The third-generation all-new BMW X1 made its spy debut in prototype form early last month, wearing fully-body camouflage.
In spite of that, we found it rather easy to gauge its overall shape and even a few design traits, such as the 2-Series Active Tourer-like taillights, smaller in size than those of the current-generation X1, which by the way received some upgrades from BMW only about a year ago.
Now, if you’ve been hoping for a peak underneath all that camo, the best we can do for you right now is to show you this illustration courtesy of Kolesa.
Like the prototype, this render has a decently-sized grille and sharper, upward-pointing headlights. At the rear, we can see the smaller taillights, although their exact shape is yet to be determined, so what you have here is more of a guess.
What we don’t see rendered is the prototype’s wagon-like rear end design, where the taillights are more or less level with the door handles, not the door mirrors. Things will of course become more clear over time as BMW will send out additional test cars.
As far as the interior is concerned, we expect it to mirror that of the upcoming 2-Series Active Tourer, which would mean having a curved, driver-oriented dual display layout, featuring a redesigned dashboard and center console.
Power will ultimately come via a range of gasoline and diesel options (depending on market), while a plug-in hybrid model should be in the cards too.
Note: This is an independent illustration made by Kolesa and is not endorsed by or related to BMW in any way