1st Look Of Hyundai’s Rs 6 Lakh SUV Revealed: USPs, Launch Date, Looks & More
Hyundai has been testing a small SUV in the brand’s home country of South Korea for several months. The vehicle will be positioned below the top-selling Venue compact SUV and will make its global debut later this year.
The new Casper will be the smallest and most economical SUV in the company’s lineup, with prices ranging from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 12 lakh (ex-showroom, India). Hyundai recently unveiled the upcoming micro UV Casper which is slated to go on sale in its home market in a few days.
Also, there are spy shots of the upcoming Casper spotted at Hyundai’s Korea plant.
According to the confirmation by Hyundai, Casper mini-SUV will come with either a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated engine or a 1.0-litre turbocharged unit. Both manual and automatic transmissions are likely to be on offer.
A split headlamp cluster with round-shaped LED DRLs, clamshell-shaped bonnet, eyebrow-like LED turn indicators, rectangular-shaped ORVMs, sporty alloy wheel design, the pillar-mounted rear door handles, shark fin antenna, grey roof rails, unique bumper-fitted lighting unit, high-mounted stop lamp, and other features can be found on the front fascia.
From one end of the bonnet to the other, there is a thick gloss black strip. The front bumper also has a front grille that comes in two variations.
One has silver trim and triangle pattern vents, while the other has a blacked-out grille with a gloss black line and checked pattern vents. On the grille of the device, there are two additional circular vents. The dual-tone grille gives Caper an SUV appearance.
The roof rails, as well as the black claddings surrounding the wheel arches and door sills, give the car a rugged look. Another feature that gives Casper a luxury appearance is the blacked-out alloy wheels.
Internally said to be codenamed AX1, the four-seater will have top-spec variants which could be equipped with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, a steering wheel with mounted controls, a semi-digital instrument cluster, etc.
There are also faux silver bash plates on both ends, blacked-out A-pillars, a roof-mounted rear spoiler with brake light, a shark-fin antenna, and dual-tone ORVMs.
Rivals In India
The Hyundai Casper’s most direct rival will be the upcoming Tata HBX micro-SUV.
Additionally, it will also see competition from some of the other high-riding hatchbacks like the Maruti Suzuki Ignis and the Mahindra KUV100, to name a few.