FRANKFURT -- BMW will build a coupe-styled crossover called the X2 to rival the Range Rover Evoque, a report said.
The five-door X2 will take exterior styling cues such as a steeply raked liftback-style tailgate from the larger, coupelike X4 and X6, Autocar reported, citing company sources.
The X2 likely will debut as a concept in March at the Geneva auto show and will launch in 2017, the magazine said. BMW will start testing X2 prototypes within weeks, Autocar said, citing engineers at the automaker's prototype workshop.
The X2 will be based on BMW's front-wheel-drive UKL platform like the next-generation X1 and recently launched 2-series Active Tourer compact minivan, the magazine said. A BMW spokesman declined to comment on the report.