As we recently reported
, the car that everyone has been calling the "1 Series GT" has now been fully revealed -- as a 225i. Its full official name will be the 225i Active Tourer.
Also as predicted, the production version retains the Concept Active Tourer's styling. The differences are the smaller kidney grilles and slightly different fascias. The shots of the interior reveal the same multi-layered styling seen in other late model BMWs.
The 2 Series Active Tourer will share the newest MINI's engines and FWD "UKL" platform, but also come in AWD models. And, it will come in a longer-wheelbase version with a third row of seats.
It's one of several new FWD vehicles which BMW will use to push into new segments. Ian Robertson, BMW AG's board member for sales and marketing has previously stated: "With the Active Tourer, we will get a lot of new customers again. They will come out of the premium segment and from some of the volume players."
The Active Tourer will be sold in the U.S. beginning sometime in early 2015.