Photo: BMW

BMW is busy planning its future lineup of electric vehicles and photos of its latest concept, the BMW Vision iNext Concept, has leaked a little early. Its face is a lot to look at, but the rest of it looks like a pretty cool future crossover.

(Full disclosure: BMW actually invited us to the embargoed reveal of the iNext concept earlier this week and we agreed, but since the pics are out, they’re fair game. You’ll have to wait just a little longer for the details to spill out.)

But, as you can tell from the photos, the iNext is a super-conceptual version of what’s likely going to just be a relatively normal-seeming electric crossover, kind of like the new Mercedes-Benz EQC or upcoming Audi E-Tron, except the iNext should be a little more advanced by the time it hits the market in 2021.

On the outside you can see it gets a light up smushed kidney grille that doesn’t seem functional, a light-up rear diffuser-like design, and a giant glass roof panel. The rear end is much easier to look at, with thin stretching taillights and very flared fenders that give it more of a sporty impression.

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From the photos you can see the interior has two widescreens mounted to the dashboard and features a funky blue cloth on the seats and various wood trims, including a cool diamond pattern on the front armrest. The pedals also appear to be flat to the floor.

It looks like a modern, spartan place to be inside, and the whole design translates as an obvious progression of what BMW has already done with the current i3 and i8 hybrid and electric models. I just wish they did something... else with the grille. Literally anything else.

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