The Bayon model is a representative of the category of small SUVs and crossovers, in our country it competes with, for example, Škoda Kamiq or Volkswagen T-Cross. Hyundai built it as a spiritual successor to the ix20, so popular in our country, and it follows a similar philosophy – to offer a large car in the smallest possible footprint.
This applies even after the modernization, which you can recognize thanks to modified LED headlights, different bumpers and a revised radiator grille. Customers can then choose from new sixteen- and seventeen-inch wheels. They also choose between nine body colors, some of which can be combined with a contrasting black roof.
Although the Bayon is primarily a small urban SUV, it borrows equipment from higher segments. The car can be equipped, for example, with a 10.25″ multimedia system with built-in navigation, the map data of which can be updated online! There is also the possibility of mirroring a smartphone, a wireless charger, USB-C and older USB-A inputs, or perhaps a Bose audio system with eight speakers.
The interior lighting has also been improved. In higher trims, diodes replace classic light bulbs, which better illuminate the passenger compartment and the 411-liter luggage compartment. It’s just a shame that, unlike the ix20, there is no sliding rear bench, which would increase the variability of the cabin even more. One more interesting thing about the lights inside – you can now optionally order multi-colored ambient lighting in the area for the front passengers.
The list of novelties is underlined by an army of safety and assistance systems. Bayon monitors the blind spot, traffic around the car and reacts to driver inattention. It is also equipped with the second generation of the eCall system, which will automatically call for help in the event of an accident. We should start seeing the first pieces of the rejuvenated SUV here this year.