Borgward BX5-01

We’ve seen the Borgward BX7 at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Now, the newly-revived company has brought out the BX5 and Projekt BX6 TS, both of which are being presented in pre-production form at Geneva. As their names suggests, both vehicles are positioned below the BX7.

The Borgward BX5 is targeted at the mid-size SUV segment and according to the brand, it’s “approaching series-production stage.” Design-wise, it looks almost like a smaller BX7. Measuring in at 4,483 mm long, 1,876 mm wide and 1,677 mm high, it has a wheelbase of 2,685 mm. The company says that it features “equipment based largely on mass-production technology.”

Borgward BX5-02

On top of that, the five-seater BX5 has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with an engine and electric motor. It’s able to produce a total combined output of 258 hp. In addition to that, it features an electronically controlled, permanent all-wheel drive system which attributes to low CO2 emissions and good fuel consumption.

Meanwhile, the longer Projekt BX6 TS sports a similar-looking face to the BX5, save for a different grille, bumper, a coupe-like roofline and a protruding rear-end. As mentioned, the Projekt BX6 TS is larger in terms of length but it’s slightly slimmer and shorter than the BX5. It measures in at 4,490 mm long, 1,870 mm wide and 1,649 mm high, with the same wheelbase of 2,685 mm.

Also, unlike the BX5, the larger BX6 only has the capability to sit four, inside. It does however, feature the same all-wheel drive system as the BX5. Power-wise, the larger SUV too sports a plug-in hybrid system and electric motor, coupled to a turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. In total, the BX6 is capable of producing a combined output of 422 hp.

In the meantime, the company has also announced that it will be making a decision on its production location in Germany before the end of the year, according to Ulrich Walker, CEO of Borgward. It is currently in the midst of conducting a feasibility study to scrutinise potential locations, supply chains and processes.

GALLERY: Borgward BX5 and Projekt BX6 TS