It’s no secret that BMW fanatics aren’t precisely followers of the 2 Series Active Tourer. Not solely is it primarily a front-wheel drive minivan, an outline BMW followers actually simply gagged from studying, however it’s such a small-market area of interest that it appears to be diluting the model. Positive, it’s not unhealthy in any respect as a individuals mover however BMW has loads of individuals movers which are way more fulfilling to drive, such because the BMW X1 and upcoming X2. BMW Australia, in addition to Aussie clients, appear to agree with the latter. So the two Sequence Lively Tourer appears to be a automotive that could be on the roster bubble in Australia.
BMW Australia Managing Director, Marc Werner, just lately spoke with Motoring about the way forward for the model’s mannequin lineup and it appears as if that department of BMW may be prepared to trim some fats round its mannequin portfolio. “I consider our product vary for the time being might be too vast,” Werner instructed Motoring. “We’ve acquired to do some homework there.” He isn’t unsuitable, because the model’s lineup is as bloated as ever. Nevertheless it isn’t precisely the variety of fashions as it’s the quantity of pointless ones and complicated naming schemes. As an example, why is the two Sequence Lively Tourer referred to as a 2 Sequence when the remainder of the two Sequence lineup consists of rear-wheel drive coupes?
“In the mean time it’s too advanced, so we acquired to scale back that complexity and we’re at the moment trying into that. Which means, total, the quantity of vehicles we’re providing, the derivatives, the engines and the like.” stated Werner. He additionally claims that vehicles like the two Sequence Lively Tourer take a again seat to SUVs, so far as clients are involved. “There’s a clear pattern going towards an SUV and our energy is actually on the SUV aspect and we’ll focus much more on the SUVs.”
“We’ll have an X2 coming originally of subsequent yr, which we haven’t seen in Frankfurt, which is one other improbable automotive.” stated Werner. “That raises questions on what we do with another vehicles.” The two Sequence Lively Tourer may even see its final days in Australia. If that occurs, that pattern might proceed to the remainder of the world markets, particularly after vehicles like the brand new BMW X3 and X2 come out and steal much more clients away. Though, this information comes after rumors of BMW planning a successor to the 2er AT. We’ll see what ultimately finally ends up taking place within the coming months.