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The BMW X1 is by the far the most successful model from the BMW’s ‘X’ range.

BMW X1 kidney grille

BMW has extended its family by a good 3 lakh customers with help of the X1 in just two-and-a-half years.

Although the BMW X1 received a small facelift recently abroad and will soon follow into India, talks have already begun on the new generation model.

We already know that the next generation model will move away from the BMW 3 Series platform to the new UKL platform of the Mini Countryman. Yes, the new generation BMW X1 will be a front-wheel-drive model. BMW is working on making the next gen BMW X1 the most agile FWD cars in its class. The move to the FWD architecture will make the X1 less inexpensive to build for BMW.

Another interesting news is that BMW is working on a smaller coupe-crossover as a cousin sister for the X1. Think of the BMW X2 as what the MINI Paceman is to the MINI Countryman. It will have smaller proportions and tighter rear headroom. It will have a shallow glasshouse and a dynamically angled roofline.

So every BMW SUV will get a coupe-crossover sister in the lineup. The BMW X1 will have BMW X1, BMW X3 will get BMW X4 and the BMW X5 already has BMW X6.

[Source: BMWBlog.com]

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  • Ameya

    Using Platforms the VW way!!!
    For those unaware, a VW Passat, Skoda Superb and Audi A4 sit on the same platform giving VW the volume benefit as well as flexibility in manufacturing!