Hyundai teases affordable small EV called Inster

The electric counterpart of the subcompact Hyundai Casper gets its own name in Europe: Inster. This competitor to the Dacia Spring and Citroën ë-C3 will debut later this month and have a range of 355 km.

The rumors are true: Hyundai is preparing an all-electric version of its A-segment crossover Casper, which has been on sale in the South Korean domestic market since 2021. The new model will be called Casper Electric in Korea, but in Europe, where Casper is unknown, Hyundai has chosen the name ‘Inster.’

Pixel lights, 355 km range

Of course, the Inster will be similar in shape to the Casper but with its own design details, such as the ‘pixel’ lights from the Ioniq models and likely a different grille design. The teaser images show the charging port in the nose of the vehicle and the characteristic round daytime running lights (DRL).

The Inster features similar ‘pixel’ lights to the Ioniq models and an estimated range of up to 355 km (WLTP) /Hyundai

Hyundai will likely position the Inster as a competitor to the Dacia Spring and Citroën ë-C3, two small electric models with a price tag of around €20,000. However, unlike its rivals, the Inster has significantly more range: Hyundai targets 355 km (WLTP), 130 km more than the Spring, and 35 km more than the ë-C3.

Debuts on June 27th

No other specifications or technical details are yet known. Still, we won’t have to wait much longer: Hyundai will unveil the Inster/Casper Electric at the Busan International Mobility Show, which opens its doors for the press on June 27th.


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