BMW were not in the crossover market just a short time ago, but then nor were many other car companies such as Volvo and Audi. However, it has been around fourteen years since the first generation X5 appeared and there is now an X1, X3 and X6 joining it in the crossover market.
Next there will be an X4 to join the group. It could be compared to the X3 in the same way that the X6 is to the X5. This means that it is almost the same car but with a roofline that varies in style. The X4 was previewed at the Shanghai Auto Show almost six months ago and it has also been spotted by spy photographers on several occasions. This time, they have managed to get pictures of the inside.
It was also seen eight next to the current X3 which means that they could be easily compared. Looking at both, the profile is different but otherwise they are the same both on the outside and the inside. It is expected that the X3 may take on a more similar look to the X4 when it is changed next year and there may be interior changes as well. The interiors are likely to not be identical though but only time will tell what they will look like.