reports that BMW
wants to add yet another small SUV to its lineup. Called the X4
, the vehicle is rumored
to take more than a few cues from the big-daddy X6
in both design and driving characteristics. The report says that early concept drawings show the vehicle as having the same upright nose and long, arching roof line as the biggest X as well as a very similar angled rear hatch.
Of course, nothing's set in stone at this point, so the X4's appearance could change considerably by the time it hits the scene in 2014. There is some speculation that the vehicle will be manufactured at the company's Spartanburg, South Carolina
facility, which would makes sense considering America's seemingly boundless thirst for high-riding hatches.