An update on the Borgward BX5, which was supposed to have been launched at the end of September. According to a post on the Borgward Malaysia Facebook page earlier today, the SUV is in the process of obtaining its final approval from the government, and an accompanying photo shows a R&D unit apparently undergoing final road testing.

The five-seater, which measures in at 4,490 mm long, 1,877 mm wide and 1,675 mm tall, with a 2,685 mm-long wheelbase, was first previewed locally in late April along with the BX7, a left-hand drive example being the display vehicle.

The show BX5 was equipped with a 1.8 litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 190 PS and 280 Nm, with power sent to all four wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system. In China, there’s also a smaller 1.4 litre turbo option, which has 150 PS and 250 Nm for output numbers.

Local specifications had yet to be confirmed at the time, and there hasn’t been any update on this front, so again it looks like the kitbag for the MY-spec version will only be known at point of launch. It was previously reported that the BX5 will be tentatively priced under RM100k and that it will be locally-assembled (CKD).

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.


GALLERY: Borgward BX5 (LHD) in Malaysia