The X1 has been on sale in several markets for a while now. BMW has provided it with minor updates over the years, and it is their entry level Sports Activity Vehicle.
Now for 2015, the German manufacturer has opted to completely redesign it X1. This new model borrows several design elements from the BMW range of vehicles, thus maintaining family design cues.
BMW has given the X1 a complete overhaul in terms of design and styling. It is expected to go on sale in several countries during October, 2015 and is most likely to come to India by the end of 2015.
The new front looks aggressive and sportier than its predecessor. It looks bigger and bolder just like the BMW X5. Engineers have worked on the vehicles' stance to make it look more an off-roader.
From the side profile it is evident that the new BMW X1 gets a bigger boot compared to the previous version. We like how the body line flows from the front to the door handles and finally ends up at the tail lamp. The cabin also looks more spacious from the outside.
The rear end looks more stylish and sporty with dual exhaust ports. Tail lamps have also been redesigned for a fresh look on the new X1. The rear window still looks smaller but sits higher than in the previous generation.
BMW designers have paid keen attention to the interior styling of new X1. It gets an all-black interior. The dashboard gets red highlights and plenty of brushed aluminium accents all over the cabin stands out on the new X1. The entertainment system pops out from the centre of the dashboard.
BMW have increased the boot space in the new X1. As seen in the image, rear seats can be completely dropped down or it can be used in the 60-40 ratio. With all the seats up, the new BMW X1 offers 505 litres of boot space, which has significantly increased by 85 litres from the previous model.
The new BMW X1 will be offered with two petrol and three diesel engine options. They will be mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox or an optional 8-speed Steptronic transmission. The German manufacturer will only offer four-cylinder engines in India, which will be powered in the range of 150 to 231 horsepower.
Watch the new BMW X1 in action!