Review of the new Hyundai Bayon 2021-2022: appearance, interior, specifications, configuration, parameters, security systems, and price. At the end of the article, a photo and video review of the Hyundai Bayon.
Compact crossovers are increasingly appearing on the market. Savings on fuel, ground clearance, and a good set of safety systems onboard. It is these indicators that are most often associated with the production of cars in this direction. One such example is the new and compact Hyundai Bayon. The official premiere of the novelty took place in the early spring of 2021, but the start of sales is scheduled for the summer of 2021.
For the most part, the will be sold on the European automotive market. Accordingly, the technical characteristics will not be the most powerful. The basis for the new Hyundai Bayon was the platform from the i20 hatchback, more precisely from the cross-hatchback. The body of the Hyundai Bayon is still original and more reminiscent of the previously presented Hyundai Kona, Nexo, or Santa Fe. In a word, the Korean manufacturer has retained the style of the SUV line, while making the new product the most compact.
Depending on the country where the Hyundai Bayon will be sold, under the hood, there will be a naturally aspirated 1.2-liter MPI petrol engine or a 1.0-liter turbocharged T-GDI engine. In a pair to the atmospheric engine, only 5-speed mechanics will be offered, but the turbocharged unit will be with 6-speed mechanics or 7-speed robotic gearbox. The crossover has only front-wheel drive, regardless of the configuration.
The Exterior of the New Crossover
As already mentioned, outwardly, the new Hyundai Bayon crossover is very similar to the Kona, but it still has its own characteristics. The front part of the car received a very unusual design. Instead of the usual optics, the designers installed thin LED running lights, but the optics were placed a little lower, on the sides of the bumper. Depending on the configuration, the optics can be fully LED or based on halogen lamps. Here, next to the optics, small air intakes were placed.
The main part of the front end of the new Hyundai Bayon was taken under a large radiator grill. As an insert, a curly insert with protrusions was used, which changes size depending on the location. The lower part of the front end is emphasized by a bumper made of black plastic with a silver insert. There is also an additional radiator grill here, but in fact, it plays the main role in cooling the engine.
The very front of the Hyundai Bayonet 2021 looks futuristic and at first, it seems that in front of you is a concept, but in fact, it is a production model. The bonnet of the crossover lies end-to-end with the front and over the side fenders. The hood itself received a minimum of curved lines. According to the manufacturer’s calculations, such a design of the Hyundai Bayon will appeal to a young audience of buyers.
On the side, the new Hyundai Bayon 2022 crossover turned out to be modern. More open in front and tapering towards the back. This can be seen from the slope of the lines along the side part and the dimensions of the side windows. For mild-hybrid trims (typically Hyundai Bayon modifications with a 1.0-liter turbocharged engine), the front fenders will be marked with a 48V nameplate.
Despite the fashion trends in the world of cars, the designers of Hyundai Bayon decided to leave the side mirrors in the corner of the front windows. On the other hand, the shape of the body of the mirrors is modern, narrowed, and elongated on the sides. The standard set of mirrors included an electric adjustment drive, LED turn signal repeaters, and heating.
The line along the side of the Hyundai Bayon got not quite familiar. On the front door, it seems to cut into the base, thereby creating the effect of a dent, and closer to the rear, it goes into a narrowing. As befits a crossover, the lower part along the entire perimeter was decorated with black plastic, thereby adding a little protection to the car.
Regardless of the equipment, the pillars and cover of the Hyundai Bayon 2021 will be painted black. An exception will be a dark gray or black color of the car, then the roof and pillars will be painted in the main body color. The very same crossover body can be painted in one of 9 shades: White, dark, grey, deep blue, silver, green, red, gray, brown, blue, black .
The new 2021 Hyundai Bayon will be based on 15 ″, 16 ″, or 17 ″ wheels. 15 “rims will be only steel, the rest of the rims are aluminum, with a design inherent only in this model.
The unique design of the new Hyundai Bayon 2021-22 was received at the rear. The trunk lid has received a wave-like shape. Divided by horizontal LED line or black plastic insert. The boot lid can be opened completely or individually. The very top of the trunk was decorated with a sports spoiler with an LED stop repeater.
The hind feet received a not quite familiar shape, the designers decided to make them in the shape of a crescent. Regardless of the trim, the hind feet will be LED only. Special attention is drawn to the rear bumper, a small part is painted in the body color, but most of the parts are made of black plastic.
This approach makes the compact 2021 Hyundai Bayon appear sporty. On the sides of the bumper, the designers added horizontal foglights, and the lower part was decorated with a silver diffuser.
Finally, consider the roof of the Hyundai Bayon 2021 crossover. As already mentioned, depending on the color of the body, it can be black or dark gray. The racks around the perimeter of the crossover will be of a similar color.
According to various sources, the basic configuration of the Hyundai Bayon will receive a solid roof. More expensive modifications will be equipped with a panoramic roof, solid or with a sliding front. The standard kit also includes side rails on the sides of the roof and an antenna in the form of a shark fin.
Well, the new Hyundai Bayon 2022, although it looks compact, nevertheless, in design, is not inferior to competitors, larger crossovers. The designers took into account many of the shortcomings from the previous SUV models, as well as diversified with new improvements. Nevertheless, it should be understood that the platform is based on the Hyundai i20 platform, which means that special characteristics of a full-fledged crossover should not be expected.
The Interior of the New Crossover
The salon of the compact Hyundai Bayon turned out to be no less modern. With all this, the car did not go beyond the budget segment. The central part of the panel will slightly change its appearance depending on the configuration. The very top was taken under the display of the multimedia system, made in the form of a tablet. In the standard version, the display goes to 8 ″, but the advanced crossover options will get a 10.25 ″ screen. The foundation of multimedia will remain independent, which can simultaneously work with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The company also decided not to remove the mechanical buttons, although a number of touch buttons are also present. A pair of central air ducts look not entirely familiar. The designers extended horizontal lines to the passenger side and added LED lighting. Thus, the car got its flavor in the cabin.
From the details of the central part of the Hyundai Bayon panel, the maximum can be noted the climate control panel, since there is nothing superfluous. As already mentioned, the climate control consists of mechanical buttons and a small monochrome display. By the way, the climate panel itself is slightly wrapped in the driver’s side. Thus, the manufacturer decided to minimize the driver’s attention to climate control.
The center tunnel between the front seats has received a little more functions. In addition to a 12V outlet and a USB port, wireless charging was also installed here. Closer to the gearshift lever, a number of buttons have been added to control the heated front seats, the choice of travel mode, and quick access to the rear camera.
A mechanical handbrake will be a surprise, because many manufacturers install an electromechanical version of the handbrake, moving away from the classic version. Completing this whole set are a pair of cup holders and an armrest with a spacious compartment inside. On the back, the armrest has a USB port for rear passengers and a small recess for a gadget or small things.
As for the interior of the Hyundai Bayon 2021 itself, most of the upholstery will be fabric. It is in the fabric covering that the first examples of the crossover are presented. The buyer was offered a choice of completely black upholstery or gray with black accents.
The seats of the new Hyundai Bayon crossover also do not stand out with special luxury, while the comfort is not worse than that of competitors. The front seats have side bolsters, a high backrest, and separate head restraints as standard. In most cases, the adjustment is mechanical and only in the top versions, there will be an electric adjustment drive.
The second row of seats in the 2021 Hyundai Bayon is designed for three passengers. If necessary, the seats can be folded in a 60/40 ratio. Despite the fact that the crossover was classified as a compact car, there is plenty of free space in the cabin for both first and second-row passengers.
The last detail of the Hyundai Bayon’s interior is the driver’s seat. Depending on the configuration and the driver’s wishes, the dashboard can be analog or digital. For analog tidy, a 3.5 ″ color display of the on-board computer is provided, and digital tidy will be based on a 10.25 ″ color display.
The digital instrument panel will allow the driver not only to choose one of the existing settings but also to independently arrange the instruments at their discretion. The steering wheel of the new Hyundai Bayon is original. Two large and two smaller knitting needles, while the large ones have function buttons. The steering wheel can be adjusted mechanically or electrically (depending on the equipment).
The interior of Hyundai Bayon 2021-2022, can be said to have everything you need, even more. Starting from the basic configuration, there is a multimedia system, a rearview camera, and a number of useful functions. The salon itself turned out to be spacious and practical, which is important for outdoor enthusiasts. Minimum maintenance and maximum comfort.
The new Hyundai Bayon 2021-2022, it will be proposed to install one of two units. The first option is a naturally aspirated petrol engine with a volume of 1.2 liters, 4-cylinder MPI family. The second engine is a turbocharged gasoline T-GDI with a volume of 1.0 liters per 3 cylinders. An interesting point is that the turbocharged unit will come with a mild hybrid, which means the onboard network of the crossover is at 48V.
Safety and Comfort Systems
Even the basic equipment of the Hyundai Bayon 2021-2022 will be able to surprise you with a good set of functions and security systems. So the crossover list included:
- front and side airbags
- safety curtains
- ABS + ESP
- emergency braking system
- blind spot monitoring
- driver monitoring system
- SOS system
- frontal collision avoidance mechanism
- assistant at the start downhill
- mount ISOFIX
- monitoring of vehicle movement along the occupied lane
- standard alarm
- front and rear seat belt sensor
- tire pressure monitoring system
- wireless charger
- USB ports
- on-board computer
- mobile connection
- Bluetooth system
- digital instrument panel
- multimedia system
- front and rear parking sensors
- heated steering wheel
- power window package
- selector of travel modes
- cruise control with speed limit
- 12V socket
- rain and light sensor
- automatic switching of low and high beam
- halogen or LED front optics
- LED running lights
- air conditioning or climate control
- heated front seats
According to representatives of the company, in proportion to the receipt of new copies of Hyundai Bayon in dealerships, the standard list of systems will expand. Optional will be transferred to the category of standard, and new technologies will be introduced as an option or in top configurations.
Crossover complete set
As already mentioned, the basic configuration of the Hyundai Bayon will be able to surprise with a good set of functions and compete with competitors. So in the basic set of the crossover, there are:
- front airbags
- safety curtains
- multimedia system with 8 ″ display
- analog instrument panel
- 3.5 ″ display of the on-board computer
- air conditioning
- light sensor
- LED daytime running lights
- halogen front optics
- Cruise control
- rear parking sensors
- tire pressure monitoring
It can be seen that the list of the basic configuration of the Hyundai Bayon is quite good, which means that it will be expanded in the future. The interior and exterior design of the car turned out to be modern, although it is very similar to the previously presented models of the company. If you believe the words of company representatives, the novelty may appear early.