Hyundai Casper production to start on September 15 in Korea

Gwangju Global Motors will manufacture 12,000 units of the Casper in 2021 and 70,000 units in 2022.

Hyundai has been testing a small crossover based on the Santro’s ‘K1’ platform. It was reported that the car will go into production in September 2021. Hyundai has now confirmed the same by releasing a teaser, which states that the production of the vehicle will start on September 15.

While the company has codenamed the new crossover – AX1, it is expected to be called ‘Casper’ when it goes on sale. It will be built at the newly commissioned Gwangju Global Motors (GGM) factory in South Korea. GGM will manufacture 12,000 units of the Casper in 2021 and 70,000 units in 2022. The car will go on sale in Hyundai’s home market before being introduced in emerging markets, including India.

The Casper is rumoured to be powered by a 1.0-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine and a turbocharged unit with a similar displacement. The engines could be mated to either a manual gearbox, automated manual transmission or an automatic gearbox.

The Casper is likely to be positioned below the Venue in Hyundai’s line-up.

 

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