Published on June 12th, 2024 | by Subhash Nair


Hyundai Inster EV Teased, Based On “KDM” Casper Model

The Hyundai Inster EV might just slot in under the Kona Electric.

Hyundai Motor Company has released the first official teaser images for its upcoming INSTER EV, a highly anticipated all-electric sub-compact SUV. The INSTER name is derived from “intimate” and “innovative,” signaling Hyundai’s ambition to redefine expectations for vehicles in this class with its impressive driving range, cutting-edge technology, and advanced safety features.

The INSTER evolves from Hyundai’s gasoline-powered CASPER model sold only in Korea. However, this new electric offering promises to be a major leap forward, setting new benchmarks that could make it a true gamechanger among affordable urban EVs.

Range and Design Highlights

According to Hyundai, the INSTER EV is projected to achieve a maximum driving range of 355 km on a single charge under WLTP testing standards. This range would position it as a leader in its segment and make it viable for more than just city commuting.

The teaser images reveal a muscular yet compact SUV profile with bold LED lighting signatures front and rear. Distinct pixel-graphic turn signals and taillights give the INSTER a modern, high-tech appearance in keeping with its innovative powertrain.

How It Compares to Hyundai’s Other EVs

The INSTER looks to slot into Hyundai’s electric lineup below the Kona Electric and IONIQ 5 in both size and pricing. While lacking the premium features of those larger models, its impressive projected range could make it more practical than the Kona for budgeteers seeking affordable electric mobility.

Hyundai Inster teaser

Compared to the futuristic IONIQ 5 and upcoming IONIQ 6, the INSTER aims for a more traditional SUV look to appeal to mainstream buyers. Its performance and pricing details are still under wraps, but it will likely prioritize value and efficiency over outright power.

By packing robust EV capabilities into a stylish, right-sized urban runabout, Hyundai appears to be making a strong value proposition with the INSTER. More details will be revealed when it makes its global debut at the Busan International Mobility Show in South Korea later this month.

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