Business

Hyundai Motor officially releases ‘CASPER’ to lead the revival of compact SUV

Hyundai Motor Company held an online presentation ‘CASPER Premier’ on Wednesday, and started selling CASPER in earnest. Seoul [South Korea], September 30: Hyundai Motor’s first compact SUV model CASPER has been booked 18,940 units on the 14th, the first day of the pre-order, and set a new sales record of internal-combustion vehicle models. In addition, on the 23rd, 10 days after the pre-order, about 25,000 units have been already booked, surpassing this year’s target of 12,000 units. At the real-time communication live web channel ‘CASPER Premier’ on this day, Hyundai Motor introduced CASPER’s new lifestyle through videos, including ‘Premier Opening Film’ in the virtual CASPER village, ‘CASPER’s Online Journey Film’ that easily explains the online purchase process, and a video where a virtual Z-generation character made from CASPER’s iconic image explains the vehicle at the metaverse platform.The premier opening film shows people using CASPER…

Automobiles Technology

Skoda Kushaq SUV Receives More Than 2000 Bookings In A Week

Skoda Kushaq was launched in the Indian car market last week and it would appear that the mid-size SUV – rival to the Hyundai Creta, Kia Seltos and Tata Harrier – has had a brisk start courtesy more than 2,000 bookings received in a week’s time. Kushaq is offered with a 1.0-litre TSI engine which comes with both a 6-speed manual as well as an automatic transmission. There is a more powerful 1.5-litre TSI four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine expected this month as well. While the former starts at ₹10.50 lakh, the top-end variant with 1.5-litre engine and 7-speed DST automatic transmission has been priced at ₹17.60 lakh (ex showroom). Based on the highly versatile MQB-A0-IN vehicle architecture, Skoda Kushaq has been primarily designed and developed for the Indian car market. The Czechs are attempting to have a bigger say in the automotive sector in the country and the lucrative mid-size SUV segment was…