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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.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: X1 Indefinitely postponed for the US started by Ronin View original post
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      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Once X3 sales slow down they will bring it over.
      1. EUGENE-Taiwan's Avatar
        EUGENE-Taiwan -
        the X1 is selling like hot cakes in Asia... I have one too
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        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.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        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.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        Once X3 sales slow down they will bring it over.
        X3 just launched...
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        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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        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        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.