Ever since Mercedes-Benz created a more premium corner of the double cab market with its X-Class, speculation has been rife that BMW might follow suit.
In 2016 BMW’s Australian boss at the time, Mark Werner, even admitted that the German carmaker was watching that space very closely.
But now a Bavarian bakkie appears to be a no-go, with BMW Australia Chief Executive Vikram Pawah recently telling Australian publication GoAuto that the company has no plans for a pick-up, nor any intentions to go down that path at a later stage, as there was simply no need for it.
“I don’t really see the need for it right now,” Pawah told GoAuto.
“We are pretty much focused on our luxury (vehicles), and I think the company has clearly defined that we are in the luxury business and that’s where we are going to be.”