A BMW spokesman has announced the 2-Series Active Tourer and 2-Series Gran Tourer are simply too small for the United States market.

A BMW spokesman has announced the 2-Series Active Tourer and 2-Series Gran Tourer are simply too small for the United States market.

Speaking at the Geneva Motor Show, a spokesman at BMW said the two MPVs are not large enough for the US market which means neither of them will be sold there. We remind you the 2-Series Active Tourer is 4342mm long, 1800mm wide and 1555mm tall, with a wheelbase measuring 2670mm whereas the seven-seat 2-Series Gran Tourer is slightly larger at 4556mm length, 1800mm width and 1608mm height while the wheelbase stands at 2780mm.

Americans will get towards the end of this year the new X1 which just like the two MPVs will use a front-wheel drive UKL platform while an xDrive all-wheel drive system will be optionally available. It's bound to receive a larger seven-seat version which will likely be commercialized in United States as well.

The second generation BMW X1 is expected to receive its world premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show scheduled for September.