Hyundai now has one of the most diverse ranges of any car manufacturer, from small city cars through to seven-seat SUVs.
Its crossovers and SUVs are the ones that are proving the most popular, so it’s unsurprising the line-up has grown dramatically in recent years – with the latest addition being the Bayon.
It’s Hyundai’s smallest and most affordable crossover, and impresses with its smart styling, roomy interior and generous equipment levels. Here’s what else you need to know about it…
What engines are available?
The choice of engines on the Bayon is quite small compared to some rivals, with just a single 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol mild-hybrid engine available. There are two power outputs, though, while each comes with the choice of a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed DCT automatic transmission.
Let’s start with the standard 99bhp model, which is able to go from 0-60mph in 10.5 seconds, or a second slower for the automatic. It also offers a top speed of 112mph, along with impressive efficiency – Hyundai claims 53.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 120g/km.
There’s very little reason to choose the more powerful 118bhp model in all fairness, as it’s only actually 0.3 seconds from 0-60mph – taking 10.2 seconds. That said, it’s just as efficient as the other petrol.
What trim levels are offered?
There are three trim levels to choose from on the Bayon – SE Connect, Premium and Ultimate. Equipment highlights and prices are as follows.
SE Connect – from £20,295
All Bayon models come with plenty of kit, with this entry-level car featuring 16-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera. You also get a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster and eight-inch touchscreen with voice recognition, Bluetooth and smartphone mirroring. Plenty of standard safety features are also included, such as cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, high beam assist and lane keep assist.
Premium – from £22,495
Next up is the Premium, which gains a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation and additional connected services, along with bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and LED front and rear lights. You also get privacy glass, a wireless smartphone charging pad, climate control, automatic lights and wipers and a front centre armrest.
Ultimate – from £23,795
Right at the top of the range, the Ultimate brings keyless entry, a Bose sound system and a two-tone roof. You also get a black and grey interior, blind spot monitoring and lane follow assist.
What about personalisation?
Personalisation isn’t the Bayon’s strongest asset, though there is a great range of colour options available to customers – from more ordinary shades like Polar White and Phantom Black, through to bold Mangrove Green, Dragon Red and Aqua Turquoise.
There are a good range of accessories, too, including the option to add sports stripe decals, a tow bar and useful bike carrier.Enquire on a new Hyundai Bayon