It’s been around since 2016 and so the time is ripe for BMW to now give the second generation X1 some minor tweaks to keep it up to date with the rest of Munich’s lineup — and our snapper was only too happy to send us the latest spy shots of the entry-level SUV which shows only its front and rear fascias wearing any camouflage.

That likely means what we have here is probably an almost production ready prototype. It appears that the front end has redesigned headlights that look more angular below which there seems to be a reshaped bumper too. In fact, from these images at least, the front end looks more similar to that of the X2 now.

Around the back, the taillights will very likely be refreshed (they’re being hidden from full view for now) while the interior will have some noticeable changes including a bigger infotainment display and a more angular gearshift design. Under the bonnet not much will change apart for the addition of a particulate filter to help with emissions. 

BMW could wait until the Geneva motor show in March to reveal the refreshed X1 but since the changes are so minimal, it may show its face earlier than that.