Hyundai has revealed its smallest electric vehicle yet in the form of the adorable Inster. Due in Australia in early 2025, the 2025 Hyundai Inster is the brand’s new attack on the lower end of the EV market and while Australian pricing is yet to be revealed, the European target pricing for the Inster is €25,000 (A$40,000) and we predict it to be lower than that. The Inster offers up to 355km of range (WLTP) from a battery up to 49kWh in size.

2025 Hyundai Inster

“With Inster, we’ve taken the small SUV image to a bold new place for the global audience,” said Simon Loasby, Senior Vice President and Head of the Hyundai Design Centre.

“Inster punches well above its weight with distinctive design and an interior that maximises its potential in exciting, customer-centric ways. With Inster we’re redefining what it means to drive a sub-compact EV.”

2025 Hyundai Inster

Based on the South Korean-market Casper – a name we hope makes it to Australia – and sized like other small cars such as the Suzuki Swift and Mazda2, the 2025 Hyundai Inster is 230mm longer than its ICE twin to accomodate a battery and offer more interior space. Based on the same platform as the Kia Picanto, the Inster uses nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) batteries in either 42kWh or 49kWh sizes, giving up to 355km of range (WLTP).

According to Hyundai, the Inster can be charged at up to 120kW for a 10 to 80 per cent charge in as little as 30 minutes, while an onboard 11kW charger can top up the battery in up to 4.5 hours. The smaller battery is paired with a 71kW/147Nm electric motor driving the front wheels, while the larger battery increases outputs to 85kW/147Nm – the former hits 100km/h in 11.7 seconds, the latter 10.6.

2025 Hyundai Inster

On the inside of the 2025 Hyundai Inster is a funky dashboard layout that uses a lot of current Hyundai parts, like dual 10.25-inch screens, the transmission selector behind the steering wheel and even illuminated dots on the steering wheel from the Ioniq range. Multiple open storage options exist in the front cabin, while the rear seat can slide and recline for more practicality and unlocking 351-litres of boot space in the process. In Europe, a bench seat option is on offer for the front seats – Hyundai is yet to confirm that for Australia, however.

Available features on the 2025 Hyundai Inster include a sunroof, all-LED exterior lighting, wheels up to 17-inches in size, 64-colour ambient cabin lighting, satellite navigation, cloth upholstery, a heated steering wheel, a flat-folding front passenger seat, a 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot cameras and front and rear auto emergency braking (AEB).

2025 Hyundai Inster

The 2025 Hyundai Inster will go on sale in Australia in early 2025, with local pricing and specifications to be announced before then. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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Jake is the veteran automotive journalist in the DiscoverAuto team having been in the industry since 2017. His first word was Volvo, he nitpicks every piece of practical design and has an unhealthy obsession for cars that feature rain-activated headlights.

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