton: Salary cap shouldn't hinder young F1 drivers
Hyundai says more details about its new Bayon will be revealed soon...
What segment does the Hyundai Bayon fit in?
The spy shots show that the auto has front light setup like the Venue, with the LED DRL sitting at the top, while the headlights are situated lower down. From the spy pictures, we know that the Bayon will get a muscular exterior design. The teal paint is likely exclusive to the Bayon and Hyundai has made other changes to the styling to set it apart from the hatchback. Hyundai never chose to bring in the i30 model to India simply because it didn't see too many takers.More news: Chinese foreign minister arrives in S.Korea amid talk about Xi visit
The Bayon is expected to be based on a version of the K-series platform that recently debuted with the new i20 in India. However, the official word is not out yet.