The BMW X1 has been in its current generation since 2015 and was due for an update. The 2020 model has been given a new nose highlighted by a larger grille up front and a new rear end. Inside, a new 8.8-inch display is standard and can be upgraded to a 10.25-inch unit. Navigation and Apple CarPlay are standard as well, but Android Auto will not be available.
Updates elsewhere are minor and include interior finish changes, M Sport appearance upgrades, and a new electronic gear shifter.
The X1 will receive the same powertrain that the outgoing model had: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 228 horsepower and sends power to either the front or all four wheels. BMW says that the standard eight-speed transmission has been reprogrammed for smoother shifts.
The X1 competes with the Audi Q3, Lexus UX, and Mercedes-Benz GLA250. The 2020 X1 is expected to go on sale in late 2019, and though pricing won’t be announced until closer to the on-sale date, the 2019 model had a starting price of $34,950.