Chinese-owned German carmaker Borgward, which has been slated for a Malaysian arrival has been spotted by our reader Muhammad Najib. Seen here are the BX5 (here in white) and BX7 (black) SUVs on the back of a trailer along the PLUS highway. It was reported earlier this month that the brand will be launching two new models at the Malaysia Autoshow, which will be kicking off this weekend.

The launch at the event will also herald the duo’s arrival into the ASEAN market, where more than 100 distributors will receive their distributorship certificates, according to Malaysia Automotive Institute CEO Datuk Madani Sahari. Local partner Go Exim has plans for local, CKD assembly, and Borgward was reported in April to be considering the recently created automotive hub in Bagan Datoh, Perak as a potential site.

The BX7 is a seven-seater, mid-size SUV which was first unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and aims to infuse rigourous German engineering, advanced technology, reliability, a distinct sporty wide body in a 4.7 metre-long form, powered by A 224 hp/300 Nm 2.0 litre turbocharged engine with a six-speed automatic transmission.

As the naming convention implies, the BX5 is a more compact five-seater, which first surfaced a year after the BX7 in Geneva. This model is 4.5 m long, powered by a 1.8 litre turbocharged mill with 190 hp and 280 Nm of torque, driving a six-speed auto gearbox and all-wheel drive.

The BX5 will feature “equipment based largely on mass-production technology,” the company said. The Malaysian debuts for the BX5 and BX7 are just around the corner; do stay tuned as we learn more.

GALLERY: Borgward BX7