On sale: Late 2017 “The new X2 will inject individuality and style into BMW’S SUV range” On sale: Mid 2018
BMW will shortly plug the gap between its X1 and X3 with the all-new X2, which is intended to inject extra style and individuality into the expanding SUV line-up.
It’s heavily influenced by the Concept X2 revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 2016, subtly tuning the lines and contours of the concept into a production-friendly shape and having touches such as the swept-back headlights and badges on the C-pillars.
The X2 will sit on the same UKL2 platform as the X1. At launch, the range will comprise two frontwheel-drive petrols and two allwheel-drive diesels, with prices starting from £33,980. More versions will appear in 2018.
THERE will be no let up in the VW SUV offensive in 2018 with the release of a Polo-sized crossover – previewed in our exclusive image – likely to be called the T-cross. The new car will take the fight to the Citroen C3 Aircross and Nissan Juke.
It’ll be a sister car for the SEAT Arona, and will make use of the same MQB AO platform that underpins the Polo. However, it will stand out from its supermini sibling with a longer wheelbase and an exterior design shadowing that of the larger T-roc (driven on Page 33). The most basic model will cost around £16,000.
ROOMY Boot is cavernous with the rear two seats laid flat, and lower tailgate makes a handy perch when changing your muddy footwear Middle-row occupants get plenty of space to relax in, and seats can be lowered using door-pillar switches