Europe’s Exclusive Affordable SUV
The entry-level Hyundai crossover money can buy in the United States is the Venue, which starts at $19,650 for the 2023 model year. However, in Europe, the brand has a different base model available in the region. Revealed in March 2021, the Bayon is the most affordable SUV from the South Korean company on the Old Continent, and it is currently being prepared for a minor mid-cycle refresh.
Engine Options and Transmissions in the Hyundai Bayon
On the Old Continent, the Bayon is positioned below the Kona and can choose between three gasoline engines. The base unit is a 1.2-liter naturally aspirated engine with just 83 horsepower, while a 1.4-liter mill sits above it with an output of 100 hp. If you want unstoppable turbocharged power, you can go for the 1.0-liter T-GDi motor, available in two power stages with 100 hp and 120 hp. There’s a wide selection of transmissions, too – a five-speed manual for the base engine, six-speed manual and automatic transmissions for the 1.4-liter unit, and an optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic for the turbo engine.