As he looks: as “real SUV”, Hyundai praises the Bayon in the press release. These are big words, not only because the model four-wheel drive named after the southern French city of Bayonne. The technical basis provides the small compact of the house, which means i20 and with the Hyundai that has done, which, for example, VW with the transformation of the polo to the T-Cross advanced: more ground freedom, thus also a slightly higher seating position, In the all-round dimensions some centimeters are packed, but above all a fundamental change d1. Instead of SUV, we would be more likely to use the classification crossover, which is likely to feel a social-friendly from SUV-Stigma – probably as a socially acceptable.

Faliness is the operation all the time: The 4.18 meter compact Bayon makes itself an expressive, yet harmonious design, on request (500 euros) there is a black colored roof, on the front falling from the rest of the luminaire graphic, narrow daytime running lights and The indicated underrun protection on, on the back of a sporty roof spoiler, the arrow-shaped taillights and an optically prolonged rear window.

Beautiful station wagon: Bayon cockpit with digital driver display and large 10.25 inch touch screen. Our picture shows the hand switched version. Manufacturer

As it is set up: One could engage in the slope of this hyundais for hard plastic. The plastic did not disturb us because the look wicked anyway, which is more obvious: on the digital cockpit with 10.25-inch display and on the (navigation package) also 10.25 inches of touchscreen with rapid understandable menu navigation, Clear split screen representation and crisp sharp imaging. Nice plan is located below a bar of practical sensor keys. Speech recognition shows the understanding weakness known from Hyundai-Kia, often we have abandoned and our concern then entered manually.

Once again to the navigation package: the investment of 1480 euros is worth it, because there is a lot of equivalent value – in addition to a noise-reduced windscreen and the mentioned large touchscreen also a BOSE sound system with eight speakers and the Bluelink telematics services, including real-time Traffic information and last-mile navigation, where the smartphone leads to the destination over the last foot meters.

How much space he has: The Bayon conveys a good sense of space, not only in front, but also on the back seats, where even adults travel comfortably and do not start the exit after a few kilometers. The trunk must know that his recording standby in the case of the 48 volt hybrid is not insignificant 77 liters to 334 to 1128 liters.

Luggage compartment: After folding the rear seat laths, an almost flat loading area is open. Manufacturer

What drives him: The 88 kW / 120 hp Intite three-cylinder is the top motor in the Bayon program. He generally experiences support from a 48 volt mild hybrid system. We would set the 7-speed double-clutch transmission “DCT” to the shopping list, it is well tuned and switches just as clean as precise, the required 1540 euros are well-laid money. If you prefer yourself hand, you can do this with the “Intelligent” six-speed switching gear “6-IMT” with electronically controlled clutch, which decouples the engine in certain driving situations and initiates a fuel-saving sail mode as soon as the driver voubles the gas foot.

How he drives: Good. The Bayon reports with friendly unobtrusive three-cylinder sound, louder he becomes only at a high speed. Very useful speaks the breezing, he brings the Hyundai Crossover whispered and sovereign from the spot. The fact that the teamwork with the dual-clutch transmission works best has already mentioned mentioned.

Verpalled asphalt and sharp transverse joints do not remain unnoticed, yet the comfort is fine, as a whole, the driving behavior is as balanced and competent to judge, the Bayon also tolerates higher curve atmosphere, without falling in questionable wind tilt.

Three driving steps (Eco, normal, sports) change the essence of the small crossovers, the traffic sign recognition works reliable, and the excited beeps of the over-privile trailing assistant is less annoying than inflationary, we fear the driver / driver in a real emergency not at all More.

Speaking of driving assistants: Tracking, attention and emergency brake assistant with pedestrian / cyclist recognition are always as standard, as well as the traffic sign recognition. From “Trend” equipment adds a reversing camera. Only the highest equipment level “Prime” reserved unfortunately the options of a navigation-based adaptive tempomate with distance control (330 euros) and the assistant package plus (750 euros), to which then a dead angle assist with parking function, a home-saving system and the sensible Cross traffic warning with emergency brake function belong.

Hybridized: The top drive with 120 hp is always supported by 48 volts technology. Manufacturer

What he consumes: We did not come to the factory 5.5 l / 100 km. 6.4 liters are at least to be calculated in everyday life, with swift highway ride it is over 8 liters. On average we were with 7.3 l / 100 km.

What he offers: The two lower equipment levels “PURE” and “SELECT” can not be combined with the 120 hp drive. Here it must be at least the “trend” level, in which among other ambient lighting, digital cockpit, steering wheel and seat heating and the small 8-inch smartphone with smartphone connection (via cable) are included in the scope of delivery. The top equipment “Prime” makes 17 inchers from the 16-inch alloy wheels and also brings full-led headlights, reversing camera and the comfort package (u.A. Climate control, rain sensor, rear seat heating). As it is ordered about the driving assistant, we have already dealt.

What he costs: from 25,250 euros. For the Prime model, a surcharge of 1830 euros is calculated.

What we mean: The Bayon represents Hyundai very worthy in the competitive environment of VW T-Cross, Seat Arona or Opel Mocha. He looks good, offers multimedia modern, spacious space and convincing driving characteristics. However, he should be a little less thirsty. And that some meaningful equipment details require the supplement to the top model, is a pity.

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The data of the Hyundai Bayon 1.0 T-GDI 48 V hybrid 7-DCT

Displacement 998 CCM, Cylinder 3, Power 88 kW / 120 hp at 6000 / min, max. Torque 200 nm at 2000-3500 / min, tip 185 km / h, Acceleration 0 to 100 km / h in 10.4 sec, standard consumption WLTP 5.5 l S per 100 km, Test consumption 7.3 l / 100 km, CO2 emission 124 g / km, Pollutant class Euro 6d, Energy efficiency class C, Length * * 4.18 m, Width 1.55 m, Height 1.50 m, trunk 334-1128 L, Fuel tank 40 L, Empty weight * (equipment dependent) 1145-1255 kg, Permissible total weight 1660-1680 kg, Payload 425-535 kg, Trailer load 450 kg (braked), 1110 kg (unbraked). 7-G double clutch gearbox, front drive. Insurance type classes 15 (kH), 19 (TK), 21 (VK). Price * from 25,250 euros.