Hyundai Motor has unveiled the new Bayon with a new bold and robust design. A comprehensive array of intelligent connectivity and safety features distinguish it within the B-SUV category. This new updated Bayon has also undergone enhancements to its interior and technology features.
The latest Bayon showcases a sleek and unique design tailored for the European market, adopting a crossover SUV body style. A front LED DRL (Daytime Running Lights) bar has been incorporated across the face of the car to create the seamless Horizon light signature, similar to that of the All-new KONA.
Both the form and detailing of the front bumper and radiator grille have been refined to achieve a more assertive, robust look. The rear of the New Bayon has also been redesigned whilst being complimented by newly-designed 16- and 17-inch wheels.
The Bayon has been praised for its innovative and captivating design distinguishing it form its competitors with its striking proportions and bold graphic elements. Its stylishly redesigned front grille bolsters the vehicles presences with a wide and solid stance. Down the side of the Bayon you have a dynamic shoulder line that creates a sharp wedge-shaped look and then moving around to the rear, arrow-shaped rear lights underline the pillar dynamics further enhancing the cars wide profile.
These angular lines, triangular shapes and horizontal elements within the vehicles body and light architecture emphasize width and give the Bayon and dynamic, robust appearance.
The New Bayon comes with a total of nine exterior colours available to choose from, including four new colours: Lumen Grey Pearl, Meta Blue Pearl, Lucid Lime Metallic and Vibrant Blue Pearl. An optional two-tone roof in Phantom Black is also available with various exterior colours.
Aligned with Hyundai's customer-centric approach, the New Bayon offers cutting-edge connectivity technology. Its state-of-the-art digital cockpit and top-line infotainment features have been improved with the introduction of Over-the-Air (OTA) map updates.
Customers now benefit from a 10.25-inch LCD instrument cluster, with a separate 10.25-inch Audio Visual Navigation Screen (AVN) screen as standard. New Bayon continues to offer features that were already popular in the previous version, such as the optional 10.25-inch configurable digital cluster with different graphics, depending on the drive mode, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless charger, and the latest update to Bluelink® telematics.
Two USB-C ports – one in the front and one in the rear – make it easier to even charge simultaneously the latest tech devices. The front USB-A port 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 thanks to its eight speakers – including a subwoofer.
UK specification to be confirmed
The New Bayon features a roomy well-lit interior, prioritising on maximising front and rear passenger comfort, and a premium amount of boot storage.
The refreshed model has replaced lightbulbs with LED technology for increased in-car illumination, from optional LED Room/Map and Sunvisor lamps, and has the option of multicolour front ambient lighting technology, which enables passengers to adjust the colour of the interior lighting to fit their mood.
The New Bayon stands out among its rivals within the compact SUV market. Lane Following Assist (LFA) ensures precise lane positioning, while Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) warns and applies brakes if needed to prevent accidents with cars, pedestrians, or cyclists, including Junction Turning for intersection safety. Navigation-based Smart Cruise Control (NSCC) adjusts speed on highways using navigation data.
Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist (BCA) monitors blind spots, alerting drivers and applying brakes if necessary. Driver Attention Warning (DAW) detects drowsiness or distraction, complemented by Leading Vehicle Departure Alert (LVDA) for safer starts.
The Bayon introduces second-generation eCall on the 4G network, automatically alerting emergency services in the event of airbag deployment or manual activation. UK specifications pending confirmation.