The updated version of the 2012, the BMW`s X1 was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, and now the German auto maker is already working on a secret model which would come available in 2016.
The 2016 X1 prototype seen in the shots seems to be shorter than the present model, coming with a sportier body styling.
More than that, the 2016 BMW X1 is also shorter at the front end because of the fresh new platform that lies beneath the car.
Also, the upcoming X1 is also likely to sport the UKL platform which is also put on the 2014 MINI Cooper. Thus, we might be talking about a front-wheel drive system due to the Haldex-style multi-plate clutch setup.
Thus, both the BMW X1 and the next MINI Cooper Countryman will be riding on the same front-wheel system, with an optional of an all-wheel drive unit.
The German luxury auto maker is also believed to be working on a straight-six engine that can be mounted transversely, which is mandatory for UKL platform, but there is no news about it being fit to the next-gen X1.