2021 Hyundai Bayon revealed: prices, specs and release date

Ryan Hirons
March 02, 2021

Another new SUV from Hyundai is on the horizon, this time in the form of the i20-sized Bayon. Read on for full details.

  • Hyundai Bayon revealed
  • i20-sized SUV
  • Mild-hybrid tech as standard
  • 411 litres of boot space
  • 10.25-inch infotainment screen
  • Available late 2021

The Hyundai Bayon is a city-friendly SUV that’s roughly the size of the i20 hatchback and is an alternative to the Ford Puma and Volkswagen T-Cross. It’s just been revealed with new mild-hybrid tech as standard and a decent-sized boot, plus a 10.25-inch infotainment screen headlining the options list.

2021 Hyundai Bayon design

See the new Hyundai Bayon here

Bold would be a fair way to describe the styling of the Hyundai Bayon. Up front, a huge grille sits below very thin headlights that make it look a bit like a scowling cat.

The Bayon is sure to be divisive with its looks

Sharp creases are splashed down the side, with an optional two-tone roof adding a little more character. The rear of the Hyundai Bayon continues that split colour theme as well. Narrow but tall taillights are connected by a thin light bar and there’s some silver cladding to make this dinky crossover look a little beefier.

Nothing screams city SUV like silver cladding, right?

15-inch steel wheels will come as standard on the Bayon, though they can be upgraded to 16- or 17-inch alloys if you’d prefer.

2021 Hyundai Bayon interior and infotainment

The Hyundai Bayon’s cabin seems lifted straight from the i20. Straked dashboard trims stretch the width of the car, plus there’s a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display for key info like speed, revs and fuel as standard. LED ambient lighting features throughout, and you can choose from black or grey upholstery.

You can have two 10.25-inch screens in the Hyundai Bayon

Out of the box, the Bayon comes with an 8-inch infotainment system, though you can upgrade this to a crisper 10.25-inch unit. Regardless of which you choose though, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone mirroring are both supported.

There are 411 litres of usable boot space in the Bayon

There’s a 411-litre boot in the Hyundai Bayon too, putting it ahead of Mazda CX-3’s 350-litre capacity though a bit behind the Ford Puma’s 456-litre boot.

2021 Hyundai Bayon engines

All versions of the Bayon feature mild-hybrid technology

All of the Hyundai Bayon’s engines are linked up to 48-volt mild-hybrid tech as standard, which works to cut emissions and fuel consumption by switching the engine off a little earlier than normal when coming to a stop.

A range of 1.0-litre petrol engines is offered, with the most powerful a 120hp unit. Hyundai hasn’t given full details of the others yet, though. You can pick between a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic too.

2021 Hyundai Bayon release date

No official word yet on when the Hyundai Bayon will go on sale, though it’s likely to be in summer 2021.

Pricing will likely start from around £19,000 to put it between the Hyundai i20 hatchback and larger Hyundai Kona SUV.

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