2019 BMW X1 facelift SUV leaked ahead of debut
The current third-generation BMW X1 SUV has been on sale for slightly less than three years now, but as these pictures suggest, BMW seems to almost ready to give it a mid-life refresh.
The car in question is the long-wheelbase China-spec car but the changes here should be applied to all versions of the X1. Most notable of these is the new front fascia. The grille, following BMW's latest design trend, is now much larger and heavily chromed. The headlamps get more detailing, are larger and a bit more swept back. Rounding off this more aggressive look is the new bumper, with its quite complex dark inserts replacing the fog lamps.
The side profile seems largely unchanged while the rear gets wider tail lamps with a 3D effect, much like on the larger X5 and X7. The bumpers also seem to get a minor tweak.
On the inside, the biggest change will be the new, larger iDrive infotainment screen. This should get the latest iteration of the software. Other than this, only minor material and colour changes are expected.
The engine options will also carry on as they are in all probability. So in India, expect the petrol in the sDrive20i to remain the 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that puts out 192PS and generates 280Nm of torque, The diesel cars will continue with the 2.0-litre unit with 190PS and 400Nm. There should be minor improvements in outputs and efficiency.
The facelifted X1 should be available internationally in the next few months, followed by an India launch. The Volvo XC40 has moved the game forward considerably in this segment. There is also a new Audi Q3 internationally and the Mercedes' GLB is also ready for launch. This means the X1 couldn't come with an update any sooner.
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