What you see in the gallery above is pretty much what you'll get when the iX3 arrives in showrooms in 2020.

"The BMW Concept iX3 underscores the BMW Group's resolve to further strengthen its leading position in the field of electric mobility, " BMW said. BMW's approach to highly integrated electric drive system technology can in future be applied to a large number of different models.

The Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) is the first one from BMW in its new range of cars. The iX3 will be the brand's first battery-electric SUV, joining the ranks of the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X.

It's feasible all of the above nameplates will be applied by BMW, with series models from 2020 onwards set to be built on flexible platforms capable of accommodating pure electric powertrains. This means that any newly launched model could be offered in conventionally fuelled, hybrid and electric form. Perhaps the most attention-grabbing element is the reinterpreted kidney grille - the grille comes with joined elements, while it appears to be permanently closed, as dictated by aerodynamics. The concept is also fitted with light-alloy wheels in an aerodynamically optimised design.

The BMW iX3 Concept is an all-electric X3 SUV.

BMW claims future "i" models will be distinguished by "signature looks", by which it means subtle design touches to easily restyled parts such as the bumpers and side skirts, rather than big sheet-metal alterations.

The same blue accents can also be seen on the sides at the bottom of the doors and on the rear diffusers. As for the electric motor, it does not require any rare earths. The iX3 SUV delivers a driving range of 400km on a single charge. In addition, BMW said that charging times on the iX3 can be as quick as 30 minutes when plugged in fast charging stations with 150 kW outputs. Initial production will be for the local market in China, but ultimately the Chinese plant will be the sole supplier of iX3's globally. Meanwhile, BMW has also promised a non-SUV i4 model for the same year - it's rumoured to take design cues from the Vision Dynamics concept that was shown at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

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