The upcoming BMW X2 SUV is set to be previewed by a concept at the Paris motor show tonight, after the company released teaser images through its social media channels.
While the show car in Paris is likely to be labelled a ‘concept’, BMW’s usual approach to concepts suggests we can expect the production version to follow next year with only minor styling changes.
A coupe-styled companion to the X1, much like the X3/X4 and X5/X6 SUV pairs, the X2 is likely to ride on the same UKL platform that forms the basis of the X1 and the new Mini range – including the upcoming Countryman, also likely to debut in Paris.
However, unlike its larger stablemates, the X2 will still maintain a more SUV-like profile, similar to the Range Rover Evoque, allowing for more headroom and luggage space.
According to the UK’s Autocar, the production version of the X2 will go on sale in Europe late next year, priced from around 30,000 pounds ($50,843).
However, the X1 range currently kicks off in Australia from $49,500 in base sDrive18d trim. And, going by the X4 and X6, BMW likes to price its coupe-styled SUVs at a healthy premium over their more conventional counterparts.
Using the X3/X4 as an example, the style-focused X4 models charge between $8000-$10,000 more than the equivalent X3, though this is sweetened somewhat by the inclusion of extra standard equipment.
The X2 should ask for at least $5000 more than the equivalent X1, meaning a starting price of around $55,000 in Australia is likely.
Above: 2017 BMW X2 prototype
Stay tuned for our coverage of the Paris motor show over the coming weeks.
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