Tuesday, December 12, 2023

The electric Hyundai Casper is spotted for the first time ahead of its European landing

Hyundai is completing development of its new electric access car, Casper. This little one Crossovers The A segment is already sold in South Korea with two gasoline engines (1.0 MPi with 76 hp and 1.0 T-GDi with 100 hp); However, only the zero-emissions model will be adopted in Europe.

Series production will begin in early 2024, while the first deliveries in the home market will take place in the spring. Therefore, Most likely, his landing on the Old Continent will not take place until the second half of the year.. It is intended to replace the current i10 within the Hyundai range.

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The electric Hyundai Casper has already been spotted by some Korean media during its recent testing. This is visible despite the dense camouflage of the test units Elements such as the radiator grille (which is covered) or the wheels change compared to its combustion engine brother.

It will sit on the K1 platform and will be a fairly small car (3.60 meters long) for urban use. Although approved for four seats, it has a very modular cabin as the backrests can be folded down to obtain a flat surface, an ideal solution for camping. The second row is shifted lengthways which allows the trunk volume to be increased to 301 liters.

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The electric Hyundai Casper will be unveiled next year

Hyundai confirmed at the time a price target of 20,000 euros However, due to rising material and energy costs, this ambitious figure will be difficult to achieve. In any case, we can expect it to cost less than 25,000 euros, making it one of the main competitors of the popular Dacia Spring.

“Everyone in the industry knows that the target (price) for this type of vehicle is 20,000 euros.” noted last year Andreas Christoph Hofmann, Head of Marketing for Hyundai in Europe. BorgWarner will be responsible for supplying the vehicle’s powertrain. According to previous information, the inverter and power electronics should be integrated in a unit with the permanent magnet electric motor.

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Given that it is a car designed primarily for urban use, it is most likely that the approved autonomy will be achieved 200-300km WLTP. Its specifications shouldn’t differ too much from those of the KIA Ray, which produces around 87 hp (64 kW) and has a capacity of 35 kWh.

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