this modern Casper micro SUV just launched Officially unveiled Internationally, before it was launched in Korea. Hyundai expects to bring its smallest SUV product Casper to India in early 2022 and will be located below the venue. There are rumors that Casper may get a different name in India.However, Hyundai is not the only automaker to enter India’s micro SUV segment, and Tata has also Unveil this punch, It will launch products in this segment in the next few months.These two models will also face Maruti Suzuki Ignatius, Although it is marked as a premium hatchback, it provides many functions of a mini SUV. Therefore, we decided to put these three models together and see how they compare on paper.
- Hyundai Casper is the smallest in this segment
- Tata punch is expected to have the most powerful engine
- The pricing of micro SUVs will overlap with compact SUVs
Hyundai Casper and the competition: size
|Hyundai Casper*||Tata Punch*||Maruti Suzuki Ignatius|
*Once launched in India, the size may change.
Before we get into the comparison, there are a few things worth noting. First of all, Casper’s size is suitable for Korean specifications and may change when it is launched in India. Secondly, the size of Tata Punch has not been officially announced, so we used the size of the HBX concept on which it is based.
With this in mind, when looking at the above table, it is obvious that the Hyundai Casper is the smallest of the three models. Compared with the largest of these products-Tata Punch, Casper’s length is reduced by 245 mm, the width is reduced by 227 mm, and the height is reduced by 60 mm. Its wheelbase has also been shortened by 50 mm. On the other hand, Maruti Ignis is almost between Punch and Casper in its dimensions.
Hyundai Casper and the competition: the engine
|Hyundai Casper*||Tata Punch#||Maruti Suzuki Ignatius|
|engine||1.0 liter 3-cylinder NA gasoline/1.0 liter 3-cylinder turbo gasoline||1.2L 3-cylinder NA gasoline/ 1.2L 3-cylinder turbo gasoline||1.2L 4-cylinder NA gasoline|
|strength||76 horsepower / 100 horsepower||86 horsepower / 110 horsepower||83 horsepower|
|Torque||NA/ 172Nm||113 Nm / 140 Nm||113 Nm|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT/ 5-speed AT||5-speed MT/ 5-speed AMT||5-speed MT/ 5-speed AMT|
* Engines from international models. #Expected engine range
As with the size, it should be pointed out that Casper’s engine options are for international models and may change once they are brought to India. Even Tata Punch’s powertrain options have not yet been officially confirmed, and these power outputs may vary depending on the final product.
Keeping this in mind, we can see that Tata Punch will provide the most powerful engine in this segment. Its naturally aspirated (NA) 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine has 3 horsepower more than the 1.2-liter four-cylinder engine in Ignis and 10 horsepower more than the 1.0-liter NA engine in Casper.
Even if we look at the turbocharger, Casper’s 1.0-liter turbo gasoline can produce 100 horsepower, which is not comparable to Punch’s 110-horsepower, 1.2-liter turbo gasoline. However, modern turbo gasoline does have an advantage in torque output, 172Nm is 32Nm higher than Punch’s torque data.
We will have to wait to see how Casper and Punch perform on our roads, because the power output data only tells half the story. The adjustment of the SUV’s engine and weight will also have a significant impact on their performance.
Hyundai Casper and its competitors: positioning and pricing
It is expected that Hyundai Casper and Tata Punch will be very aggressive in pricing and may be similar to Maruti Ignis’ pricing, with a price range of 495-73.7 lakh rupees (ex-showroom, Delhi). However, this also means that the higher trim variants of the two mini SUVs may overlap with the lower trim of their larger siblings, Venue and Nexon.They will also compete with other compact SUVs, such as Nissan Magnite with Renokege -The price is very competitive.
Hyundai Casper Picture Gallery
Tata Punch Picture Gallery