We’ve seen it in concept form, take on winter testing, as well as tackle the seemingly German staple Nordschleife pilgrimage. Now, the upcoming BMW X2 has been spotted undergoing hot weather trials on the public roads of Europe. The face of the X2 has shed that litle bit more camouflage, revealing a front bumper with several horizontal slats which run the width of the aperture.

Along the sides, as before we can see that the X2 wears a character line which runs almost the length of the car, from the top of the front wheelarches to the rear lamps. As with the recently launched G01 BMW X3, the Hofmeister kink is no more.

Inside, the X2’s dashboard architecture looks near-identical to the BMW X1’s, albeit with an M Sport steering wheel used here. Air-conditioning vents, HVAC and audio controls, gearlever and drive mode controls, and iDrive controller also appear similar to the ones from the X1.

At a glance, one may notice the X2’s M Sport steering wheel is of the previous design which graces the likes of the sportier-kitted F30 3 Series and the F20 1 Series, instead of the latest design in the G30 5 Series.

To recap, the upcoming X2 is built upon UKL underpinnings which also form the basis of models such as the X1, 2 Series Gran Tourer, and the 2 Series Active Tourer. As such, the X2 can be expected to feature BMW Group’s three- and four-cylinder engines which currently already serve elsewhere, deployed with either front- or all-wheel-drive layouts.

The BMW X2 is expected to make its debut early next year, with a possible range-crowning variant in the guise of a 300 hp M Performance model.

GALLERY: BMW X2 Concept