The Bavarians began working on a cosmetic makeover for the X1 last month in Europe to induce minor changes to its face. Shoeb pulled out an official image released by BMW back in 2009 and speculated the outcome by lending the headlights and bumper a few revisions based on what he's seen camouflaged on the spy shots.
The current demand for the X1 is very good and there is no immediate need for changes either to its appearance or its mechanicals. The X1 is not expected to be launched in a 4WD avatar (xDrive variant) leaving that assignment for the X3 and its elder brothers to handle.
In the next 2-3 years the competitor models from the other two Germans Mercedes (crossover on the MFA platform) and Audi (Q3 previewed at the Delhi Auto Expo) would have settled down in the Indian market and to keep the X1 fresh the company will consider the mild cosmetic makeover option seriously. BMW can also use the facelift's entry to market a more powerful diesel variant carrying a higher level of equipment.