BMW X1 delayed in the US image

After initially announcing that the smallest SUV with the BMW badge on it, the X1, will hit the United States auto market earlier this year and then sometimes next year, the Bavarian car manufacturer has just delayed it again, blaming the poor euro-dollar exchange rate.

Being a victim of its own success, the BMW X1 is one of the top-selling SUVs in Europe but it can’t reach the over-seas auto market because of the continuously poor euro-dollar exchange rate, which is holding steady at above 1.40 US for a euro.

The X1 might find new customers in the United States but BMW isn’t taking any chances and prefers to sell the SUV in Europe for now. The Americans may just have to wait the facelifted model which is set to debut sometimes in 2013.

The X1 reached the Canadian auto market in June and the base price for the xDrive28i was set at $38.500 but no official details about its local sales report have been presented yet.