Hyundai is a manufacturer that never rests, with a new model seemingly being launched every week.
From hot hatches to new EVs, it’s range is broad and varied, and there’s also another recent entry for buyers to choose – the Bayon. It’s a new crossover to join Hyundai’s already-extensive line-up, and aims to fight it out next to popular options like the Nissan Juke and Vauxhall Mokka.
It’s certainly an appealing option that will likely prove a hit with buyers. Here’s what you need to know about the Hyundai Bayon.
It’s Hyundai’s most affordable crossover
Hyundai already offers a vast range of crossovers and SUVs, including the Kona, Tucson and Santa Fe. But there’s always room for more, and the Bayon joins to take its place as the South Korean firm’s most affordable model in this body style.
With starting prices of £20,295, it undercuts the similarly-sized Kona by around £1,000, and is very competitively priced for this segment.
Comes with mild-hybrid powertrains as standard
Hyundai’s range is packed with electrified models, from regular hybrids through to EVs, there’s something to suit most.
Though the Bayon might not get any ‘full’ electrified options, it’s important as it packs mild-hybrid powertrains as standard. Under the bonnet is a turbocharged 1.0-litre petrol engine, which is available with outputs of 99bhp or 118bhp, while each can be had with both a manual and automatic transmission. With the Bayon able to return more than 50mpg (claimed) across all powertrains, it’s a very efficient choice.
Generous equipment levels
Hyundais are known to come with a generous amount of equipment as standard, and though the Bayon might be one of its more affordable cars, it still more than delivers.
Even the standard SE Connect model includes 16-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and an eight-inch touchscreen with smartphone integration. A large 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster is also fitted across the range, while further up the range brings heated front seats, a Bose sound system and a wireless smartphone charging pad.
It offers a roomy interior
Though the Bayon might be Hyundai’s most affordable crossover, it certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to spaciousness. In fact, it’s actually roomier inside than the Kona, which is more expensive.
Its 401-litre boot is larger than that of many family hatchbacks, while there is ample space in the back seats for adults to be able to get comfortable.
Hyundai has really stepped up its design in recent years and the Bayon also adopts this bolder approach.
Funky-shaped headlights (which are LED on all but the entry-level trim), daytime running lights that slot into the bonnet and a wide radiator grille all ensure the Bayon is able to stand out on the road – something that’s especially important in this congested crossover segment.Enquire on a new Hyundai Bayon