Borgward BX5 debuted in Guangzhou

November 26, 2016 at 4:39 pm

At the auto show in Guangzhou took place official premiere of crossover Borgward BX5. In 2017 it will come into Chinese market.

2016 Promising Borgward BX5 photo

2016 Promising Borgward BX5 photo

Dimensions of the novelty are: 4483/1876/1677 mm, wheelbase is 2685 mm. The crossover will be equipped with two versions of the power plant: the hybrid and conventional. Hybrid unit consists of a petrol turbo engine with capacity of 1.4 liters generating 143 hp and electric motor developing 115 hp. Transmission – 7-speed automatic with two clutches. The second option – petrol turbo engine with capacity of 1.8 liters producing 190 hp mated to a six-speed manual transmission.

2016 New Borgward BX5 crossover image

2016 New Borgward BX5 crossover image

German company Borgward was founded in 1919, and in 1961 it ceased to exist. In 2015 brand Borgvard revived with the participation of Chinese capital – the brand became a partner of BAIC concern. Production is adjusted at the factory Foton, a subsidiary company. Now only one model is produced there – a crossover BX7. It is sold only in China.
The capacity of this plant is not enough, so it is planned a construction of new manufacturing plants. The plant in Bremen, Germany, is scheduled to open in 2018. It is planned to set up production of electric and hybrid versions of the SUVs BX5 and BX7. The plant in Germany is necessary for the company to enter the European market.