2024 Hyundai Inster Teased As the Brand's All-New Electric City Car

2024 Hyundai Inster 7 photos
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Hyundai just took to the World Wide Web to reveal the name of its upcoming city car, the Inster. The model builds on Korea's only gasoline-powered Casper, and it will be called the Casper Electric in its homeland, with the Inster moniker being used in worldwide markets.
The automaker says the nameplate is derived from 'intimate' and 'innovative,' and the vehicle "will set new standards in terms of driving range, technology, and safety features, redefining what buyers can expect from a vehicle in this class."

So, what do we know about it besides its segment? It has a maximum targeted range of 221 miles (355 km) on the WTLP cycle and LED exterior lighting. Brightening up the teaser images using our basic photo-editing skills did nothing, as Hyundai saw that coming.

However, the teaser shots are somewhat revealing and clearly show that the all-new Inster looks almost the same as the Casper. It features a dual headlamp signature, a closed-off grille that hides the charging port on the left-hand side, pixel-graphic turn signals and taillights, black fender flares, roof rails, and a set of four-spoke alloys with an intricate design.

2024 Hyundai Inster
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Rumors from Hyundai's home market state that the all-new Inster is a bit larger than the Casper. However, we're not entirely convinced of that as it looks almost the same, save for a few obvious modifications. Still, it is likely that due to the clever packaging, the Inster offers a slightly more spacious interior and probably a superior cargo area at the rear, perhaps joined by a frunk.

But what exactly sets the Inster apart from the Casper from a visual perspective? From what we can tell, the pixel-like taillights, for one, which have a pattern similar to the Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6. The closed-off grille is another novelty, alongside the charging port, and it also seems that the front lighting units are different. Last but not least, the brand's new all-quiet city car displays its name on the tailgate.

We have yet to see the 2024 Hyundai Inster's interior, yet Korean media states that it heavily builds on the Casper, borrowing many elements from it. These likely include the large infotainment system and digital gauge cluster. Nonetheless, these may feature a few updates with an emphasis on the car's battery-electric nature.

Hyundai is said to target a sub €20,000 (equal to ~$21,500) for the 2024 Inster, so it will be their most affordable electric vehicle. Details about the powertrain and other aspects will be revealed at the end of this month (June 2024), as the Hyundai Inster will premiere at the Busan International Mobility Show in Korea, and we wouldn't be surprised if the company keeps building the hype with additional data and perhaps more revealing teasers.
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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