BMW India has confirmed that it is all set to bring the X2 SUV to India in 2019. The X2 is part of the 19 models that the company plans to launch in the country next year. The X2 will also add to the 'X' range of vehicles for the carmaker in the country and this will see it ride the SUV trends currently prevalent in the market. Termed as a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV), the BMW X2 retains the swanky styling and fastback roofline from its older siblings, while sharing its underpinnings with the BMW X1. The X2 is based on the UKL 2 platform and its overall silhouette is low-cost-slung, very similar to the previous generation X1.
Up front, the X2 sees an upright stance with the massive grille and sleek looking all LED headlamps. The front bumper gets large cut outs for the air intake while the rear features LED taillights with a diffuser and twin exhausts.
The SUV rides on 18-inch alloy wheels, while the 19-inch units can be ordered as optional. The production spec model stays quite close to the concept that we saw last year in Paris, barring the X-motif of course that stays a part of the design in more subtle fashion.
Inside, the 2018 BMW X2 borrows heavily from the new X1. There is a 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports all the major functions including iDrive, while a full Head-up display will also be on offer as optional. The SUV will also come with Wi-Fi hotspot preparation and Apple CarPlay connectivity. BMW won't be offering Android Auto immediately on the X2. Other safety features include lane departure warnings, speed limit warning, automatic high beams and front and pedestrian collision warnings. Automatic cruise control will be offered as an option on the X2.
The model is a front wheel drive with All-Wheel Drive available as optional. Power, on the other hand, comes from a host of options including the 2-litre petrol and diesel options, while there will also be the 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine shared with the Mini cars.
Expect prices to be around Rs 45 lakh (ex-showroom) for the X2 in India.