BMW plans the 1-Series Sport Cross, a sub-compact crossover image

BMW is getting ready to offer an even smaller crossover than the X1, which will be aimed towards the B-segment and it will have some serious competitors.

The Nissan Juke has managed to open a new path for almost all car manufacturers and now the newest one to plan such a model is BMW. According to a recent report, the model in question should be named the 1-Series Sport Cross and it will be positioned below the current X1. The model in question will be similarly sized to the Nissan Juke and, besides the Japanese crossover, it will also compete the Audi Q1, the Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur, Mazda CX-3, Ford EcoSport, Opel Mokka, Chevrolet Trax and so on.

The new BMW 1-Series Sport Cross is expected to get a design similar to the one of its larger brothers so expect the slender lighting units, the slightly sloping roofline and a design for the dashboard which will most likely seem familiar. In terms of size it will stand around the MINI Paceman and it will be riding on the UKL1 front-wheel drive platform, shared with the MINI, the next 1-Series and 2-Series and with the new X1 too. Engines will include 3- and 4-cylinder petrol and diesel turbo units, similar to the ones offered on the MINI Cooper and on the 2-Series Active Tourer. Front-wheel drive will be offered in standard and the xDrive AWD system will come as an optional. The model is expected to be introduced over the next two years.

Source: Auto Express