Another year, another luxury SUV. This time it's the X2, a vehicle based on BMW's X1. Yes, the automaker continues to expand its already-large SUV lineup, and the X2 is the newest member. It made its North American debut at the 2018 Detroit auto show.
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BMW announced the concept version of the X2 more than a year ago, and though the production model wars more toned-down styling, the resemblance is evident. The new X2 looks more like a hatchback with its low roofline and upswept tail. It actually rides about 3 inches lower than the X1, too.
The interior is similar to the X1's, with a low, stacked dashboard and tablelike multimedia screen above the center air vents. A 6.5-inch display is standard, with a 6.5- or 8.8-inch touchscreen optional; you can also control the action through BMW's familiar iDrive controller below. Cord-free Apple CarPlay is optional, but Android Auto is unavailable.
Many areas have decorative stitching, with a vinyl wrap on portions of the center console. Vinyl upholstery is standard; leather is optional. A panoramic moonroof is another option. In back, the seat folds in a 40/20/40 split, opening up 50.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo room, 15 percent less than the what the X1 offers.
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