The UKL2, a bigger version of the UKL platform, from Mini and BMW, will be used in one more SUV. And no, we are not referring to the new generations of Mini Paceman and the Countryman, but to the same sort of reasoning in BMW. If Mini can have a Countryman, which can be compared to the BMW X1, why can’t the Bavarian manufacturer have its own Paceman? According to the Italian website OmniAuto, it will be called X2.
The new SUV will have a sportier body, with a higher belt line and a lower roof. It will not be like the X4 and the X6, with an apparently longer tail, but it will have less room than the X1. In what relates to the engines, the offer will be exactly the same one the X1 provides, with 1.5 3-cylinder and 2.0 4-cylinder turbocharged options. Since the UKL is a front or all wheel drive platform, you can expect the same from the X2, with base versions front-wheel drive and more expensive ones with XDrive badges.
OmniAuto says the X2 will be released in 2017. Considering the ever-growing interest of consumers towards SUVs, we have no doubts it will be a hit.