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Hyundai Casper interiors revealed, won’t launch in India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Hyundai has revealed the interiors of the all-new Casper micro-SUV in the South Korean market. In the global markets, the Hyundai Casper will be positioned below the Hyundai Venue compact SUV. The micro-SUV measures just under 3.6 metres in length but comes with a wheelbase over 2.4 metres in length. The relatively long-wheelbase enables the Casper to come with spacious interiors combined with an uncluttered cabin and a modern dashboard. The interiors also come with functional features, equipment and storage spots.

Hyundai Casper – Interiors

The Hyundai Casper comes with a multilayered dashboard along with quirky seat upholstery and a futuristic central console. The Casper comes with a free-standing infotainment system, which is likely to come with Android Auto and Apple Carplay integrations. The large infotainment system is also likely to come with built-in navigation. The car will also come with Hyundai Bluelink connected car features. The roof console also features hotkeys for SOS and Hyundai Service. The Casper will also come with a fully digital instruments cluster.

The car features a quirky two-spoke steering wheel with a sporty flat-bottom, thumb contours and controls for the infotainment and instruments. The central console of the Hyundai Casper features hotkeys to the touchscreen infotainment system with two rotary knobs. The central console also features automatic climate control, ventilated seat function and a stubby gear selector knob. The car also comes with a rotary drive mode and traction select knob. The vehicle also comes with multiple USB outlets to charge the smartphone as well as to connect to the infotainment system.

Hyundai Casper – Seats and Upholstery

The Hyundai Casper comes with dual-tone seat upholstery. The front passenger seatback also features a table tray that lays flat, and the driver is able to use it similar to a table. The rear seats also come with a recline function offering flexible cabin space for all users. The front and rear seats also lay flat, essentially making the cabin a bed for outdoor use.

Hyundai Casper – Safety 

The Hyundai Casper will come with safety features such as Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (Vehicle/Pedestrian/Bicyclist), Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Prevention Assist, Forward Vehicle Departure Notification High Beam Assist, Driver Attention Warning, etc. The car will also come with seven airbags with front seat, front-seat side, front-centre side and curtain airbags. 

Hyundai Casper – Engine Speculation

The Hyundai Casper will come with a 1.0-litre Smartstream petrol engine with a 4-speed automatic transmission. The brand is also likely to offer a 1.0-litre turbo petrol motor with an automatic gearbox.

Hyundai Casper – Not Coming To India

The Hyundai Casper might be the perfect candidate to rival the upcoming Tata Punch. But reports suggest that the South Korean carmaker has optimised the micro-SUV for the home market. Similar to the Japanese KEI car regulation, Korea has the Gyeongcha or Korean ‘light car’ regulation. Under this regulation, the carmaker needs to produce the vehicle below the 3.6-metre length mark. This is similar to India’s sub-4-metre length bracket which helps save taxes. But at this size, the Casper will become smaller than the Hyundai Santro and therefore, India may not be the correct market for the Casper.

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