Hyundai unveils new Bayon

Hyundai’s new Bayon has been revealed, showcasing the firm’s latest addition to its flourishing range of SUVs.

Sitting as the smallest SUV in the firm’s line-up, the Bayon has been designed specifically for European drivers and debuts with clean lines and a wide grille. This combines with three-part lights and large air intakes to create a quirky, angular-looking car.

At the rear, there’s a horizontal line to connect the taillights, which are fully LED units, while  nine exterior colours will be there to choose from, as well as 15-steel wheels or 16- and 17-inch alloys.

Inside, the Bayon features a 10.25-inch digital driver display, as well as the option of either a 10.25 or eight-inch central infotainment display. Both wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come fitted as standard, too.

A range of connected services have been incorporated into the Bayon’s design, too. These include real-time parking information showing available spaces and prices, and calendar integration which allows owners to sync their Google or Apple calendar with the car’s system to highlight their upcoming appointments.

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The cabin is brightened up with LED ambient lighting integrated into the front passenger footwells, door wells and front door pull handle areas. 

The Bayon arrives with a single engine choice – a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol, available with outputs of either 99bhp or 118bhp. It can also be equipped with an optional 48-volt mild-hybrid system for added efficiency. It can be linked with either a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox or a clever six-speed manual transmission, which reduces emissions by being able to disconnect the gearbox from the engine when coasting.

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