The F48 BMW X1 has been around for a good number of years now, and it is set to receive a facelift, or Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) if you speak the BMW dialect. While the updates appear to be relatively minor, they should help keep the X1 in the fight against the Audi Q3 and Mercedes-Benz GLA.

Based on the spyshots, the front end will feature a bolder-looking kidney grille flanked by headlamps that appear to retain the same LED DRL pattern as the current car. We also see a revised lower section of the front bumper with a lot more horizontal slats than before.

A good majority of the mule’s body wasn’t covered with camouflage, with the overall shape remaining unchanged. As for the rear, the taillights will likely get new graphics to keep it in line with the current crop of BMW vehicles, while the bumper will also be tweaked – the dual tailpipes remain.

Our spies revealed that several parts of the interior were covered up but there should be a host of trim or material changes, as well as an updated infotainment system. The available engines should be similar to those offered during the 2017 model year update, with improvements for better fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.