They have their imagination Hyundai and Seat. The Koreans found the namesake for their 4.18 meter toddler Bayon the French city of Bayonne. Arona in turn, it is either a municipality on Tenerife, which is obvious from Seat, or one in northern Italy. At least that sounds like it enjoyment of life and good mood. And that is exactly what they are responsible for small SUVs very good. (Important tips for buying a new car on the Internet)
With the facelift, Seat has upgraded the Arona
Of the Bayon started in early 2021, the one built since 2017 and 4.15 meters short Arona just renovated Seat. With the usual tool kit: there was outside new bumpers, a modified rear spoiler and the like. And the cockpit was revised, got a new one Touch screen. It is up to 9.2 inches tall as in the test car, that Navi costs 1160 euros. It takes a long time to start, the menus are nested, and there is no rotary control for the volume. The handsome 10.25 inches tall digital instruments Seat calculates at 350 euros. The Arona is tastefully furnished and as Xperience, with its materials, looks a shade finer than the Hyundai.
When it comes to space, the two don’t take up much, they are for this class amazingly spacious. The front has the Arona a touch more space in the rear of the Bayon. Of the Trunk of the Spaniard 400 to 1280 liters. In the luggage compartment of the Hyundai fits with 334 to 1128 liters a little less – but this only applies to the variants with the 48-volt mild hybrid system. Without it, it would be 411 to 1205 liters. The Bayon is also stylishly furnished, albeit with simple plastics, maybe a little more playful than the serious Seat. Its 10.25 inches tall digital cockpit (Series) comes with very beautiful instruments in four styles, and the 10.25-inch touchscreen (Navi 1480 euros) has logical menus, fine graphics and practical speed dial buttons.
The is driven Bayon of a 1.0 liter with here 120 hp. These are special features 48 volt mild hybrid system with belt starter generator and the electronically controlled coupling (Clutch-by-Wire) of the six-speed manual transmission. This allows you to sail (in eco mode), i.e. roll around with the combustion engine switched off, the three-cylinder then jumps again if necessary quickly and gently at.
When it comes to the price, the two don’t do much
The system remains inconspicuous in everyday life; those in a hurry become one when switching slight delay to notice. The engine starts deliberately smoothly, runs a bit grumpy, as is typical for three cylinders, and turns happily. Both Performance Hyundai and Seat are practically on a par. There is also a seat in the seat 1.0 liter three-cylinder (110 hp) under the hood. Also a fun-loving type, lively, easy to turn and slightly hoarse. the Six-speed gearshift works a bit more wobbly than the more precisely guided in the Hyundai. At the consumption The two don’t take much care of each other: in the test it came Bayon on 6.3 liters, the Arona on 6.1. But there are differences in the coordination. The seat is tighter and tighter than the Hyundai, springs binding, only becomes a bit brittle on transverse joints. The steering responds more firmly than in the Hyundai, provides more feedback.
The one in the Bayon works smoothly and sufficiently direct, but callous. Hyundai basically has the Bayon cozier designed, with a soft, hump-backed route, too rocky landing gear. It is by no means unwieldy, in direct comparison it just seems a little less energetic. away 26,570 euros stands the Bayon in test equipment in the list, at Arona are it 26,155 euros. Even without a lot of imagination, you know that things will be tight in the end. (Calculate maintenance costs? To the car insurance comparison)