Audi has launched the Audi Q3 compact SUV in India which is the first ever premium SUV from a luxury brand under Rs. 30 lakh. The only competition to the Q3 is the existing crossover from BMW, the BMW X1 and to keep abreast with the competition we were expecting the brand to roll out a new X1.
Our expectations have turned into reality as the facelift model of BMW X1 has been spotted on the roads of Pune around the ARAI premise in a partial camouflage. There is no confirmed on when the facelift model will the launched, but now that Q3 has stepped into the market and its first batch getting booked within a very short time, no doubt BMW is fast-forwarding the launch of the X1.
image – BMW X1 Facelift Model
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- As you see in the image above, there is a partial camouflage that hides the lower half of the car. Under the camouflage we are expecting a new front bumper, redesigned headlights, redesigned sider mirrors, redesigned tail lights and an updated rear bumper.
- On the inside the various panels have been given a different colour tone, a high gloss black surface on the sound and climate control panel, a shallow center console with a different surface quality, electroplated surrounds for the shifter and a little bit of addition of chrome here and there.
image – BMW X1 Facelift Model Interiors
For the overseas market, BMW is offering the X1 with a 2.0 litre twin turbocharged petrol engine mated to a new 8 speed Steptronic automatic transmission. The same configuration has not been confirmed for the Indian market yet and we will have to wait to see whether it will follow or not.
image – BMW X1 Facelift Model Rear
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Nothing has been disclosed about the car’s launch date but watching BMW doing tests after tests at a rapid pace, we expect the car to reach the dealerships before the festive season of Diwali in 2012 which is in the month of November. Stay tuned for launch date and pricing of the new X1, we will keep you posted on the same, stay tuned.
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