The new Hyundai Bayon is the latest great novelty of the Korean brand, entering a segment in which it was not completely immersed, that of the B-SUV. An interesting alternative that stands out from the more direct competition, and of which we will tell you its virtues in five keys.
The new Hyundai Bayon has recently burst onto the scene of one of the toughest segments of the market for newcomers, that of B-SUV, the utilities of segment B. But with a previously open path, as the South Koreans won a masterful move with the Kona.
This model, which came practically on a par with the KIA Stonic, paved the way for the new Bayon. A model called to be one of the best sellers in its category, full of very interesting news that we are going to discuss in a five keys.
Take a look at the test of the new Hyundai Bayon in this video
1. Breakthrough design
The Bayon stands out from the competition for a more avant-garde design. Hyundai has implemented its sensual design philosophy, with distinctive SUV and crossover features displayed up front, with layered light clusters. A very thin strip of LEDs on the edges of the engine hood flanking a small grill, while the main lighting functions are located at the ends of the bumper, in air intakes with a certain boomerang shape.
However, it is the rear that really brings a greater distinction in the segment, since its pilots have been mounted vertically on both sides of the rear window, achieving two qualities: sportiness and sophistication, with a unique personality for the heir to the old i20 Active.
2. A spacious and very generous interior
The Hyundai Bayon offers an enveloping and welcoming interior to its passengers, with a capacity for five occupants. Their 2,580 millimeters wheelbase have allowed the Korean brand to offer additional legroom for rear passengers, one of the true workhorses in the models in this category.
In addition, it has one of the most generous volumes in the trunk, with nothing less than 411 liters without folding the backrest of the rear seats, well above the average of its immediate competitors, which are below the 400-liter barrier. By folding down the backrests of the rear seats and with a completely flat floor, it reaches up to 1,205 liters.
3. Advanced technological equipment in comfort and connectivity
One of the most interesting keys of the new Hyundai Bayon is its equipment, highlighting a clean dashboard and a very logical distribution of controls. The instrument cluster is a 10.25 inch digital display in size, and with a second touch unit on the center console, whose size varies between 8 inches as standard and 10.25 inches optional. or as standard in the top-of-the-range finish.
Despite its status as a B-segment model, the new Bayon does not compromise anything, as it has a veritable arsenal of technologies: from connectivity services to sophisticated driving assistants typical of higher segments, such as Lane Keeping and Following Assist, navigation-based adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Assist.
4. Efficient motors with ECO label
The Hyundai Bayon is one of the first models of the Korean brand that has bet everything on gasoline, offering power and maximum efficiency. The range starts with the basic atmospheric version of the 1.2-liter four-cylinder MPI with 84 hp and 5-speed manual transmission and two three-cylinder 1.0 liter T-GDI, one of them with 48 Volt technology, with 100 and 120 hp, wearing the ECO label of the DGT.
Enough for the Bayon to develop with agility. These two versions are the most advanced in terms of performance and efficiency, as the model has released two advanced technologies: one, the “CVVD”, which regulates automatically opening and closing the intake and exhaust valves, reducing fuel consumption.
The second is related to the iMT 5-speed gearbox, an intelligent manual, and which has the technology «Rev Matching” that synchronizes engine revolutions with gearbox speed, offering a smoother or more sporty handling.
5. A balanced range
The new commitment of the Hyundai Bayon stands out for having a range structure adapted to the needs of customers. An offer articulated around four versions and four levels of equipment, with a total of 10 options to choose from.
From the most basic level “Essence”, the Bayon already offers everything you need to enjoy on board until reaching a top of the range, the “Style 2C” that brings together elements and optional systems in other rivals. In addition, it also has different customization options that can give a very elegant or sporty air inside and out.