Hyundai AX1 crossover to be called Casper

The Casper shares its platform with the Santro and will compete with the Tata HBX.

You may be aware that Hyundai has a small crossover in the pipeline, based on the Santro's 'K1' platform. We now know that the car will be called Casper.

The Hyundai Casper (codenamed: AX1) is believed to go into production in September this year. It will be built at the newly commissioned Gwangju Global Motors (GGM) factory in South Korea. It will go on sale in Hyundai's home base before foraying into emerging markets, including India.

The Casper is rumoured to be powered by a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a turbocharged unit with a similar displacement. The engines could be mated to either a manual gearbox, automated manual transmission or a proper automatic gearbox.

The Casper is likely to be positioned below the Venue in Hyundai's line-up and will compete with the upcoming Tata HBX.

Source: Autonews

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