The BMW X3 Facelift has been spied for the first time.
Visually, taillights, headlights and a grille seem to go through some changes. As it is a facelift rather than a new generation, we don’t expect major revisions under the skin.
BMW could make some chassis enhancement and improvements for comfort – add fresh trim options and new tech in the cabin, update the iDrive system.
Since this is the first look at the BMW X3 Facelift, it will be unlikely unveiled in 2020. A Europe-spec X3 will probably debut next year, and be launched in North America as a 2022 model.
The current 2020 BMW X3 is priced between $41,950-76,900. It sits near the top of the luxury compact SUV rankings. Motorists like its powerful engines, fun driving, the easy-to-use infotainment system, plenty of passenger and cargo space.
But the model is more expensive than most competitors, and has less stylish interior than some rivals.
The X3 after the makeup will have to battle against the Audi Q5 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC, first of all.
The updated 2021 Q5 with a fresh look and new hybrid variants is on its way to customers: it will go on sale by the end of this year.
The GLC got refreshes last year, and we should see the new-generation vehicle on the market in 2021. In a word, the competition in the segment is doing well.