These patent images, which we initially spotted on Carscoops, confirm what we've deduced from disguised prototypes, namely the production X2 will keep most of the details from the 2016 concept car, albeit with roadworthy wing mirrors, and proper door handles.
The computer generated model also features a toned down front fascia design, although the latest set of spy photos indicates the concept's more aggressive design could be carried through to a sports model or an M styling kit.
Like the X4 and X6 before it, the X2 will be the sportier and less practical companion to X1. As with the numerically lower crossover, the X2 will be based on the UKL front- and all-wheel drive platform that also underpins the 2 Series Active Tourer, the China-only 1 Series sedan, and the entire Mini range.
BMW Australia has confirmed the X2 for the local market, with the new crossover likely to arrive down under during the first half of 2018.
The new crossover will likely make its debut at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show in September.