Volkswagen makes bakkies as does Mercedes-Benz. At this point it is an almost certain that BMW won’t follow suit, however stranger things have happened.
In this digitally altered image by X-Tomi Design, the new BMW X2 is rendered with a bakkie load bed replacing the SUV’s sloping rear. Interestingly, X-Tomi Design decided give the vehicle a similar paint job to one of the launch colours of the Mercedes X-Class that we drove in Chile recently.
For those who haven’t been following BMWs crossover production, its latest SUV the X2 is a sportier version of the X1, with a bolder, more aggressive appearance.
At one point, the idea of a BMW crossover seemed as ludicrous as a BMW bakkie seems to us now, but in 1999 the Bavarian automaker debuted its first X5 and it hasn’t looked back since.
However, although there are X-Class and Amarok bakkies today, the big difference is that Mercedes and Volkswagen have corporate partners and commercial-vehicle divisions to draw in to the development of their bakkies and BMW does not.
Still, there’s no telling what the future may hold.