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New-generation BMW X5 spied

Spy shots reveal fresh styling for BMW X5

The new-generation BMW X3 is about to arrive in Australia, on the back of that will be the arrival of this new-gen X5 in 2018.

The above spy shot was taken by photographer Chris Doane and published by the U.S. auto website - Automotive News.

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It show a relatively conservative make-over for the X5 as it heads into its fourth-generation.

The vehicle was caught testing near BMW’s SUV plant in South Carolina and shows a new-look front, while there is speculation that the new-gen model may have more space in the rear for the currently optional third-row seat.

While the images also seem to show a variant on the usual fuel filler area – this could to relate to the plug-in hybrid version, though the U.S. outlet speculates it could be an indication that a hydrogen fuel-cell version could be in the works.

Built on the same platform as the new-generation X3, BMW Australia will be looking forward to having a fresh version of the X5 available to local buyers.

Through 2017 local BMW X5 sales have dipped 13.8%, however the offering is still well within touch of the best-selling local BMW offering this year – the X1.

To the end of October only around 90 sales split the pair.

We will bring you more details on the 4th generation BMW X5 as they come to hand.

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