BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle Adds Updates Inside and Outside
When we tested the second generation BMW X1 Sports Activity Vehicle back in 2016, we noted while it may not be the most comfortable or useful mini-ute, it certainly was among the most fun to drive. Indeed, to many on our staff, the driving experience reminded them of the days when the BMW 3-Series was more sport sedan and less luxury car. That is a pretty impressive statement especially considering this X1 is based on a front drive architecture also used by Mini. Now, for 2020, it's time for a "freshening" of the X1, and BMW has chosen to not mess too much with a good thing. The latest X1 does get the traditional styling tweeks associated with a mid-cycle refresh. That includes changes to bumpers, and lighting with added LEDs, plus larger exhaust tips, and of course alterations to the now larger twin-kidney grille. Inside, the biggest difference is the 8.8-inch infotainment screen is now standard. A new eshifter now connects to an updated 8-speed automatic as well. That, plus new colors and alike, round out the modifications to what was already one of the best small rides on the planet. This sporty 5-door will arrive in dealers here late in the year.