Stylish new BMW X2 goes on sale

BMW isn't one to shy away from filling a market sector – even if there wasn't much of a gap to fill in the first place. You only need to look at the X6 coupe-SUV, the 4-Series Gran Tourer four-door coupe-hatchback or the 2-Series Gran Tourer 225xe Mini-based hybrid MPV for that. Now, though, the brand has revealed its latest niche-busting vehicle – the X2.

Slotting between the X1 and X3 SUVs, the X2 aims to be a more stylish option with youthful appeal – pitched to compete with the Audi Q2, Volvo XC40 and Jaguar E-Pace. It shares its wheelbase with the X1, but it's two centimetres shorter and seven centimetres lower, making it a far more sleek and slinky offering.