German media is reporting BMW is cooking up a small crossover to slot below the X1.

German media is reporting BMW is cooking up a small crossover to slot below the X1.

According to Auto Bild, the entry-level BMW crossover will allegedly get the 1-Series Sport Cross moniker and will ride on the UKL front-wheel drive platform. It will be part of an enlarged FWD 1-Series family that will also include a sedan version already spotted by our spy photographers and set to be sold alongside three- and five-door versions of the hatchback.

The 1-Series Sport Cross will act as a smaller and cheaper alternative to the second-generation X1 pictured here and confirmed for a 2016 launch. Since the next-gen 1-Series is scheduled to come out in 2018, don't expect the Sport Cross derivative sooner than 2019.

Note: 2016 BMW X1 prototype pictured.

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