Worst of the Paris motor show - 2. BMW X1
The car is designed as an alternative to the BMW 3 Series, and is expected to be priced from around £25,000, making it a premium alternative to the Ford Kuga and Volkswagen Tiguan.
The X1 is aimed at buyers who want a high-up driving position and on-road performance rather than off-road ability.
It does have a part-time four-wheel-drive system, though, which moves power to the front wheels when required, and will use traction control to move power between the wheels.
Launch engines will include a 170bhp 2.0-litre petrol unit and a 177bhp 2.0-litre diesel. Later on, less powerful versions of the same engines may be introduced to the range, as well as more powerful units.
A hybrid version of the X1 could be added to the range at a later date.
Why we didn't like it Its angular styling is odd, and its proportions make it virtually X3-sized, making us wonder why they're bothering.
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