Report: BMW reconsidering large X7 SUV

Hidden somewhere in a Wall Street Journal article is a hint that BMW may once again consider the possibility of producing an large SUV – aka BMW X7. It was reported a while back that BMW killed plans to build the X7 to concentrate on the compact BMW X1.

The Wall Street Journal article, which focuses on the growing markets like China, Germany and other places in the world, suggests that while automakers like BMW are downshifting to compact cars, large sedans (like the 5-Series long wheelbase) do fairly well in markets like China.

It goes on and on until something catches the eagle eyes of the guys at BMWBlog:

“The company is also counting on the U.S. to rebound more quickly than doom-and-gloomers think, making rebalancing less necessary than the leaders gathered in Seoul believe. It is even reconsidering its decision to cancel a new large SUV, which was meant mainly for U.S. buyers.”

Does that mean if the X7 ever sees the light of day it will never travel on U.S. soil? Who knows? We’ll have to wait and see.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: WSJ (via BMWBlog)