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    X1 Indefinitely postponed for the US

    At a recent BMW event, we learned that for now, the BMW X1 has been indefinitely postponed in the United States. In the following days, we learned through unofficial channels that the entry-level Sports Activity Vehicle remains on the U.S. roadmap and a tentative launch date will be in late 2012.

    BMWBLOG reported in early January that BMW's
    entry-level SAV, the X1, will miss its original launch target in early 2011 and be postponed until late 2011. The delay was related to production capacity at the Leipzig plant and a high demand for the vehicle. But new information come to confirm an even later date than the previously one reported.


    We’re inclined to believe that the North American customers will have to wait until BMW rolls off the facelifted X1 which is likely to appear in early 2013.

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    BMW X1 indefinitely postponed for USA, may not arrive until facelift or next generation

    This information comes courtesy of BMWblog. They are reporting that the X1 is indefinitely postponed after speaking with sources at a BMW event. We may not get the car here until 2013 if then. There simply is very high demand for the vehicle and the original delay dealt with production capacity. Frankly, we aren't all too upset about this as the X1 is not something we were really excited about. However, we like for the US market to get all BMW vehicles. Interestingly enough, the car is for sale in Canada.

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    Once X3 sales slow down they will bring it over.

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    the X1 is selling like hot cakes in Asia... I have one too
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    The car is probably for sale in Canada and not the US because the US is a much, much bigger market. I remember hearing that the US is BMW's single biggest market (maybe this was for M cars or something more specific) so if you're having trouble keeping up with demand the last thing you want to do is launch in a gigantic market that loves small SUVs like America does.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
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    The car is probably for sale in Canada and not the US because the US is a much, much bigger market. I remember hearing that the US is BMW's single biggest market (maybe this was for M cars or something more specific) so if you're having trouble keeping up with demand the last thing you want to do is launch in a gigantic market that loves small SUVs like America does.
    You actually make a great point here.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
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    Once X3 sales slow down they will bring it over.
    X3 just launched...

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
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    X3 just launched...
    In a roundabout way I was saying BMW doesn't want to eat into X3 sales, since like you said they just launched the new model.

    X3's are flying off lots.

    I bet there are a number of those X3 buyers that would have opted for the cheaper X1.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
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    In a roundabout way I was saying BMW doesn't want to eat into X3 sales, since like you said they just launched the new model.

    X3's are flying off lots.

    I bet there are a number of those X3 buyers that would have opted for the cheaper X1.
    Likely true, the X3 is hot at the moment.

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