BMW’s vision of the future? An electric SUV you may not drive

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BMW chooses the fuselage of a cargo plane in New York to unveil latest vision of the future of cars: an intelligent, autonomous, electric SUV.

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Unveiled within the fuselage of a cargo plane at New York’s JFK airport, BMW’s newest electric car concept, the Vision iNEXT, has set the scene for how the German automaker would like to describe the future: an intelligent, autonomous, electric SUV.

It’s no secret that SUVs are increasingly gaining market share, while carmakers are investing more and more resources on electric vehicle technologies – and this concept from BMW encapsulates both these aspects.

BMW, in a manner not unsimilar to other European carmakers (such as Volvo and Mercedes-Benz) is asking itself what the future of mobility looks like.

BMW AG board member and Head of Development Klaus Fröhlich, says the focus is on the possibilities offered by the integration of these technologies.

“With this in mind, we have designed the BMW Vision iNEXT fully electric as a mobile environment that enhances the quality of life in which we can relax. Indeed, all BMW’s efforts will continue to focus on people in the future,” he said in a statement.

It’s definitely a step up from BMW’s current electric offerings, the BMW i3 and BMW i8, and in more than just the futuristic exterior modelling.

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