BMW iNext…The Next Wave of EV SUV!
Following up on BMW’s most recent Vision NEXT concepts, the brand has now fully revealed their idea for a new generation of electric-powered, semi-autonomous vehicle in the striking iNEXT concept. Clearly cashing in on the rising popularity of utility vehicles, the iNEXT is roughly mid-size, and is expected to reach production in 2021 in about the same shape as seen here. While details are still scare, BMW had previously claimed an EV range of over 400 miles between charges. Design highlights include a controversial take on BMW’s historic twin-kidney grille, floating roof styling, and suicide-doors. Promised as the brand’s technology showcase when it goes on sale, one wonders if features like the side doors virtual door handles, and complete substitution of cameras for outside rear view mirrors, will make initial output. Still, the iNEXT is the clearest view yet of the future of BMW.