Speaking with Digital Trends, BMW’s director of product planning and strategy, Ralph Mahler, was asked to share his opinion about a convertible SUV. His answer? "It’s a really interesting topic.” He went on to mention:
"All these kinds of questions we have asked ourselves in the past. Whether or not there is a possibility, whether or not there is a market. You see the lineup at the moment. We don’t have one but nevertheless I think it’s still an interesting question.”
While that doesn’t necessarily mean the X2 or any other model from BMW’s vast "X” lineup will lose its roof in the years to come, Mahler’s statement goes to show the company is at least open to the idea of such a controversial body style. In today’s world in which the Nissan Leaf has been turned into a convertible (one-off concept, thankfully), anything is possible.
BMW has bigger fish to fry for the time being, with the company being busy with the X7 flagship SUV slated to arrive later this year when we’ll also get to see the all-new X5. Not only that, but rumors have already emerged about the possibility of an X8 allegedly scheduled to arrive as early as 2020. Meanwhile, the X3 and X4 will spawn fully fledged M versions, so a convertible SUV probably doesn’t rank high on BMW’s list of priorities.
Source: Motor 1