Not too long to go before the launch of the all-new G01 BMW X3, as several undisguised units have been seen making their way to showrooms in Malaysia. These photos were sent to us by paultan.org reader Chris Yee, who spotted a trailer loaded with the SUVs on the ELITE highway.

As far as we can see, all the examples being transported are wearing the same 19-inch double-spoke LMR Style 696 wheels and the Luxury Design kit – skid plates and side mouldings in silver, coupled with chrome side window trim.

Based on a previous sighting, the X3 looks to receive standard full-LED headlamps instead of adaptive units, but does without the BMW Driving Assistant Plus suite of safety and driver assist systems – we didn’t see the relevant sensors/cameras beside the rear view mirror.

It’s difficult to clearly see the emblem just beyond the Air Breather, but the X3 should be the sDrive20i variant (although the badge looks to have an ‘x’ and ’30’ in it). If that’s the case, the powertrain is made up of a 2.0 litre turbo four-cylinder (184 hp/290 Nm) paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

When it is launched, the X3 will compete against the Mercedes-Benz GLC as well as the Volvo XC60, with both being priced from below the RM300k mark. Which one will you prefer?

Customers who wish to register their interest can now do so at BMW Malaysia’s official website.