it’s been almost two weeks Hyundai Casper came into the public eye and also became the only car that mattered. At the bottom of the category for the South Korean automaker, the tiny Casper will be sold in the brand’s home market, and probably in India as well. It would also be absurdly cheap.
how cheap? Well, when Hyundai initially revealed the Casper, we didn’t have much thought. But pricing has since emerged, and this little guy has won a figure starting at 13,850,000, according to karskoops. This translates to a total of $11,864. To be honest, I had no idea cars could still be so cheap.
“Sure,” you’re probably thinking. “But what about a good one? That’s how they get you!” It turns out, no, it is not. At around $16,020 for the top-of-the-line Inspiration trim, a well-equipped Casper is still barely more expensive when converted to a dollar than a dollar. Chevy Spark or Mitsubishi Mirage. The thing is, when I look at those cars, I feel an intense nostalgia for everything in this world. When I see Casper, I feel happy.
I get even more joy when I look around at Casper’s interior. I struggled to understand why I ditched the cabin so much, until my colleague Lawrence compared it to a ’90s concept car. Everything made sense at once. Thanks, Lawrence.
Casper’s dashboard is defined by curved surfaces. Convex climate vents don’t look much different from the shape found in the E30 3 Series. The rounded rectangle shape is visible everywhere: in door handles, in the center of the steering wheel, and even small protruding bars on the door cards. By the way, the steering wheel has no logo – just like the Ioniq 5. The center stack doesn’t blend into the center console, it falls to the ground like the center stack of the Fiat Multipla. There’s an arm rest just above the cupholders, surrounded by a cushion-like fabric; A little pop of color around the shift lever brightens things up above and distracts from the different tones of gray.
Speaking of color, wait till you get the weighting of this plan for the front seats:
Casper as seen in the image above is definitely one of the good guys; You are not getting that kind of infotainment screen in the base model. Images of less desirable trim are hard to come by. In fact, Any Little is known about the Casper due to the regional specificity of the car. You get what you pay for, but in this case I can’t help but think you’re actually getting more. have you seen a comparator -pRecently baked Mitsubishi Mirage?
There are many reasons why cheap and interesting cars like the Casper aren’t here. Exceptionally cheap labor, for one. Americans don’t like normal small cars, let alone Small small cars. We have our own crash test regulations, and safety requirements such as rearview cameras that are mandatory on all vehicles. Still, it stings when our taste for affordable, accessible transportation feels a decade old, while it looks like it’s from the future.