The new Borgward BX5 debuts in China. Will come to Europe in 2019

The second model of the German brand owned by china Foton Motor debuted this week officially at the Auto show of Shanghai. The Borgward BX5 will reach Europe in 2019.

Andsta week takes place on the Salon Automobile de Shanghai and there the brand Borgward shall submit to the Borgward BX5 who, in the course of the next few weeks you will disembark in the chinese market. It is a SUV of 4.48 meters in length, the second SUV from the German brand owned by china Foton Motor, that will compete directly against the SUVs of the luxury brands German Mercedes, Audi and BMW.

In terms of design there is great news in front of the Borgward BX7, that it retains a front very similar, with the big grill with the brand logo in its center, although with a few beacons of design something more slim. The same thing happens in the rear, with a design almost traced on the drivers rear and up in the format of the rear pillar.

In the interior there are also many similarities, as both models share the design of the dashboard, the central console and the dashboard. However, the BX5 presents a system of information and entertainment with touch screen floating eight inches.

The allocation according to the versions may include keyless access, start button, automatic climate control of two areas, multifunction steering wheel, upholstery leather, glass roof panorama, braking autonomous with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, 360 degree camera, multiple airbags, alloy wheels etc

The supply of engines to start with for the chinese market is based solely on a turbocharged petrol engine of 1.8-liter with 190 HP and a maximum torque of 280 Nm. Later will be added a 1.4-liter turbo with 140 HP and a variant hybrid of the same engine, with a combined power of 253 HP. Initially, the 1.8-liter can only be combined with a manual change of six speeds, although the engines more powerful, may also be associated with a change automatic DCT with double clutch and seven speeds.

His arrival to the european market is planned for 2019 as Borgward plans the construction of an assembly plant in Germany, where he initially joined a 50,000 units per year under the format CKD, although subsequently, and as the demand increases, facilities will be transformed into a plant large-scale production.