Spotted a prototype of the updated crossover BMW X1 2022

Spotted a prototype of the updated crossover BMW X1 2022

September 8, 2020 Off By autotimesnews

A prototype of the updated Bavarian crossover BMW X1 was spotted on tests. The 2022 model year version of the car looks rather bulky for a subcompact crossover. The new X1 will debut late next year or early 2022.

Sales of the BMW X1 subcompact crossover have been rather low in the first six months of this year. According to analytical services, the Bavarian car lags far behind its direct competitors Lexus UX (7,349 sales), Mercedes-Benz GLA (7,797), Cadillac XT4 (9,140), Volvo XC40 (9,520), and Audi Q3 ( 9 967). All these numbers indicate the need for a completely new version of the model.

BMW is already working on a successor to its crossover, which is still on sale, and today we received a fresh batch of “spy” photos confirming that prototypes of the crossover are now being tested on public roads in Germany. The captured test car is still heavily camouflaged, but at least a few interesting things can already be said.

At least for now, the new X1 appears to be slightly larger than the previous model.

It will be based on a modified version of the BMW FWD platform and will also be available with an optional all-wheel drive system. This particular instance is most likely powered by an internal combustion engine, although the tailpipes are hidden deep behind the rear bumper. It does not have a yellow decal indicating that it is an electrified vehicle, so we assume it has a traditional ICE under the hood.

The Munich-based company has already officially confirmed that the all-electric BMW X1 is gearing up for the next generation X1.

Various sources say the new X1 will debut late next year or early 2022. Initially, it will be available with turbocharged three and four cylinder engines, and later, the car will be offered with plug-in hybrid engines. In any case, only the ZF automatic transmission will be available to buyers.

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