German automaker BMW on Friday released a teaser of its upcoming electric iX3 ahead of its launch at the Beijing Motor Show 2018 on April 25.
The new iX3 is the electrical version of the company’s very popular X3 SUV.
The teaser revealed, however, does not announce much about the electric auto, but it shows the front grille and the much-known fact that it will feature the fifth-generation electric powertrain established by the company.
Apart from the front grille, the teaser also showcased the twin exhaust for the plug-in charge port. The company plans to compete with the likes of Audi e-Tron and the Jaguar I-Pace with the new iX3.
The company tweeted "Something exciting is coming. Stay tuned for the Auto China Beijing 2018! #BMWBeijing @BMWi #BMWi"
The iX3 electric SUV joins the likes of the BMW i4, which was showcased at the Geneva Motor Show in the month of March. The group will offer all-electric vehicles with a range of up to 700 kms and plug-in hybrids with an electrical range of up to 100 kms.
“Over the course of the year, we will present a number of pure-electric concept vehicles that will all go into series production, like: The first all-electric BMW – the iX3. Our new technology flagship, the BMW iNEXT, the captivating BMW i Vision Dynamics, which I just announced in Geneva as the BMW i4. We will produce both the iNEXT and the BMW i4 in Germany,” said Harald Kruger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.
“BMW has confirmed that the iX3 SUV will go on sale globally in 2020. Starting 2020, BMW is also confident that the company will be able to fit all model series with any type of drivetrain. "There is more to come: In 2020, BMW will launch the iX3. More on that soon at the auto show in Beijing. 2019 will see the first pure electric MINI. The first MINI plug-in hybrid – the Countryman – is already proving very popular. As an urban brand, MINI is practically made for e-mobility," Kruger added.