BMW X1 Test Mule?

The story of the BMW X1 baby SUV started with a report in Germany's AutoBild, and recently culminated in an announcement of confirmation from BMW boss Norbert Reithofer. Now, just as with the X6, a strange test mule is afoot. Spies say this car, a variant of BMW's "squareface" testers of models' past, is a dummy for the 2010 X1's chassis, which it will share with a similar Mini model. Or it could mean BMW's taking on the Honda Element for the "looks like a milk truck" utility subgenre. No, things could never get that interesting. [World Car Fans]