Hyundai updates the Bayon

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Major styling upgrade for the Bayon, Hyundai's smallest crossover.

The Hyundai Bayon, the Korean car giant's smallest crossover model, has been given a dramatic makeover for 2024, including a major update to the exterior styling.

More prominent grille

Gone is the blunt-nose look of the original Bayon, and in comes a more stylish look with a more prominent grille and fully integrated daytime running LED lights that create what Hyundai is calling the Seamless Horizon light signature. The bumpers, front and rear, are also new and there are new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel designs.

At the rear, the brake lights are now more arrowhead-shaped. Hyundai claims that the new "angular lines, triangular shapes, and horizontal lines in both the vehicle body and the light architecture emphasise the width and give Bayon a strong, modern appearance."

There are also four new paint colour options; Lumen Grey Pearl, Meta Blue Pearl, Lucid Lime Metallic and Vibrant Blue Pearl, and there's an optional Phantom Black contrast finish for the roof.

New digital screens

Inside, within the main instrument binnacle, is a new 10.25-inch LCD screen, and that's augmented by the 10.25-inch central touchscreen for the infotainment system. There's the option of a fully configurable 10.25-inch digital instrument screen too. There's a pair of USB-C charging ports - one in the front and one in the back - and the option of a high-end Bose stereo.

All of the Bayon's interior lighting has been upgraded, with LED units replacing the old bulb-based setups, and there's the option of multicolour front ambient lighting technology, which enables passengers to adjust the colour of the interior lighting to fit their mood.

Safety features

Hyundai is going in heavy on the safety features too, including blind spot collision avoidance, lane following assistance, forward collision assistance, junction turning assistance, adaptive cruise control that adjusts the car's speed according to upcoming corners, driver attention warning, and an updated e-call emergency calling system which now uses 4G connectivity.

Hyundai Ireland hasn't yet set specifications and prices for the updated Bayon, but it should be on sale here before the end of the year.


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Published on January 18, 2024