A new and probably practical family vehicle is on the way from BMW.
BMW has announced that a production-ready version of the Active Tourer Concept which debuted in Paris last year will be unveiled at the OutDoor Business Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany on July 12. The concept blends elements of crossover and minivan, with an apparent emphasis on facilitating outdoor activities, although it isn't quite clear how. It has just five seats, but there are rumors that there will be a version with a third row of seating.
BMW has issued a statement saying "it is aimed at meeting the special needs of an outdoor and leisure time oriented target group," and that it blends "comfort and dynamic design with a high level of spatial functionality and intelligent access to BMW ConnectedDrive services". Putting aside the nauseating marketingspeak and the fact that the words "special needs" probably shouldn't be used in reference to one's customers, we're expecting something fairly practical, which probably offers better value for money than BMW's existing crossovers.