New from £20,350 / £297 p/m
- 5 doors
- 5 seats
- Automatic or manual
- Petrol hybrid
Words by: Dan Trent
"The Hyundai Bayon is a compact crossover based on the i20 hatchback but wrapped in more fashionable clothing to compete with its close relative the Kia Stonic, the ever-popular Nissan Juke, the sharp-handling Ford Puma and the acclaimed Renault Captur, among many others. By pretty much all comparisons the Bayon sticks to the accepted script, leaving style and image the likely primary factors in choosing it over its many rivals."
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Running costs for a Hyundai BAYON
The Bayon enters a very competitive market, where both style and cost are high on buyers’ priorities. With so many cars to choose from in this sector manufacturers are therefore under pressure to keep pricing keen, so it will pay to shop around and see what deals and incentives might be available at the point of purchase. For its part Hyundai has seemingly priced the Bayon at the upper end compared with some direct alternatives, offsetting that against a generous standard specification. In terms of running costs it looks pretty competitive, the mild hybrid technology and 'intelligent' manual gearbox intended to keep a lid on CO2 and mpg figures. At the time of writing these were yet to be confirmed but every indication would be the Bayon will be on a par with equivalent cars like the Ford Puma, which has a similar combination of a downsized petrol engine with mild hybrid assistance. Full hybrids are less common in this sector, though Renault does offer a plug-in version of the Captur that could save in running costs. It is a lot more expensive to buy, though.
Hyundai BAYON Crossover (2021 - ) review
The Hyundai Bayon is a stylish compact crossover with a generous specification but faces an uphill struggle against rivals like the Ford Puma and Renault Captur