Rumor: BMW i5 Will Be An SUV Arriving In 2021
Against this backdrop, the company has finally pulled a rabbit out of its hat. Last week, it announced that the next model from its “i” division will be an SUV known as the i5. And wonder of wonders, it will go on sale in 2021, fully 6 years after the Tesla Model X, the world’s first electric SUV. Since it typically takes 5 years to design a new car from the ground up and get it into production, the timing suggests that BMW didn’t even start planning its next “i” car until the Model X burst on the scene. So much for being an industry leader.