Hyundai has been working on their new micro SUV Casper (Codename AX1) for quite some time. Digital images of this upcoming micro SUV were recently published online and soon after that the live images of Casper parked at a parking lot in South Korea were also seen. Casper is a micro SUV that will compete with cars like Mahindra KUV100, Maruti Ignis, S-Presso and upcoming Tata Punch. Hyundai is tight lipped on the launch timeline of Casper in India but, we expect the launch to happen by the end of 2021 or early 2022. Another set of live images of Hyundai Casper has surfaced online, in which the SUV is seen on road.
The images have been shared by Autospy.net on their website. In these new images, Hyundai Casper is seen on road. The version seen in the images is a turbo variant. Casper is offered in both naturally aspirated and turbo petrol engine options. The differentiating factor between the regular and turbo petrol version is the front grille. In regular variants, there is silver coloured circular grille with triangular design elements. In turbo variant, the front grille gets a black finish with two silver coloured round elements placed next to the headlamps. The headlamps are round projector type units in both variants and they come with ring type LED DRLs too.
The whilte coloured Hyundai Casper turbo seen here looks good. It has a gloss black strip running at the front and the turn indicators are integrated inside the strip. Below that, the large grille is placed which gives it an SUV like look. round headlamps are integrated inside the grille only. A silver coloured faux skid plate completes the front look.
There are thick black claddings running around the squarish wheel arches and around the car to give it a rugged look. The new six spoke dual tone machine cut alloy wheels sit inside the wheel arches. Side profile of the Casper has a boxy design. It might remind some of you the Maruti Suzuki Ignis. The door handles for the rear door is integrated next to the window just like Maruti Swift, Mahindra KUV100 or Tata Altroz.
A silver coloured roof rail is seen on the top and at the rear, a roof mounted spoiler is also seen along with a shark fin antenna. The design of the rear profile on Hyundai Casper is actually unique. Just like at the front, a gloss black strip is seen running across the boot and the LED tail lamps with triangular designs are integrated inside it. Just like at the front, an oval shape design is seen on the rear bumper as well.
The round reflector lamps and turn indicators are placed here. A silver coloured faux skid plate is seen here as well and the reverse lamp is placed in the center of the skid plate. Hyundai is expected to offer Casper with either a 1.1 litre naturally aspirated petrol or a 1.2 litre naturally aspirated petrol engine in India. A turbo variant of the micro SUV is also expected to be offered which will get the 1.0 litre turbo charged petrol engine in a lower state of tune that Venue and i20.