Lifestyle blog Highsnobiety had first dibs on the new small SUV, this time wrapped in an army-style black/orange/yellow disguise.
The vehicle in the images looks largely the same as the patent images, which in terms of design combines the front of an X1 with the rear of a 1 Series, staying true to the overall design of the X2 concept that previewed it at last year's Paris motor show.
Highsnobiety doesn't give any new technical details about the new crossover, though we do know the X2 will have much in common with its more practical X1 sibling, along with several other models across the BMW and Mini brands - namely the 2 Series Active Tourer and Mini Countryman - that ride on the company's 'UKL' architecture.
In terms of powertrains, expect an engine line-up that largely mirrors the X1 range, including three- and four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, along with the option of front- and all-wheel drive.
It's believed the BMW X2 could make its production debut as soon as the Frankfurt motor show in September.
BMW's local arm has already confirmed the X2 will be coming here, likely in the first half of 2018. It will sit alongside the X1 in the same way the X4 complements the X3, and the X6 complements the X5.
For BMW in Australia, any new crossover is of vital importance, given more than half its total sales last year were were from its ‘X’ crossover family, led by the X5.
Sales of premium ‘small SUVs’ in Australia, as they are classified by industry statistician VFACTS, grew 45 per cent in 2016.
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