Hyundai has just unveiled the first-ever Casper. It sits below the already small Hyundai Venue, which means the Casper should be almost as small as a Kia Picanto or a Toyota Wigo. The 2022 Hyundai Casper will first go on sale in South Korea before eventually being sold worldwide.
The all-new Hyundai Casper was named after a trick in skateboarding, not Casper the ghost as many are probably assuming. The cutesy-styled small crossover SUV features a friendly front fascia, with the main headlights and LED daytime running lights being two separate pieces. To project an image of ruggedness, the Casper also features a discreet amount of black plastic cladding. After all, anything with rugged looks are all the rage these days. Surrounding those tiny wheels are blistered wheel arches that give this small SUV more presence. At the rear, the LED taillights are housed in a single black plastic piece that mirror those in the LED daytime running lights.
Unfortunately, no interior photos have been shown yet, though we expect Hyundai to reveal more information closer to the vehicle’s retail date in South Korea.
What we do know are the engine choices. Entry-level variants are powered by a 1.0-liter non-turbo gasoline engine, while the turbocharged version produces a healthy 100 hp, the same as the Hyundai i10 N Line in Europe. Do note, however, that the i10 is not sold in South Korea, so the new Hyundai Casper should fill in the supermini segment in its home market.
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