Last year at the Paris Motor Show, BMW unveiled the Concept X2, which heralded a new addition to the brand’s SUV (or SAV in their speak) line-up. While we’ve seen several spyshots of X2 prototypes in the past, BMW has now released official preview photos of the upcoming model.

Dressed in some pretty colourful camouflage, the X2 prowling around in its urban environment doesn’t reveal that much more from what earlier phototypes have shown. The front continues to feature BMW’s trademark kidney grille, flanked by what are likely LED headlights with familiar corona rings within the housing.

Just below them are the vehicle’s fog lamps, and unlike the busy lower apron seen on the concept, the X2 seen here sports a wide lower intake instead. However, given BMW’s different exterior design packages offered on its other models, the look could change.

At the rear, the vehicle’s taillights are sleeker in appearance compared to the X1, accompanied by dual exhaust outlets at the bottom. As we’ve seen on the latest G01 X3, the Hofmeister kink is no longer present here as well.

The overall design certainly matches up quite accurately with patent images that were dug out from the Japan Patent Office (JPO) not too long ago. As for the interior, spyshots reveal a cabin that borrows heavily from the X1, including the air-conditioning vents, HVAC and audio controls, gearlever and drive mode controls, and iDrive controller.

Like the X1, the X2 will ride on the front-wheel drive UKL platform, which is also used in the 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer. Therefore, it is likely to get a range of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder engines. Expect a debut to take place at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, where BMW will fill in the missing blank in the X1, X3, X4, X5 and X6 line-up (an X7 is coming as well).

GALLERY: BMW X2 spyshots

GALLERY: BMW X2 patent images