Hyundai Casper Name Trademarked in India, Could it be the Successor to Santro?

In the international arena, the Hyundai Casper is available with two engine options: a 1.0-litre NA petrol (85bhp) and a 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol (99bhp).

By Sanorita | on May 16, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Hyundai has trademarked the Casper name in India, a crossover already available in the global market. Although an official announcement is pending, rumours are circulating online that the South Korean carmaker may bring the model here to rival models like the Tata Punch, Tata Tiago, and the Maruti Suzuki WagonR. If launched, the car will be positioned below the compact Exter in the lineup. It is expected to succeed the Santro, which Hyundai no longer offers in India. Market assumptions suggest that the sportier styling of the Casper may garner more market attention than the Santro's traditional hatchback appearance in our country. Let's learn more about the recently trademarked model in more detail.

Hyundai Casper

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Hyundai Casper: Exterior and Interior 

In terms of appearance, the Casper is an amalgamation of a tallboy hatchback and an SUV. It is 1,595mm wide, 1,575mm tall, and 3,595mm long, with a 2,400mm wheelbase. The crossover's unique design features include top-mounted LED DRLs, round headlamps, a mesh grille, squared wheel arches, and alloy wheels.

The Casper's interior has a digital instrument console, a gear lever located on the dashboard, a two-spoke steering wheel, and a floating touchscreen infotainment system. The global-spec version also comes with ADAS. 

Hyundai Casper: Other Highlights

In South Korea, the Casper has two petrol engine options: a 1.0-litre NA (85bhp) and a 1.0-litre turbocharged (99bhp). Both versions get manual and automatic transmission choices. The Hyundai Casper is likely to be offered in India with the NA petrol engine, with manual or AMT gearbox, though no confirmation has been provided.

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The Hyundai Casper is expected to cost around Rs 5 lakh in India. It will compete against popular hatchbacks such as the Tata Tiago, Maruti Suzuki Alto, and the WagonR, although there will be no direct opponents. Depending on the equipment list, some variants of the crossover may compete with the Tata Punch and the Citroen C3.

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