BMW X1 facelift

4 Apr, 2012 3:40pm

The updated BMW X1 has made its debut at the New York Motor Show

A facelifted BMW X1 has been revealed at the New York Motor Show. The new car is due in dealers in September, with a number of styling changes.

More of the car is now painted in the body colour, with BMW’s designers doing away with much of the rugged black bumper trim of the outgoing model.

While the changes aren’t exactly radical, they make the nose appear sleeker and smoother. A new set of headlamps completes the look, with chrome accents and advanced lighting technology.

What’s more, the X1’s side indicators have now been integrated into the door mirrors, while the rear has also been smartened up, with cleaner lines and more body-coloured trim.

Inside, BMW has focused on improving quality with a metal surround for the gearlever and chrome dotted all around the cabin. Even the air vent surrounds get high-gloss black trim.

The new X1 is available in rear-wheel-drive sDrive or four-wheel-drive xDrive guises, and prices are expected to rise slightly over the current model. Expect the range to start from around £25,000.