Hyundai Bayon Review 2024
Hyundai Bayon At A Glance
If anything, the Hyundai Bayon is refreshingly normal. You can't get an electric version (48-volt mild-hybrid tech is standard, though), while its design is smart and stylish without being particularly abstract. In typical Hyundai fashion, it comes well-equipped, while competitive list prices and a generous warranty add to its appeal.
There are three core trim levels available: SE Connect, Premium and Ultimate. Standard equipment on the Hyundai Bayon SE Connect includes 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control and a reversing camera as well as an eight-inch media system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
We'd look for a mid-spec Hyundai Bayon Premium, though, for desirable features like climate control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel and a bigger 10.25-inch infotainment display complete with built-in navigation. You also get flashier 17-inch alloy wheels.
The top-spec Bayon SE Connect, meanwhile, adds a Bose sound system, black gloss exterior highlights and some handy driver-assist tech in the form of a Blind Spot Collision Warning and Lane Follow Assist.
Based on the Hyundai i20, the Bayon is spacious enough for a small crossover, but it's not as versatile as a Volkswagen T-Cross. You don't sit particularly high, either – a lot of buyers expect a high seating position in a car like this, but it's barely any loftier than in a regular hatchback.
Even though you don't get a commanding driving position, the Hyundai Bayon is easy to drive with light steering and an eager little 1.0-litre petrol engine. Mild-hybrid power gives it a useful boost in torque while its official 53.3mpg fuel economy figure means it'll be pretty cheap to run. Don't expect it to drive under electric power alone, though – if that's what you're after, look at the Renault Captur E-Tech plug-in hybrid instead.
Prices for the Hyundai Bayon start from just over £20,000, while the most desirable variants edge over £25,000. That's pretty good value for money in today's market, especially when you factor in the generous standard equipment levels.