Hyundai has officially unveiled the new Bayon car, which was announced last fall. The novelty is named after the French city of Bayonne and will enter the European market closer to the summer. In fact, this is the most compact SUV in the model range of the Korean manufacturer, not counting the Venue model, which is sold only in the domestic market, as well as in India and America.
Hyundai Bayon is built on the latest generation i20 hatchback platform, but with the design of the brand’s older crossovers. The dimensions of the car are 4180 × 1775 × 1490 mm, the wheelbase is 2580 mm, the ground clearance is 165 or 183 mm, depending on the diameter of the wheels. Despite its compact size, the Bayon has a fairly spacious interior and a spacious trunk of 411 liters.
The new SUV of the South Korean company received a massive radiator grille and stylish taillights in the form of an arrow with a thin diode line along the door. The interior is the same as the i20, including 10.25-inch virtual instrument and multimedia screens with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, adaptive cruise control, emergency braking and lane-keeping systems, and blind spot monitoring. There is a wireless charger for smartphones and a Bose audio system with eight speakers.
The basic version of the Hyundai Bayon will be supplied with a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated engine (84 hp) paired with a five-speed “mechanics”. Other options include 100 and 120 hp liter turbo units. with a six-speed “mechanics” or with a seven-speed “robot”. All versions of the car are front-wheel drive only.