BMW X1 Delayed For U.S. Market, Canadian Launch To Proceed On Time

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

BMW‘s upcoming X1 crossover will be delayed by almost a year, due to extreme demand in the European market. BMW’s Leipzig, Germany plant can barely produce enough vehicles for Europe, and BMW USA has decided to delay the small crossover’s American launch until at least the fall of 2011.

Canada will be getting the X1 on schedule, due to their smaller market and the fact that Canadian consumers overwhelmingly gravitate towards compact vehicles. The X1 makes its North American debut at the Montreal Auto Show today.

[Source: Car and Driver]

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  • MoonSky MoonSky on Feb 10, 2011

    I just hope that we Canadians will also have the same options like the Europeans do (ie. Gas/Diesel, Manual/Auto trans etc...).