Hyundai Motor recently added another SUV into their line-up, the Hyundai Bayon. The Hyundai Bayon is a B-segment SUV which is the latest and smallest member of Hyundai’s expanding SUV family, and it was meant for the European market. Hyundai followed the naming strategy of their SUV line-up, the name Bayon was inspired by the famous French vacation spot, the Bayonne.

The Hyundai Bayon followed the Hyundai SUV family design, it encompasses the Hyundai design identity Sensuous Sportiness, defined by the harmony between proportion, architecture, styling and technology. At the front, a wide grille opens match to a three-part main lights combined with air intakes. A horizontal air intake band and DRLs establish width, and a lower skid plate gives it the SUV identity.

On the side, the arrow-shaped C-pillar combine with fender feature and cladding, defines its unique character. Moving to the rear, arrow-shaped full LED lights and indicators complete its modern look. The Bayon will be available with 15-inch steel wheels or 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels.

For exterior colours, the Hyundai Bayon will be available in 9 different exterior colours namely Mangrove Green Pearl with optional Phantom Black roof, Phantom Black Pearl, Polar White with optional Phantom Black roof, Sleek Silver Metallic with optional Phantom Black roof, Elemental Brass Metallic with optional Phantom Black roof, Dragon Red Pearl with optional Phantom Black roof, Aqua Turquoise Metallic with optional Phantom Black roof, Aurora Grey Pearl, and Intense Blue Pearl with optional Phantom Black roof.

Interior wise, the Bayon 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.

In terms of connectivity technology, customers can choose between 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, making Hyundai the first car manufacturer to introduce wireless phone mirroring into a car of this size.

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.

As for boot space, the Hyundai Bayon will come with 411L of boot space, which is quite large amount of storage space, despite its compact size. An intelligent trunk cover which can be slid along the rear of the back seat to cover the cargo brings an added benefit.

In the safety aspect, the Hyundai Bayon will get systems such as 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), and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Warning (RCCW).

To power the Bayon, Hyundai has given it the 1.0L T-GDi engine with 48V mild hybrid system with either 120 or 100 PS state of tune. This can be coupled with the 6-speed intelligent Manual Transmission (6iMT) or a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (7DCT). The 1.0L T-GDi engine with 48V also comes with three drive modes to optimise the engine response and steering performance based on driving conditions. These are Eco, Normal and Sport.

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. It will be available for the 1.0L T-GDi engine with 48V when paired with the 6iMT in Sport mode.