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Old 1st September 2021, 15:14   #1
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Hyundai has officially unveiled its all-new Casper SUV globally. The new Hyundai Casper is a micro-SUV that will be positioned below the Venue, in the brand's model line-up.

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The new Hyundai Casper SUV is said to be underpinned by the brand's K1 compact car platform, which also underpins the Santro and the Grand i10 NIOS offerings. The Casper measures 3,595 mm in length, 1,595 mm in width and 1,575 mm in height; with a wheelbase of 2,400 mm.

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In terms of design, the new Hyundai Casper features a retro-themed design with sleek LED DRLs on top and circular headlamps positioned lower down. Moving to the side, the Casper features a boxy design with dual-tone alloy wheels roof rails and the rear door handles integrated into the C-pillar. At the rear, the LED taillights have been incorporated into the rear bumper, while the rear windscreen features 'jewel themed' LED lights.

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Hyundai is yet to reveal the interiors of the Casper micro-SUV. However, it is expected to feature a floating touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Hyundai's Blue Link connected tech. It will also feature a host of other features and tech, integrated into a neatly laid-out dashboard and cabin.

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The new Hyundai Casper is said to be offered with a choice of two petrol engine options. This includes an 85 BHP 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine and a more powerful 1.0-litre T-GDI unit churning out 99 BHP. The Casper will come with both manual and automatic transmission options.

The new Casper micro-SUV will make its way to the Indian market as well. Although a timeline is yet to be confirmed, the Casper once introduced in India will take on the likes of the upcoming Tata Punch.

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This one looks good! Youthful, funky and thankfully a departure from the alien-bug design language.

Would expect it to come with great interior quality and the best touch-screen in the segment along with feel-goods like the sunroof. Looks like a winner.
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This includes an 85 BHP 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine and a more powerful 1.0-litre T-GDI unit churning out 99 BHP. The Casper will come with both manual and automatic transmission options.
1.2 NA engine, surely? Will be hard to squeeze 85 horses from a 1L NA engine.

This car is going to be the ultimate city car. Upright, good visibility and chuckable dimensions. The Tata Punch and Hyundai Casper may spawn another segment of their own or take away the sales from the Wagon-R. Ignis' sales are going to fall even further, this is "Micro-SUV" design done right.

My father, despite looking for upgrades in a segment above, is definitely going to he interested in this.
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The Casper measures 3,595 mm in length, 1,595 mm in width and 1,575 mm in height; with a wheelbase of 2,400 mm.
Love these dimensions. Perfect for our choked city roads. I wish they also think about electrification of this.

Only reason I enjoy Alto K10 today is due to its compact dimensions and I can drive it like an Auto.
However it lacks any sort of premium-ness and it will be a game changer. I was closely watching Tata punch/Hbx but they seem to have made it wider and almost sub-4m and it will end up competing with venue/sonet
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Never knew modern cars come with speakers in position of headlights, I am so out of touch with modern car design.
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Hyundai has officially unveiled its all-new Casper SUV globally. The new Hyundai Casper is a micro-SUV that will be positioned below the Venue, in the brand's model line-up.
The second car in the 4th picture resembles a band baaja baarat car with all those speakers and lights.
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Side profile looks almost like Ignis. This is where Tata score high, HBX/Punch looks like a proper compact SUV and design is unique.

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No wonder, HBX/Punch is a size bigger than Casper

CASPER - 3595 L, 1595 W, 1575 H - Wheelbase 2400
HBX/PUNCH - 3840 L, 1822 W, 1635 H - Wheelbase 2450

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After a while, I liked a design from Hyundai; this looks quirky but in a nice way. The Toyota C-HR type rear doors also add to the character. With the current appetite for crossovers, this can work well in the Indian market.
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Looks like Hyundai is taking the ignis head-on with casper. I like the name. I just hope they make the N-Line with appropriate engine to make it a hot hatch like the Mini Cooper's in Italian Job.

Ok now to wake up and still appreciate what Hyundai is doing.
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Wow it resembles IGNIS so much, specially the side profile. Even the front looks weird with those speakers. What happened to Hyundai? Elite i20 was so nice, post which they have been churning out weird looking car after car. HBX/Punch looks so much better than these brigade of KUV, Ignis, Spresso & now this Casper.

Looking at these hideous designs my respect for TATA design team just goes up.

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After a while, I liked a design from Hyundai; this looks quirky but in a nice way.
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Of late Hyundai design team is on a roll of getting spot-on designs in some interesting segments (eg. Ioniq 5 and now this). Was thinking of a tall supermini like an S-presso for my mom, for short inner city commutes. Will wait for this one. Hope they keep the interiors functional and clean unlike the i20's grilled/ribbed/dust magnet interiors.

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1.2 NA engine, surely? Will be hard to squeeze 85 horses from a 1L NA engine.
I think OP made a mistake with power figures
It is 1.0 MPI. Car throttle mentioned 66bhp for this engine. Let's wait for official power figures from Hyundai.
The car looks lovely btw. Much better than Ignis.
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Does anyone know why the cars in the 4th picture sport different front grille design? The grille on the red Casper is devoid of the 'stereo speaker' like air-intakes. Is that the electric version!?

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No wonder, HBX/Punch is a size bigger than Casper

CASPER - 3595 L, 1595 W, 1575 H - Wheelbase 2400
HBX/PUNCH - 3840 L, 1822 W, 1635 H - Wheelbase 2450
I feel that Hyundai has planned to target the Suzuki S-Presso & Renault Kwid segment rather than the Ignis & Tata HBX. I guess they would load the Casper with features and try to undercut the HBX and steal customers from Maruti. But after the I20 & Alcazar pricing, I'm a bit skeptical.
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The new Hyundai Casper is said to be offered with a choice of two petrol engine options. This includes an 85 BHP 1.0-litre naturally-aspirated engine and a more powerful 1.0-litre T-GDI unit churning out 99 BHP. The Casper will come with both manual and automatic transmission options.
With 1.0L T-GDI engine Hyundai Casper will easily punch Tata Punch at least when it comes to the engine department whenever Hyundai plans to launch it.
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