BMW to launch iX1 electric SUV in India on September 28
The iX1 electric SUV is likely to be sold as a CBU.
BMW has officially announced that they will launch the iX1 electric SUV in India on September 28, eight months after the new X1 was launched. This will make it the fourth electric model in BMW’s India line-up following the i4 sedan, iX SUV and the i7 luxury sedan.
BMW iX1 exterior and interior
The BMW iX1 is based on the BMW X1, which was BMW’s bestselling SUV in FY2023. The electric SUV looks similar to its ICE counterpart except for blue accents on the bumpers, side steps and grille.
The X1 comes equipped with a 10.7-inch touchscreen and BMW’s curved digital information display system. The electric SUV could also come with an optional Panoramic sunroof and front massage seats.
BMW iX1 powertrain, battery and range
The BMW iX1 xDrive30 gets a 66.5kWh Lithium-ion battery that is capable of DC fast charging up to 130kW. Powered by two motors, the SUV produces a combined 313hp and 494Nm, which, BMW claims, allows it to go from 0-100kph in 5.6 seconds. The iX1 has a claimed range of 440km and a top speed of 180km.
BMW iX1 price and rivals
BMW will likely bring the electric SUV via the CBU route, which could lead to prices being slightly on the higher side. However, as the ICE X1 is currently locally assembled in India, we could see the brand replicating this with the EV too.
We expect the iX1 to be priced between Rs 60 lakh-65 lakh, which could make it the most affordable electric BMW in India. At this price point, the SUV will rival the Volvo XC40 Recharge, which is priced at Rs 56.9 lakh.
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