Borgward Malaysia has released an interior photo of a right-hand drive Borgward BX5 ahead of an expected launch in late September this year. The BX5 was previewed in left-hand drive guise during an official preview earlier this month, alongside the larger BX7.

Based on the image, the RHD interior (likely for the Malaysian market) looks to be rather similar to the LHD unit seen previously. Visible features include leather seats, keyless start, air-conditioning, a multi-info display, electronic handbrake with auto hold function and a free-standing display on the dashboard.

The last item is linked to an infotainment system that is linked to controls on the centre console. There are also steering-mounted controls for the infotainment system and cruise control function, with the latter being absent on the LHD unit we’ve seen.

On the preview car, 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 but it remains to be seen what we’ll get here.

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. At the time, we were told that the BX5 will be tentatively priced under the RM100k mark and that it will be a locally-assembled (CKD) model.


GALLERY: Borgward BX5 (LHD) in Malaysia