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Hyundai Unveils New Electric City Car: The Inster

Hyundai Unveils New Electric City Car: The Inster

Hyundai has announced its latest addition to the electric vehicle market, the Inster. Set to reveal later this month, the Inster aims to revolutionize the city car segment with its impressive range and advanced features.

 

Evolution from the Casper


Described as an "evolution" of the Casper, a petrol-powered Suzuki Ignis rival available exclusively in South Korea, the Inster promises to build upon its predecessor's success. While retaining some similarities with the Casper, such as its compact size, the Inster boasts new lighting signatures at the front and rear, giving it a fresh and modern look.

 

Targeting Superior Range and Performance


Hyundai aims to set new standards with the Inster, targeting an official range of 220 miles on a single charge. This ambitious goal positions the Inster as a formidable competitor in the electric city car segment. Additionally, reports suggest that the Inster will offer greater power and range compared to its rivals, such as the Dacia Spring, which offers up to 137 miles of range.

 

Market Expansion and Future Plans

 

While the petrol-powered Casper may not be suitable for European markets, Hyundai is poised to capitalize on the growing demand for electric vehicles in the region. With a commitment to the production of small cars, Hyundai's Europe chief, Michael Cole, emphasizes the importance of evaluating smaller EVs. He notes that while it may not be a long-term plan yet, smaller electric vehicles, including hatchbacks, are part of Hyundai's strategic thinking for the European market.

 

Anticipation Builds for the Inster


The Inster has already garnered attention during testing in Scandinavia earlier this year. With its imminent unveiling and promising specifications, anticipation is high for Hyundai's latest electric city car. As the automotive industry continues its shift towards electrification, the Inster represents Hyundai's commitment to innovation and meeting the evolving needs of consumers.

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