New Hyundai Bayon, BiK boost for Audi PHEVs, BSM to take 750 Peugeots this year

First pictures: Hyundai Bayon

Hyundai has revealed its new baby crossover model, with the Bayon slotting in as the smallest Hyundai SUV.

Named after the Bayonne region of south-west France, the new model will arrive in the summer with a choice of 100hp and 120hp 1.0-ltire petrol engines.

The Korean brand is claiming class-leading connectivity and technology, including wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – a first for the sector, and 10.25-inch touchscreen, wireless charging pad and three USB ports, as well as the Bluelink system that links the car to a smartphone via an app, which includes new functionality for importing a calendar event to the navigation.

Q5 Sportback brings BiK boost for A6 and A7 PHEVs

Audi has uprated the battery on its Q5, A6 and A7 models, extending the maximum range over the Audi Q5 Sportback TFSIe PHEV 202140-mile barrier for the A6 and A7 to reduce BiK payments, depending on trim level. The improved range coincides with the arrival of Q5 Sportback (pictured) and A6 Avant PHEVs, and cover both 299hp 50-badged TFSIe and 376 55-badged TFSIe powertrains.

The new Q5 Sportback has a maximum official rage figure of 37 miles, and the updated Q5 SUV 39 miles, which means they sit in the 11% tax band for the 2021/22 tax year, rather than 7% for the A6 and A7 models with a range of at least 40 miles.

Peugeot set to deliver 750 cars to BSM this year

Peugeot BSM 2021The British School of Motoring is set to order more than 750 Peugeot 208 and 308 models for its driving instructors this year, adding to the 4,000 it has supplied since the two companies formed a relationship in 2015.

“We are absolutely delighted to continue our work with BSM and be able to provide their fleet with some of the latest offerings in our range,” said Julie David, managing director of Peugeot UK. “BSM have played an instrumental role over the past century in getting Brits out onto our roads, and we are thrilled with the positive reception that our models have received from BSM customers and instructors.”

 

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