Hyundai Casper folding front seats are perfect for in-car dining

Updated Sep 16, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It is now available in Korea that starts at around Php 590,379.

Korean automaker Hyundai introduced the Casper into its lineup as the new entry-level crossover. The biggest characteristic that got people talking about the new vehicle is its small dimensions. At 3,595 mm in length, 1,595 mm in width, and 1,575 mm in height, it is even smaller than the Hyundai Venue.

Hyundai Casper folding front seats

Folding front seats

But despite the subcompact city car’s small dimensions, the car brand still managed to make the most of out it. Hyundai unveiled the interior features of the Casper, showcasing the folding front seats. This can help maximize the cabin space of the vehicle.

Considering that most people are on the go these days, the folding front seats can be used for in-car dining. Especially now with the COVID-19 situation where restaurants and fast-food chains don’t operate at 100 percent, the said feature can be used as a mobile table for drivers and passengers.

Hyundai Casper interior view

An in-car dining

The folding front seats are not the only features that Hyundai incorporated to maximize the interior space and improve the practicality. Inside, the cabin doesn’t have a center console that usually houses the center glove box. Instead, it comes with two cup holders that are just on the same level as the front seats.

Numbers-wise, the maximum cargo capacity is rated at 301 liters. The second-row seats can slide forwards and backward by 160mm, while items with a length of 2,059mm can fit in the cabin if the front and rear seats are folded down.

Hyundai Casper interior view

Practicality at its finest

Under the hood, the subcompact city car is powered by a 1.0-liter 3-cylinder naturally aspirated engine that is capable of producing 75 hp and 95 Nm of torque. A turbocharged option is also available for those who want a powerful unit that makes 99 hp.

Other features include 8-inch touchscreen infotainment, digital instrument cluster, 6-speaker audio system, seven airbags, forward collision avoidance assist, lane-keeping assist, smart cruise control, and blind-spot collision-avoidance assist.

Hyundai Casper front view

The Hyundai Casper is now out in Korea

As for pricing, the Hyundai Casper will be sold first in Korea at a price that ranges from 13,850,000 won (or around Php 590,000) and goes up to 18,700,000 won (or around Php 797,000). Do you think that Hyundai Philippines should offer the Casper? 

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Kim wanted Korea to be a power in its own right, but not in terms of political or military might. He was aware of the suffering his people endured when Japan annexed the country, and so he harbored the idea that Korean culture can be used as a soft power to shape global perception through attraction, not coercion.

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Rex Sanchez

Rex Sanchez


Rex Sanchez grew up in Saudi Arabia where he saw and got into the automotive scene. He started his career for an aviation company in the said region, writing about turbines and rotors which are later distributed for educational purposes. And now, he joined as a staff writer. Currently, he is the youngest on the team and is more than ready to grow in the field.


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