BMW X1 is already been spied testing on-road. Again, the vehicle has been spied, but this time, spy shot also reveals the interior details. The updated version of BMW X1 is expected to hit the dealerships by next year. X1 is one of the most loved models of the company’s enthusiasts. Soon after the launch, the vehicle recorded remarkable sales growth. Compared to previous gen models, this model is full of distinct features and the company is ready to introduce the more modified facelifted version of the car.
In the latest spy shots, the car was camouflaged, but we can still notice the modernized headlamps, taillamps, front and rear bumpers, and a modified wider front grille. However, the vehicle is not fully re-designed. We can notice some minor modifications in the exterior. The X1 has received modified backlighting. It has got an all-new taillight installed a white tape for the turn signals at the base of the cluster.
The fog lights are now lowered and the air intakes are also restored. The bumper is also revised, but it is not clearly visible due to the heavy camouflage. Overall, the exterior is not changed completely. Although, the company has added some new features in the interior making it a superior cabin. It is equipped with a new slim gear knob and a larger all-digital instrument cluster. However, the features are not yet revealed by the company officially.
BMW is rumored to reveal the model with a plug-in hybrid variant. The on-going BMW X1 comes with a 2.0-litre petrol and 2.0-litre diesel engine in India. The petrol engine generates 192 bhp of power at 5,000 rpm and 280 Nm of torque at 1,350 rpm. whereas, the diesel engine delivers 188 bhp of power at 4,000 rpm and a 400 Nm of torque at 1,750 rpm. Both engine variants are combined to a 7-speed automatic transmission. It is available with front-wheel drive, whereas an AWD is also on offer only for the top-specs M Sports trim.
In India, the car could be released by 2020. From the new spy shots, it is clear that the next-gen BMW X1 will not get a new appearance, but this will not affect the fans as the present look is really fresh and don’t need any changes, for now. The existing model is available at Rs. 35,50,000 (ex-showroom Mumbai) for the mid-spec variant and goes high to Rs. 44,50,000 for the top-specs M Sport trim.
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