The facelifted F48 BMW X1 will be joined by an xDrive25e plug-in hybrid variant next year. This will be made available in more markets than previously, when the pre-facelift xDrive25Le was a long-wheelbase version exclusive to the China market.

This powertrain on this one is to be shared with the updated BMW 225xe Active Tourer PHEV, Inside EVs reports. In the X1 xDrive25e, a 9.7 kWh battery provides juice to a 95 hp/165 Nm electric motor on the rear axle, and rated full-electric range is 50 km on the NEDC test cycle. Claimed combined fuel consumption for the X1 xDrive25e is 2.0 l/100 km, and combined C02 emissions is 43 g/km.

From launch, the F48 X1 LCI (life cycle impulse – BMW-speak for facelift) is offered in FWD sDrive16d guise with a 116hp/270 Nm 1.5 litre turbo three-pot, an xDrive25i petrol 2.0 litre four-pot with 231 hp/350 Nm and 2.0 litre diesel four-pot with 231 hp/450 Nm. Fuel consumption figures are 6.3 to 6.8 litres per 100 km for the xDrive25i, and 4.9 to 5.2 litres per 100 km for the xDrive25d.

In addition to the visual tweaks on its exterior, the X1 facelift gets new fabric and Sensatec faux leather upholstery options, while the iDrive infotainment is the sixth-generation setup with a tiled surface – not quite the latest found on the 1 Series and 3 Series. The X1 also gets a 10.25-inch centre touchscreen.

GALLERY: F48 BMW X1 LCI