05 Dec '17, 3pm

BMW 'i' electric-car sub-brand to expand into SUVs, utility vehicles, with 'iX' models

2018 BMW X3, 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show Enlarge Photo Before the 2013 launch of its 'i' sub-brand, BMW had secured the names of potential i-branded vehicles by applying for i1 through i9 monikers in 2010. Now the brand has secured another batch of names for electrified crossovers—iX1 through iX9—and it plans to use at least one of them by 2020. At a sneak peek of BMW’s upcoming products held in Germany, BMW CEO Harald Krüger confirmed the X3 will go electric. DON'T MISS: BMW battery-sourcing ethics highlight cobalt-mining issue for electric cars "In 2020 we will launch the fully electric X3. In it, X and i come together," Krüger said. It’s fully expected the new model will be called iX3, reports Automotive News Europe (subscription may be required). The company plans to launch 25 new electrified models, including 12 electric vehicles, by 2025. BMW i Vision Dynamics concept, ...

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