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The Hyundai Bayon is a subcompact SUV car (B-segment in Europe) manufactured by the South Korean marque Hyundai. It was introduced in 2021 as a more affordable alternative to the Kona, which is also based on the Hyundai i20 hatchback platform. This entry-level SUV is powered with mild hybrid engines, discarding diesel engines altogether. It has numerous driving aids (including semi-autonomous driving thanks to Hyundai SmartSense technology) and also enjoys the dimensions of the Kona.

The Bayon is sold with standard turbocharged gasoline engines or with 48-volt mild hybridization. There are also two types of transmissions; the intelligent 6iMT manual or a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox called 7DCT.

The idea that Hyundai is pursuing with the Bayon is to increase the offer in the B-SUV segment, even if it means cannibalizing its own products. This sector is continually evolving thanks to consumers’ preference, so Hyundai wants to position itself with several different models to compete against vehicles such as the Dacia Duster, Nissan Juke, Seat Arona or Opel Crossland.

However, the idea of a brand having two subcompact SUVs —three if we count the Hyundai Creta, although this model is aimed at other markets— in the same segment for sale is not new, and brands such as Volkswagen with the T-Roc and T-Cross and Opel with the Crossland and Mokka do it, although in these two cases, there are differences in size between the two vehicles.

There is only one generation of this crossover.

Hyundai Bayon. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all Hyundai Bayon models that have been produced. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all Hyundai Bayon.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Hyundai Bayon I – First Generation (BC3) (2021)


Diesel Engines

  • There are no diesel-engined versions of the Hyundai Bayon Gen 1

Petrol Engines

  • 1.0 T-GDi 100 CV (2021)
  • 1.0 T-GDi 120 CV (2021)
  • 1.2 MPi 84 CV (2021)

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