Hyundai Casper has just been unveiled in the Korean markets with its quirky design and compact dimensions. We all were expecting the Casper to get launched in India as it locks its horns perfectly with the Tata Punch. However, a new source hints that Hyundai Casper may not come to India. As per Hyundai, the Casper is only developed for the Korean markets. Hyundai Casper has not been spied on Indian roads to date.
Hyundai Casper May Not Come to India
Hyundai Casper has been engineered for the Korean market and it complies with the Gyeongcha (Light car) regulations by measuring under 3.6 metres. In a value-conscious market like India where space and comfort is the priority, the Casper may not pick up well because of its tight dimensions and compromised space. Hyundai Casper is strictly a four-seater and gets various design quirks including 17-inch alloy wheels that won’t be suitable on our roads.
Hyundai Casper Design and Specs
Hyundai Casper comes with a very quirky design that includes circular LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, honed-out rear fender and 3D-pattern LED taillights with circular stop lamps. Hyundai is yet to unveil the interiors of the Casper but we expect a similar quirky design on the inside too. Talking of specs, the Casper will be offered with 1.0-litre petrol and 1.0-litre T-GDI petrol engine options in the Korean markets.
Hyundai Casper Effect on Rivals
Closer to home, Tata is prepping up to launch the Punch that was supposed to go against the Casper. Hyundai is the second-largest carmaker in India and the Casper would have surely put a dent in the Punch’s sales. However, as the plug on the Casper has been pulled, the Punch leads the Micro-SUV with the ageing Mahindra KUV100 being the only rival. Tata Punch will be positioned below the Nexon and will come with 1.2-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine. With all likelihood, we expect a sub 5 lakh starting price for the Punch.