Hyundai’s cheap electric car unveiled, Punch EV will make you sweat, will get a range of 355 km on a single charge

Small EVs are the need of the hour and Tata Motors has been successful with its Punch EV and now globally, Hyundai has showcased the Inster EV which is based on the Casper, a small SUV, a small SUV that never came to India after getting the Inster. If launched in India, it will compete with the Tata Punch EV. Hyundai has not yet confirmed whether it will launch the Inster in India or not. The Inster is based on the Casper but gets slightly different design details while the side view is still the same.

The front-end meanwhile gets LED daytime running light signatures and pixel-graphic turn signals. The top-end Inster also gets 17-inch wheels which are quite big for such a small SUV while 15-inch ones are standard. Inside, the design is similar to the Ioniq 5 EV, especially the steering wheel, while there are twin 10.25-inch screens including a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen with navigation. It is also using a pixel theme and also features sustainable materials with recycled paint and more.

In terms of specifications, the Inster has a 42kWh battery pack as standard with a long-range 49 kWh battery as an option. Both models are powered by the same motor that makes 71.1 kW (97 PS) in the base variant and 84.5 kW (115 PS) in the long-range car. The torque figure is 147 Nm. The top-end model with the biggest battery pack has a range of 335 km and an 11 kW on-board charger with battery heating system and high-efficiency heat pump comes as standard. Features include exterior and interior vehicle-to-load (V2L), 64-colour LED ambient lighting, a fully digital cluster, a one-touch sunroof and Hyundai Digital Key 2 Touch (NFC) plus ADAS.

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