BMW’s small iX1 electric SUV is about to get some company.

    The company has confirmed during the 2023 BMW Group Annual Conference its new iX2 will debut towards the end of this year.

    The all-electric version of the X2 will be built in Regensburg, Germany alongside the related iX1.

    BMW will reveal the next-generation combustion-powered X2 alongside the iX2.

    We’ve already seen the iX2 testing, and BMW has moved away from the hatchback-like styling of the outgoing X2 in favour of more X4-like coupe SUV styling.

    BMW Blog reports the iX2 could feature an aggressively styled front end, giving it more differentiation from the related iX1, with a more angular bumper and a larger kidney grille.

    The iX2 is expected to feature the same powertrain as the iX1 xDrive30e.

    The electric SUV has a dual-motor all-wheel drive system making a combined 230kW and 494Nm, good for a claimed 100km/h sprint time of 5.6 seconds.

    There’s a 65kWh battery beneath the floor, and claimed range is up to 440km on the WLTP test cycle. The iX2 could eke out slightly more range due to its sleeker shape.

    The iX1’s 22kW AC charge capability means single- or three-phase AC chargers will work, while the DC charge ceiling is 130kW.

    Based on previous spy photos the interior of the iX2 will feature the BMW Curved Display, with dual screens behind curved glass.

    In the iX1, this comprises a 10.7-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster.

    BMW will roll out its new Android Automotive-based iDrive 9.0 operating system across its small cars starting with the X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer this year. It’s expected the X2 and iX2 will follow.

    BMW ceased production of the first-generation X2 last year ahead of the next generation coming this year.

    The iX1 and iX2 duo will directly rival the Volvo XC40 Recharge and C40, while other small electric SUVs include the Mercedes-Benz GLA and Lexus UX300e.

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    Jade Credentino

    Jade Credentino is an automotive journalist currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Jade has had a chance to review a variety of vehicles and particularly enjoys SUVs. She enjoys traveling and going on road trips exploring Australia.

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