Hyundai Inster: A futuristic small SUV with a 355km range

SEOUL: This is Hyundai's latest model to launch, a new A-segment sub-compact urban EV with up to 355km of range (WLTP).

Called Inster, it will launch first in South Korea this summer, followed by Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific in due course.

Most equipment and technologies will come fitted as standard, with enhanced convenience and design features available optionally. Specifications will be confirmed closer to launch.

The Inster will be sold as the Casper Electric in its home market.


An additional variant, called Inster Cross will join the Inster family in the future, featuring a more rugged, outdoor-focused design. Further details will be announced at a later date.

The Inster is a small SUV that combines futuristic design with a spacious interior and advanced technology.

It builds on the design legacy of the Korea-only Casper, featuring an extended body and wheelbase for more interior space and a rugged presence.

Positioned between A-segment sub-compact city cars and larger B-segment models, the Inster offers maneuverability and ease of use with enhanced practicality. Its robust exterior is characterised by clean surfaces, strong fenders, and a high-tech bumper. LED lighting and optional two-tone exterior colors enhance its distinct look.


Inside, the Inster boasts a 10.25-inch digital cluster, a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation, and a wireless charging dock.

The interior features customisable trim, a pixel-themed design, and versatile seating options.

The front row provides walk-through access, and all seats can be folded flat for increased flexibility. Interior colour choices include Black, Khaki Brown, and Newtro Beige.

Both the exterior and interior use sustainable materials, including recycled paint and bio-polypropylene. The exterior features recycled black paint from waste tires, while the interior uses recycled PET from bottles and bio-polypropylene from sugarcane.


The Inster excels with its DC charging speed and maximum all-electric range, enabling customers to spend less time charging and travel further.

Equipped with a standard 42 kWh battery or an optional Long-Range 49 kWh battery, the Inster is powered by a single motor delivering up to 115 PS.

The Long-Range model offers a projected range of 355km on a single charge. Using a 120 kW DC High-Power charging station, the Inster can charge from 10 to 80 percent in about 30 minutes. It also comes with an 11 kW on-board charger and offers Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) functionality for external devices.


The Inster features comprehensive Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features, including Surround View Monitor, Parking Collision-Avoidance Assist Rear, Blind-spot View Monitor, and Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist 1.5. Additional safety features include Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Following Assist, Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, and Smart Cruise Control with Stop and Go.

The ADAS Parking System combines Parking Distance Warning with a Rear-View Monitor for enhanced visibility.

The Inster was unveiled at the Busan International Motor Show, which runs from June 28 to July 7.

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