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New 2025 Hyundai Inster: price, specs and release date

Written By Phill Tromans

2025 Hyundai Inster

Hyundai’s range of electric cars is about to get wider with the introduction of its smallest model so far, the Inster.

Due to arrive on UK shores in the first half of 2025, the Hyundai Inster is a four-seat city car with a range, Hyundai says, of up to 220 miles on a single battery charge. Unveiled at the Busan International Mobility Show in its native South Korea, the Inster promises plenty of the latest advanced driver safety features and a flexible interior to maximise passenger space, luggage room or both.

With a UK price expected to be around £22,000, the Hyundai Inster will be a rival to cars like the Dacia Spring and Citroen’s e-C3

2025 Hyundai Inster
The new 2024 Hyundai Inster has quirky looks that will stand out among other city cars
2025 Hyundai Inster
LED taillights complement the Hyundai Inster's eye-catching looks

New 2025 Hyundai Inster: price and release date

With a release date not scheduled until 2025, there have been no prices confirmed yet, although we suspect the Hyundai Inster will cost around the £22,000 mark to keep it competitive against its rivals. It’ll launch in Korea this summer and we expect it in the UK by the Spring next year.

2025 Hyundai Inster
The stylish exterior is mirrored on the interior, which makes use of recycled and sustainable materials

New 2025 Hyundai Inster: interior and exterior

The Hyundai Inster has a futuristic look, with eye-catching exterior features such as its wide wheel arches, chunky bumpers inspired by a circuit board and pixel-like LED running lights. Depending on the model, it rides on 15-inch steel wheels, alloy wheels of the same size or larger 17-inch alloys.

A wide choice of exterior colours are promised, including two-tone combinations with a black roof.

Inside, there’s a 10.25-inch infotainment screen and a digital driver display of the same size, with more pixel-themed design. Three trim colours – black, brown and beige two-tone – will be available, with cloth upholstery. Hyundai says much of the car features sustainable materials, including paint made from old tyres and plastics recycled from bottles.

Versatility is a key selling point for the Hyundai Inster, with all seats able to fold flat, including both front seats. Hyundai promises the options of a front bench seat and heated front seats and steering wheel. The second row seats can slide backward or forwards, and are split 50:50 for extra flexibility. The boot is fairly generous for this type of car with a 280-litre capacity, expandable to 351 litres with the back seats moved forward.

2025 Hyundai Inster
The Inster promises space for four despite its diminutive size

New 2025 Hyundai Inster: electric motors and batteries

Two options have been announced for the new Hyundai Inster. The entry-level model uses a 97PS electric motor with a 42kWh battery, promising a range of around 190 miles on a full charge.

Meanwhile, the more powerful long-range version has a 115PS motor and a 49kWh battery for a range of up to 220 miles. It should be noticed that these ranges are targets for Hyundai and haven’t yet been confirmed through testing.

AC charging at up to 11kW takes up to four hours, or just over four and a half hours for the long-range model.


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