Hyundai Bayon, an all-new crossover SUV, will be the latest and smallest member of Hyundai’s expanding SUV family.
The all-new BAYON, has been specifically developed for Europe. It features a compact exterior, a roomy interior, and a long list of intelligent safety and connectivity features.
In line with Hyundai’s existing SUV naming strategy, BAYON’s name was inspired by a vacation hotspot: Bayonne, the capital of the French Basque Country and one of the most beautiful destinations in the south-west of France. As BAYON is designed to meet the demands of the European market, the company decided to give it a European name.
“As the SUV body type continues growing in popularity throughout the world, Hyundai saw a demand for a model capable of navigating European cities while at the same time providing enough space to meet customers’ needs,” says Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President of Marketing & Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. “Class-leading connectivity and safety features, a sharp and distinctive design, and the integration of Hyundai’s signature 48-volt mild hybrid technology make BAYON stand out in its segment.”
Hyundai Bayon is powered by a 1.0-litre T-GDi engine with 48V and 120 or 100 PS. This can be coupled with the 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (6iMT) or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT).
BAYON is the first Hyundai SUV to come equipped with Rev Matching, a feature usually reserved for Hyundai’s high-performance models. Rev matching synchronises the engine to the output shaft, allowing for smoother or sportier downshifts.
BAYON also features Hyundai’s unique Continuously Variable Valve Duration (CVVD) technology, which regulates the duration of the valve opening and closing according to driving conditions. This optimises engine performance while also improving fuel efficiency, resulting in reduced emissions and saving fuel.
Hyundai Bayon gets ample 411 litres of boot space. An intelligent trunk cover which can be slid along the rear of the back seat to cover the cargo brings an added benefit.
It measures 4,180mm long, 1,775mm wide, and 1,490mm tall (or 1,500mm with 17-inch wheels). It features a wheel base of 2,580mm. The front passengers can enjoy 1,072mm of leg room, while rear passengers have 882mm.
As a true SUV, BAYON offers a ground clearance of up to 183 mm (in combination with 17’’ wheels).
At the front, a wide grille opens at the bottom, creating a solid stance. Three-part main lights combined with air intakes establish a unique look and architecture. A horizontal air intake band and DRLs establish width, and a lower skid plate confirms its SUV identity.
On the side, a dynamic shoulder provides a wedge-shaped appearance. The arrow-shaped C-pillar provides dynamic look.
To the rear, arrow-shaped lights underline the pillar dynamics. Their far-out position creates a wide stance. In addition, a thin horizontal line connecting the taillights further emphasises width and connects the rear and the side together. Angular lines above the rear arch emphasise volume, creating a vivid section. The strong rear section and visually extended rear window initiate a unique and expressive rear design. Full LED lights and indicators gives it a modern look.
BAYON is available with 15-inch steel wheels or 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels.
The interior is defined by a range of connectivity equipment, including a 10.25-inch digital cluster and a 10.25-inch AVN or 8-inch Display Audio. Occupants can benefit from LED ambient lighting technology integrated into the front passenger foot areas, door wells, and front door pull handle areas, as well as the storage area below the centre console.
A carefully-selected neutral range of interior colours and materials provides maximum compatibility with the exterior colour range –
- Full Black
- Dark Grey + Light Grey
Hyundai Bayon gets a 10.25-inch AVN screen or an 8-inch Display Audio. The 8-inch Display Audio is available with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Two USB ports for the front passengers and one for the rear make it possible for up to three devices to charge simultaneously. One of the front ports also allows data transfer, enabling occupants to connect their phone to the vehicle’s infotainment system. A premium Bose sound system completes the package, promising occupants a high-quality listening experience.
In addition, it is equipped with the latest Hyundai Bluelink upgrade, meaning users can benefit from state-of-the-art Connected Car Services. The latest Bluelink includes services such as Connected Routing and a new User Profile feature. New to this generation of Bluelink is Calendar Integration.
In terms of Safety Bayon gets –
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA)
- Lane Following Assist (LFA)
- Intelligent Speed Limit Assist (ISLA)
- High Beam Assist (HBA)
- Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with pedestrian and cyclist detection and Junction Turning
- Driver Attention Warning (DAW)
- Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA)
- Rear Occupant Alert (ROA)
- Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW)
- Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Warning (RCCW)