The Hyundai Group registered the name “Bayon” with the European Patent Office in mid-May 2020 under the number 01829924. Entries were made in Nice class 12 for vehicles, including electric cars, as well as parts and accessories.
By entry but it is unclear whether H (Hyundai Motor Company) will actually use that name for the model – often the names are listed on a pro forma basis.
However, it could be one of the upcoming models, Hyundai, Kia and also the luxury brand Genesis are currently burning major innovations for the next few years.
Hyundai Bayon Are Genesis?
We can exclude Genesis, a brand launched with a nomenclature made up of the letter G and numbers – like the GV80, G70 or eG80.
Even if the new crossover on the current E-GMP electrical platform only operates under the internal code “JW”, Genesis will have to stick to its letter and number code. This looks very different from Kia. Here too, the still anonymous electric crossover goes by the name “CV”.
The biggest possibility that Bayon is plastered as a model series name on the vehicle, however, is with Hyundai itself.
Brands have announced that they will remove nomenclature with “i” and numbers – such as with the change from ix35 to Tucson. Hyundai still uses the i10, i20 and i30 in its models.
Will Hyundai soon be named Bayon? Koreans wanted to break their nomenclature with an “i” a long time ago. So there’s still an i10, i20 or i30. So stay tuned, we will update this article next.