BMW showcased the new Concept X2 at Paris, confirming that the brand will expand its SUV range in 2018 with the addition of the sporty crossover.
The car is destined lo slot into the line-up between the X1 crossover and larger X3 SUV. Head of design Karim Habib said the car “combines the fast-moving body language and low-slung proportions of a coupé with the robust construction of an X model”.
Up front, there’s a large kidney grille flanked by slender headlamps with new LED running lights, while a chunky front bumper features silver trim detailing.
At the back, the low roofiine and narrow windows are where the concept delivers on the coupé design cues. The C-pillars carry a BMW roundel, in a nod to sports cars such as the 3.0 CSL that featured badges there, too. Wide wheelarches add muscle, and huge 21-inch alloys complete the car’s profile.
Some of these design cues will be loned down for production, although the overall size and shape are likely to be earned over unchanged.
No technical details on the concept have been announced, but the showroom model will be the fourth front-wheel-drive BMW to join the line-up. We expect the brand’s 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel to power front-drive versions, with more potent petrol and diesel units set to feature on xDrive four-wheel-drive variants. Prices for the X2 should start at around £30,000.