BMW Sketches Out iNEXT Concept, Confirms It’s A Crossover

BMW has released a handful of teaser images of the Vision iNEXT.

Set to make its high-flying debut next month, the teasers confirm previous reports that the iNEXT concept will be a crossover. The company didn’t say much about the model, but the pictures suggest it will have a bold front fascia with a massive grille that is flanked by slender headlights. The grille will apparently protrude from the front bumper which appears to be heavily stylized.

Moving further back, the sketches suggest the model will have a long hood, a rakish windscreen and a gently sloping roofline. The concept also appears to have massive alloy wheels, pronounced front fenders and a distinctive greenhouse. The design is slightly different in the various sketches, but BMW has already teased the crossover’s profile.

Out back, the images suggest the iNEXT will have a stylish rear end with an angular fascia and a prominent diffuser. The crossover also features a full-width brake light strip in several of the sketches.

Besides teasing the exterior design, the sketches give us our first look at the cabin. It will apparently be futuristic and feature two front seats that are separated by a ‘floating’ center console that sort of resembles an end table. The dashboard will also have a unique design and it appears to eschew a traditional instrument.  The gauges could be relocated to the massive central display like on the Tesla Model 3.

Interestingly, some of the interior photos don’t show a steering wheel. One possible explanation for this is that the concept is expected to be a Level 4 semi-autonomous vehicle. This means the concept can drive itself in a number of different situations, so the steering might be able to retract when it isn’t needed.

Little else is known about the concept, but it previews a production model that will be launched in 2021.

 

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