The 2019 BMW X1 was recently spotted up close in China. New spy shots posted by autohome.com.cn give a detailed view of the updated design of the facelifted model.
The 2019 BMW X1 features an updated front fascia with tweaked headlamps, larger front grille and a modified bumper. The trademark twin headlights incorporate a hexagonal pattern to give an increased sense of sharpness and replicate the recent new generation BMWs’ design detail. The BMW kidney grille is larger, and a single-piece surround encompasses its various elements.
At the rear, the 2019 BMW X1 apparently has the same tail lamps but with new graphics. Inside, the covered infotainment system hints a new display. The 12.3-inch virtual instrument cluster found in recent BMWs hasn’t made it to the Audi Q3 rival even with the facelift.
With the mid-life update, the BMW X1’s plug-in hybrid variant is said to go global. The powertrain of this variant, called ‘25Le (based on LWB version) in China, uses a combination of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine (136 PS/220 Nm) and an electric motor (95 PS/165 Nm). The electric motor gets its juice from a 10.7 kWh lithium-ion battery. The plug-in hybrid variant is capable of going solely on electric power up to 60 km. 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic are the transmission choices available in the electrified variant.
The new BMW X1 is expected to debut in the second half of next year and is unlikely to reach Indian showrooms before 2020.
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