2010 BMW X1

Automotive News is reporting what many of us had expected. Due to surprising demand in more profitable markets BMW is delaying the launch of the X1 in the US until late 2012. While BMW is keen to talk about the success of the X3 and that the X1 would simply be a niche vehicle, we can ‘t help but think if the X1 was built at a more exchange-rate friendly plant, there would be a very different decision. With gas prices high and the US public clamoring for more fuel efficient cross-overs, it would seem the time for the X1 is now.