2021 Hyundai Bayon crossover revealed in full

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Author: | Updated: 03 Mar 2021 10:51

Say hello to the all-new Hyundai Bayon – the company’s smallest ever SUV. This crossover is set to arrive later this year and will be an alternative to cars like the Nissan Juke and Ford Puma.

Here’s everything you need to know.

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Hyundai Bayon styling

Being the smallest car in Hyundai’s SUV line-up means that the Bayon is based on the platform of the i20 hatchback. It has been proportioned accordingly, although there’s lots of carryovers from the brand’s larger vehicles.

This is most notable up front, where you’ll find an angular set of headlights, with DRL and indicators separated from the main unit and sitting in a slat on the bonnet line.

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There’s a big grille too, while down the sides you’ll find sharply creased doors and a range of optional new alloy wheel designs (16in and 17in). The Bayon will be offered in a number of two-tone paints, which will help it stand out from the crown.

At the rear, the vertical tail lights resemble a boomerang design, while a beefy bumper includes reversing lights and reflectors. Silver cladding on both bumpers adds a sporty touch.

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Hyundai Bayon interior and tech

The Bayon is based on the i20 and, while you can’t really tell that’s the case on the outside, the interior has been pretty much carried over unchanged.

That’s no bad thing; there’s a 10in driver display that replaces traditional dials and an impressive 8in infotainment touchscreen. The system is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a larger 10.25in unit is also available as an optional extra.

There’s a focus on practicality with the new Bayon, with this car offering substantially more rear passenger space than many competitors. However, boot space is a rather average 411 litres – there are better crossovers to consider if load lugging is a priority.

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Hyundai Bayon drivetrains

Like the i20, from launch the Bayon will be available with a range of petrol engines that use mild-hybrid technology. These 1.0-litre units use a 48V system to reduce emissions and improve economy. We’ll bring you exact specs as and when they are revealed.

As standard, the Bayon will feature a six-speed manual gearbox, but a seven-speed automatic unit will be available on some of the engine configurations.

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Hyundai Bayon prices and release date

We’ll find out more about the Bayon closer to its launch date which is set to be in the tail end of 2021. We expect it’ll get a list price of around £20,000 – more than the i20 hatch, but less than the Kona.

We’ll bring you the very best leasing plans on this all-new model as soon as they are available.

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