BMW has given the X1 several style upgrades for this year
The car was unveiled at the Detroit motor show
Minor styling changes accompany the updated car, and will come to UK models too
The upgrades are subtle, thus BMW is playing down the changes and not calling this a facelift
The styling tweaks are primarily intended for the American market
However, BMW has confirmed the same changes will be applied to X1 models in the UK
The X1 benefits from new front-end air vents
New 17-inch alloy wheels are also fitted
New paint colours are also available on the X1
On the inside, high-spec models get new interior trim
xLine, Sport Line and M Sport models get a redesigned dashboard cluster
Those models benefit from new soft-touch materials in the cabin
The BMW ConnectedDrive system will also offer more services
Extra services include a new eco-tracking function to analyse how 'green' your driving is
Although not officially a facelift, the X1 has received a number of style and trim changes for the American market. However, BMW has confirmed those changes will also be applied to models sold in the UK as of March.
On the outside, the updated X1 receives new air intake vents set inside the front apron and stainless steel inserts in the boot lip as well as new 17-inch alloy wheels and new paint options. BMW says these exterior changes are designed to give the X1 a more rugged appearence. Daytime running lights also now come as standard.
Inside, the instrument cluster has been redesigned on xLine, Sport Line and M Sport models, with new soft-touch materials used alongside the existing trim.
As well as the physical changes, BMW says the revised X1 will offer an expanded range of services through its ConnectedDrive system. Among the new services is a new Online Entertainment app and an eco-driving analyser.