It looks like the Borgward BX5 will make its official launch debut in Malaysia on September 30, based on a countdown timer found on Borgward Malaysia’s official website.

We first go up close with the BX5 in late April this year as part of an official preview, where a left-hand drive example of the five-seat SUV was on display. The SUV featured a 1.8 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 190 PS and 280 Nm, sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive system. A smaller 1.4 litre turbo option (150 PS and 250 Nm) is offered in China.

In terms of size, the BX5 measures 4,490 mm long, 1,877 mm wide and 1,675 mm tall, with a 2,685 mm-long wheelbase. At the car show, the larger BX7 was also present, and could be the next model to be introduced by Borgward Malaysia.

Local specifications were yet to be confirmed at the time, and more information will likely only come around when the car is launched. However, we were told that the BX5 will be tentatively priced under the RM100k mark and that it will be a locally-assembled (CKD) model.

Earlier in May, Go Bremen Motors signed a deal with Borgward to handle the manufacturing and distribution of Borgward models in Malaysia as well as selected countries in the ASEAN region.

Borgward, which was formed in 1919 before going bankrupt in 1961, was resurrected in 2015 – the brand is owned by Chinese automaker Beiqi Foton Motor, a subsidiary of BAIC Group. The BX7, which made its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2015, marked the brand’s return on to the scene.


GALLERY: Borgward BX5 (LHD) in Malaysia