The facelifted 2020 BMW X1 SUV has been spied testing home in Germany. We know it’s going to receive just a mid-cycle refresh because the prototype wears camouflage just in the ends. Plus, the all-new model has been introduced some three years ago, so this has to be the updated model.
In any case, the prototype hides its ends at the moment. However, the camouflage doesn’t hide too much, which is a reason more to believe that the production version could look otherwise. What’s the catch? Well, the Bavarian car manufacturer will not skip the chance to add a new X5-based squared grille and hexagonal lights, as well as bolder chrome bars. Lower, the 2020 BMW X1 appears to feature a new bumper with new air intakes. Around back, the prototype hides rear bumper and taillights only, but we think that the carmaker may also update the existing exhaust pipes. The rest of the exterior design should stay untouched. However, everything will look better thanks to a couple new color options.
The cabin will suffer mild update as well. The new interior will not just get a new upholstery treatment, but also a mild update of the dashboard, as well as an updated version of the current infotainment system. More precisely, the new dash will most likely mirror the X2’s. In addition, everything will be spiced up with a reversing camera and auto emergency braking which will become standard across the range.
It’s still too early to say whether the carmaker plans to add something new under the hood or not. However, according to the latest reports, the 2020 X1 may actually get one additional unit which will reportedly deliver around 200 horsepower. As for the U.S.-specs model, it will keep its 2.0-liter turbocharged engine without any doubt. Still, the mill will definitely deliver more power from today’s 228 horsepower. The option will stay mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, standard front- and optional all-wheel-drive system.
The updated compact luxury SUV from BMW will make its debut sometime next year.