Hyundai AX1 Can Be Called As Casper
Casper will be the Korean name for Hyundai’s forthcoming micro-SUV, which is internally known as the AX1. Hyundai has registered the name Casper in Korea, and the company may utilize it for the micro-SUV. Hyundai may, however, employ a different brand for the Indian market, as it does for other regions where it sells its products. The AX1 is expected to be unveiled in the coming months, with sales beginning in Korea. After Korea, India will be one of the first markets to receive the AX1.
As seen in the recent teaser photographs, the AX1 will have a unique design. It will be based on the K1 architecture, similar to the Grand i10 Nios, but will have a boxy body with a flat bonnet to match the SUV design language. The AX-1 could be powered by the same 1.2L four-cylinder petrol engine seen in the Grand i10 Nios and Aura. At 6,000 rpm, the power mill produces 82 bhp of maximum power and 114 Nm of peak torque.
Hyundai may possibly release a low-cost version of the 1.1L petrol engine that now powers the Santro. It has a power output of 68 bhp at 5,500 rpm and a torque output of 99 Nm at 4,500 rpm. These engines will very certainly be paired with a 5-speed manual and a 5-speed AMT transmission. Later on, a CNG variation could appear.
We expect the Hyundai AX1, like most Hyundai cars previously released, to arrive with a slew of competitive features. The majority of them are projected to continue from the Aura and Nios. 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display, wireless phone charger, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a rearview camera with parking sensors, cooled glove compartment, LED DRLs, LED taillamps, projector headlamps, keyless entry, and electrically adjustable ORVMs are just a few of the expected features.
While the Mahindra KUV100 NXT and the Suzuki Ignis are AX-1’s long-term competitors, we’re looking forward to seeing the Hyundai AX1 compete against the incoming Tata HBX. Both vehicles are firsts in their respective segments for their respective manufacturers. We should expect their releases to be quite close together based on the current situation and launch timetables.