The Korean Car Blog has at its disposal a design sketch of the new Hyundai Casper model, which will become the most compact crossover in the South Korean brand’s lineup. Judging by the schematic drawing, the novelty will receive a virtual instrument panel and a large screen for the infotainment system. In addition, contrary to the minimalist trend, Casper’s interior is replete with physical buttons and switches. The crossover is expected to be the most affordable in Hyundai’s lineup, with India being the first country to launch it.
It is known that the model is based on the K1 architecture, which it shares with the budget Santro hatchback and the Aura sedan. From this it follows that you should not expect any special off-road characteristics from Casper: it will be exclusively front-wheel drive, and an economical 1.1 or 1.2 liter gasoline engine will be located under the hood.
Earlier, Hyundai shared teasers of the novelty, which revealed the design of non-standard two-tier optics with round headlights and taillights with a pattern made up of many triangles. According to preliminary data, Casper will be slightly larger than the classic three-door Lada Niva, and its length will not exceed four meters.
The assembly of the crossover will be set up at the Hyundai Motor Company plant in Gwangju, Korea, where 70,000 copies of the model will be produced per year.
According to unofficial data, in South Korea, the model will receive a starting price tag of seven million won ($ 6,000 at the current exchange rate). Pricing for India has yet to be announced, as is the debut date.