The all-new Hyundai Bayon Crossover SUV, which is primarily built for European markets, has finally been announced. The name of the SUV is taken from the city of ‘Bayonne,’ which is the capital of the French Basque country and one of the most scenic destinations in France’s south-west. It’s the company’s newest entry-level SUV, and it’ll sit below the Kona, Tucson, Santa Fe, and Nexo in the global lineup. The all-new Bayon boasts a stylish exterior, luxurious cabin, safety features, security features, and Hyundai’s 48-volt mild hybrid technology.
The Bayon’s exterior styling is highlighted by a broad single-piece grille that gives the front profile a strong stance. The SUV’s overall trendy look is completed by triangular LED headlamps with sleek-looking LED DRLs and a silver bash plate. The SUV is equipped with either 15-inch steel rims or 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels, with a wedge-shaped shoulder. It has arrow-shaped LED taillamps with a red line connecting the light clusters at the back, emphasising the car’s breadth even more. The Bayon’s rugged appearance is maintained thanks to the dual-tone bumper with reflectors and the silver faux plate.
The Crossover SUV’s dimensions are 4,180 mm long, 1,775 mm high, and 1,490 mm thick. The vehicle has a 2,580 mm wheelbase and an 183 mm ground clearance. Hyundai also says that passengers can enjoy a spacious ride due to front-seat legroom of 1,072 mm and rear-seat legroom of 882 mm. The new Bayon will be available in nine exterior colour choices, including a new hue called Mangrove Green. It will also be available with a Phantom Black two-tone roof and a variety of exterior colours as an option.
With all-black interiors and two other colour variants as options, the Hyundai Bayon’s cabin is well-designed, well-lit, and feature-rich. It comes with a 10.25-inch digital cluster, 10.25-inch AVN or 8-inch touchscreen audio with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, LED ambient lighting, horizontal AC vents, four-spoke steering wheel, Bose sound system, wireless charging, and more.
The all-new Hyundai Bayon is a wired vehicle, thanks to BlueLink technology from Hyundai. Linked navigation, live parking services, schedule connectivity, remote services, online speech recognition, Find My Car, vehicle alert warning, and other applications are included. It has autonomous driving features including lane following assist, forward crash-avoidance assist, driver focus alert, and blind-spot collision warning, among other things.
The Hyundai Bayon’s engine is a 1.0-litre T-GDi with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology. When mated to a seven-speed DCT and a six-speed iMT unit, the unit can deliver 100 or 120 horsepower. A 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine with 84 bhp of maximum power is also available. It has a five-speed manual transmission.
“As the SUV body style continues to rise in popularity around the world, Hyundai saw a need for a model capable of navigating European cities while still having enough space to satisfy customers’ needs,” said Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Vice President of Marketing & Product at Hyundai Motor Europe. Bayon stands out in its category thanks to class-leading accessibility and safety features, a sharp and distinctive style, and the incorporation of Hyundai’s iconic 48-volt mild-hybrid technology.”
Hyundai Motor Group’s Chief Creative Officer, Luc Donckerwolke, said, “Bayon solidifies Hyundai’s SUV design path with its sharp look and incorporation of main SUV design elements. The Bayon is expected to establish itself as the most special and outstanding entry in the booming European B-segment SUV segment thanks to its clear lines and arrow-shaped lights.”