The 2013 BMW X1 has been leaked ahead of its official announcement at the New York Auto Show, these updates come just two and half years after its entry-level SUV was first revealed in its production guise.
In a move to rid the car of its black plastic cladding and provide it with a more upmarket appearance, the X1 receives a host of subtle exterior styling tweaks.
Changes include the adoption of a more heavily contoured front bumper with an altered grille featuring silver slats, more pronounced sockets for the round fog lamps and a completely redesigned lower section finished with a silver accent.
The headlights are redesigned, and feature the classic LED halo rings around the optional HID projector lamps, along with strips of LED accent lights within the housing. The interior was also retouched with newly designed surfaces, like electroplated trim surrounding the gear selector and center console cup holders, and a high-gloss black finish applied to the air vent trim.
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