Hyundai previously hinted at introducing a new small SUV to replace the Santro in the Indian market. Although the initial plan for this SUV was cancelled, Hyundai has teased a new fully electric micro-SUV for the global market. Named the Hyundai Inster, this SUV is the electric variant of the Casper micro-SUV available in the Korean market. Here’s everything we know about this upcoming competitor to the Tata Punch EV.
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Hyundai Inster: Teaser

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The new Hyundai Inster shares a similar design to the Casper micro-SUV. Its eye-catching design includes round LED headlamps, a muscular bonnet, and flat surfaces with some character lines. The major difference lies in the 25 cm longer wheelbase, allowing for more interior space. Other notable features include the Parametric Pixel LED design from the Ioniq 5, a central charging port on the front grille, and aero-optimized 17-inch alloy wheels.

Hyundai has given a hint about the new interiors coming to the Inster, along with its exterior design. Although the overall cabin layout is expected to remain the same, the Inster will feature a new dual-screen setup for the digital instrument cluster and the infotainment unit. Spy shots have also revealed a new three-spoke steering wheel for the model. Additionally, the Inster will come equipped with a level-2 ADAS model that offers functions such as lane-keeping assist, auto high beam assist, and more.

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Hyundai Inster: Powertrain


The new teaser image confirms that the new Hyundai Inster will come with a claimed range of 319 km. Built on a modified K1 platform, the new electric SUV is expected to come provided with a 30 kWh battery pack that produces around 80 bhp of peak power.

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Hyundai Inster: Price and India Launch

Hyundai Inster Interior

The new teaser confirms that the Hyundai Inster will debut in the international market on 27 June 2024. The SUV will first go on sale in European market starting July 2024. Although the company’s plans for India are still undisclosed, they have recently obtained a patent for the name “Casper,” indicating a new SUV may be on the way. The SUV’s overall powertrain specifications are similar to those of the Tata Punch.ev medium range. Consequently, the Inster is expected to be priced between Rs 11.5 lakh and Rs 15 lakh (on-road, Mumbai). Ahead of this models launch, we expect the Hyundai Creta EV, to be launched in the Indian market by early 2025.

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