Spy photographers have spotted a test mule which looks quite similar to a BMW X1. The source claims it is a new BMW model internally called Family Active Sports Tourer (FAST).
The vehicle looks more like a model that might be slotted between the recently launched 2 Series Active Tourer and the X1. The proportions are minivan like and it gets a stooping silhouette at the rear. The front looks like the X1 and the rear gets a big tailgate like the 2 Series Active Tourer.
The source adds that the test mule had a sticker on the side which indicated at that it was a hybrid model. Also, the mule was using BMW's new front-wheel drive UKL modular architecture that also underpins the new Mini, 2 Series Active Tourer and the next generation X1.
These are still early days and there aren’t many details about this product, but, we don’t expect BMW to bring this to India. Our market is still not mature for a product like this and it will end up being stuck in the showrooms.