Hyundai Bayon review

Category: Small SUV

Section: Performance & drive

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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

The Bayon is available with a choice of two 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engines. The cheaper option (badged 1.0 T-GDi 100) can do 0-62mph in a respectable 10.7sec, so we suspect it’ll be up to the job. 

As yet, though, we’ve tried only the more powerful 1.0 T-GDi 120. This will get you to 62mph more quickly, although only by 0.3sec. It pulls well from low revs and the six-speed manual gearbox that comes as standard on all Bayons has a light action and is reasonably precise. We’ve yet to sample the optional automatic.