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.