Hyundai Motor Company recently applied for Bayon trademark patent for a possible new vehicle name at European Union Intellectual Property Office or EUIPO, and rise up questions about what model of car could be it.
As a result of checking the status of trademark registration by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) located in Spain, Hyundai Motor Company applied for a European Union trademark (EUTM) under the name of ” Bayon “.
This trademark right is registered as related to ‘automobiles, sports cars, vans, trucks, motor buses, electric vehicles, auto parts and accessories’. However, as of now, no more information has been disclosed.
Various speculations have been made as to what kind of vehicle could be. Is this the name for the next-gen i20 Active? Could be applied to another Hyundai Motor Group Vehicle? As Genesis has “GXX” nomenclature, we only have Kia, could be Bayon the name of production bespoke Kia EV car (codenamed as CV)?.
Because Hyundai Motors is no longer extending the prefix ‘i’ in the model name (after the change from ix35 and return to Tucson) and despite still using i10, i20 and i30, it is impossible to know whether this model is a Hyundai or Kia future model. Either way, it is still unclear what we can expect.
The Bayon is a richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. Built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the state temple of the Mahayana Buddhist King Jayavarman VII, the Bayon stands at the centre of Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom.