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Hyundai Casper micro-SUV revealed, will rival Tata Punch

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Hyundai has unveiled its new micro-SUV, Casper, in the international market. The micro-SUV comes with a quirky design language, blending butch SUV looks with contemporary features and modern interiors. The brand has announced that the early bird reservations for the car will commence in September in the South Korean market, followed by the launch and deliveries. Hyundai has not yet revealed if the brand will launch Casper in the Indian market. But if the brand brings the car to India, it will directly rival the recently unveiled Tata Punch micro-SUV. 

Hyundai Casper – Design Highlights

The Hyundai Casper features an upright front fascia with rounded headlamps. The car comes with a large radiator grille with a mesh pattern and integrates well with the lamps. The Casper also gets LED daytime running lights below the clamshell bonnet with a unique light signature. The micro-SUV comes with flared wheel arches and trapezoidal claddings. The car also comes with a B-pillar that neatly integrates with the body creating a unique look from the side. The Casper also comes with silver finish roof rails and silver skid plates. The rear of the car features distinctive taillamps and rounded lights on the bumper. 

Hyundai Casper – Interior Features 

While Hyundai did not reveal the interiors of the Casper, a glimpse from the exterior reveals some crucial details. Pictures reveal a free-standing infotainment system in the centre and squircle steering wheel. The car is likely to come with premium fabric upholstery and a spacious cabin. The micro-SUV will also come with a plethora of active and passive safety options. Pictures also reveal that the micro-SUV will come with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, autonomous emergency braking etc. 

Hyundai Casper – Engine Speculations

Hyundai is likely to power the Casper using a 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated engine. The brand is also likely to offer a 1.0-litre turbo-petrol motor. The engines are likely to come with both manual and automatic transmission options. 

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