BMW To Showcase The Long-Rumored X2 Crossover At The Paris Auto Show

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BMW is planning to unveil the 2017 X2 concept car at the Paris motor show. According to the officials, the car will be reaching the showrooms in the second half next year.

BMW recently introduced second-generation X1 in the international market, the new X2 will become the sixth SUV from BMW.

The X2 is constructed based on the same platform that will be shared with the upcoming Mini Countryman.

The X2 was initially developed as an alternative to the X1. BMW's marketing officials confirm that the X2 is intended to attract customers who prefer a sporting hatchback, yet prefer the high-seating position offered on an SUV.

Prototypes revealed that the production version of the X2 will feature a front end with a typical kidney-shaped grille and bonnet similar to the X1.

The new X2 will also feature a more slanted windscreen and a lower roofline than the X1. The fenders feature a prominent line running from the headlamps all the way through to the tail lamps, while the rear features a hatchback-style.

Inside, the X2 shares its dashboard with the new generation X1. Despite sharing the body aesthetics, the new X2 will not accommodate the same luggage capacity, thanks to the lower roofline and more heavily angled tailgate.

Similar to the X1, the new X2 will be offered with the transversely mounted four-cylinder petrol and diesel engine range paired with a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.

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