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.
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.
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.
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.
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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