Borgward is back with BX7 crossover headed to Frankfurt motor show

Borgward BX7The BX7 will make its debut in Frankfurt next week, but it’ll go on sale in China at first.PHOTO BY BORGWARD

CHINESE-BUILT SEVEN-SEATER EXPECTED TO START AT $30,000 ONCE IT GETS HOME TO GERMANY

Borgward, the German marque which has been on hiatus for a few decades, has revealed its comeback car ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show next week.

Dubbed the BX7, seemingly borrowing Cadillac’s new naming scheme, the seven-seater SUV will be the reborn marque’s first new model, one of many the company is promising. Due to go into production in China, the Borgward BX7 will be offered only there at first. But the company has plans to launch in new markets after the first year of sales in the Middle Kingdom.

Auto Bild reports that the new SUV, which seems to have been sneaking a look at Buick and Audi sketchbooks, will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder producing 224 hp, and will send power to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with an electronically-managed multi-plate clutch system created by — no, not Borgward — BorgWarner.

 

[“source-autoweek”]