A high-ranking BMW executive has effectively confirmed the Munich-based firm has no plans to build successors to the 2 Series Active Tourer and larger Gran Tourer MPVs.

Speaking to Autocar, Peter Henrich, the automaker’s vice-president of product management, suggested the front-wheel-drive MPVs would not be replaced at the end of their respective life-cycles.

Henrich said while both models had “done an excellent job in bringing new customers to our brand” they were “not at the centre of what our brand today stands for”.

“We will see about moving Gran Tourer customers to our SUVs,” he told the British publication.

Back in August 2017, CARmag.co.za reported BMW South Africa had stopped importing the 2 Series Active Tourer, which was introduced locally in early 2015 to battle the Mercedes-Benz B-Class. The seven-seater Gran Tourer, meanwhile, was never offered here.