Hyundai recently teased its latest A-segment subcompact electric vehicle, the Inster, ahead of its unveiling at the Busan International Mobility Show later this month. The Hyundai Inster is positioned as the brand’s most affordable electric vehicle and is promising to bring a range of design elements pioneered in its predecessor, the Korea-only Casper.

The name 'Inster' is derived from the words 'intimate' and 'innovative', reflecting the company's focus on pioneering new standards for driving range, technology, and safety features. Hyundai claims that the Inster will redefine expectations for small electric vehicles. The design incorporates circular LED daytime running lights, pixel-graphic turn signals at the front, and blacked-out fenders with four-spoke wheels. Notably, the tailgate sports a large 'Inster’ badge beneath redesigned simpler pixel-design LED taillights reminiscent of those on models like Hyundai's Ioniq 5 and Ioniq 6.

Internally, spy shots indicate that the Inster shares several components with the Casper but stands out with distinct features such as a chunky three-spoke steering wheel, a large central infotainment screen, and a digital instrument cluster.

According to recent reports, Hyundai is targeting a price of less than 20,000 euros (~$21,500) for the Inster, which would easily make it the brand's cheapest EV. The car will be powered by an integrated powertrain module sourced from BorgWarner, though performance details are unknown. Hyundai has also yet to provide details on the car's battery pack and range.

Source: Hyundai

Евгений Ушаков
Evgenii Ushakov
15 years driving