This is reported by Carscoops, referring to its own sources of information. And it seems that these are not made up by publication: there have been quite a lot of confirmations of this recently.
Most importantly, the Hyundai company announced the development of two compact models for the city, which should receive electric versions (or will be electric cars in general) and will cost no more than 20 thousand euros. So, now this idea is approaching its first incarnation. But what will a budget compact electric car from Hyundai look like? For example, like this…
We have a mixture of the “pixel” design of electric cars Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Ioniq 6, Hyundai Kona EV and the basis in the form of the Hyundai Casper model. Currently this is the smallest SUV from the Korean company. The electric car with the conventional name Hyundai Casper EV will be located in the European A-class, that is, it will be a very compact model – but in the style of an SUV and with an electric motor.
For such an electric car, it is impossible to use the E-GMP platform: it is too expensive and complicated. Therefore, the Hyundai Casper EV model will be built on the K1 platform, which is currently used as the basis for small cars from Hyundai and KIA. Among the other information that has already been known – the use of an integrated BorgWarner iDM module (electric motor plus power/control units) with a capacity of up to 135 kW or 184 “horses” is expected.
Of course, we will have to wait this compact electric car Hyundai Casper EV for 20 thousand euros. But the first impression is interesting – would you buy it or not?