We are almost sure that the 1 Series cannot be called the most attractive offering within the company’s range. Though, the large refresh presented at the beginning of 2015 was a great enhancement in comparison to the pre-facelift version.
A new offering is in the works and should come out in the second half of 2018. In this case it will be marketed as a 2019MY. The design should be an evolutionary one, but resembling the latest company’s goods.
Expect to see some major changes under the hood. There should be a FWD platform used in the 2-Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer MPVduo and the Minis. The China-spec 1 Series is equipped with the UKL platform. The small sedan was seen in January in Germany, by the way.
The model under consideration codenamed “F40”should be offered in 3- and 5-door versions. It will grow a little bit in size, so there will be more space inside the cabin.