Hyundai Bayon Review, Specs & Performance

Stylish, small SUV will impress. Affordable and practical

The Hyundai Bayon is an affordable contract hire small SUV that offers a stylish car to impress. It's also a practical choice, with lots of equipment and features - and it's easy to drive.

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Overview of the Hyundai Bayon


There's just one turbocharged petrol engine for the Hyundai Bayon car lease with 48v mild-hybrid technology and it has two outputs - but this 1.0-litre offering that impresses.

With power outputs of 100 PS or 120 PS, the Bayon offers nice levels of performance. And with emissions of just 118g/km, it also offers a Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rating that might attract company car drivers.

The fuel economy is around 50 mpg, and the regenerative braking system is barely noticeable as it tops up the battery. It's not the fastest small SUV but with acceleration from 0-62mph being achieved in 10 seconds, it does offer a car that is easy to live with. The power is delivered using a six-speed manual box, or a seven-speed automatic transmission.

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Hyundai Bayon in a nutshell

Essentially, while the Hyundai Bayon is the firm's smallest crossover, it feels more spacious onboard and it's a sensible car to enjoy and easy to live with - and for anybody looking to lease a small, well-equipped car that is comfortable to drive, then it certainly needs road testing.


The Hyundai Bayon car lease range is an all-new creation with a distinctive look and lots of equipment.

It's in a keenly fought segment but there's a lot to like about it with a stylish interior that features two 10.25-inch displays that flow naturally across the dashboard. The infotainment system is also smartphone compatible, and the boot size is a useful 401 litres.

And since the Bayon is based on Hyundai i20's platform, there are some similarities in the cabin. That's no criticism - it's a comfortable and well-designed place to spend time and it will deal with robust use, especially from families.

Behind the wheel, the Bayon gives a well-planted and rewarding driving experience - it doesn't offer the most fun to have behind the wheel in the segment, but the controls are light and it's a comfortable performer.

The one area where the Bayon does stand out is for the list of safety equipment including lane keep assist, driver attention alert, lane departure warning and autonomous emergency braking. Drivers also get Hyundai's automatic emergency call system, eCall, and there's also forward collision assist and cyclist and pedestrian detection.

There are three trims to choose from and the standard kit includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, roof rails and spoiler, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. There's also air-conditioning and cruise control, along with a rear-view camera and rear parking sensors and the infotainment system has voice recognition.

Other models feature privacy glass, automatic climate control, a 10.25-inch satnav display including 'live services' and telematics, as well as a wireless charging pad. The top model adds a two-tone black roof, smart keyless entry and a Bose sound system.


Why not have a look at the Bayon on the official Hyundai company website? Or why not look at some of these similar car lease deals from First Vehicle Leasing the Ford Puma, or the SEAT Arona.