Chinese crossover Borgward BX5 2017 – a worthy rival of Europeans

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Chinese brand has presented a stylish urban crossover Borgward BX5 in November. This is the final version of the car that will be launched in the series. SUV is almost complete copy of BX5 Concept, the model presented a few months earlier.

The appearance evidences of the powerful influence of the European design trends. These are round, hollow shapes, smooth lines forming an elegant sports style. It is expressed in a massive front part that tapers toward the vehicle rear. Sporting features are also seen in the massive grille, narrow headlamps, stylish skirts.

Solidity is added to the crossover by expressive contours of the wheel arches, which blend harmoniously with the voluminous forge of side doors. The car is shod in the 18-inch alloy wheels with low profile tires in size 225/60.

Behind, the SUV looks elegantly. This is facilitated by rounded shapes, neat, stylish lights, bumper, made in the sports concept. There is nothing superfluous, all the elements are harmoniously combined.

We must pay tribute to the Chinese automotive brands, they provide comfort in the cabin, smartly combining finishing materials and technical equipment. Borgward BX5 is not an exception. Crossover got leather trim with excellent ergonomics and multi-functional filling.

Traditionally, luxury SUV interior is focused on ease of driving and comfort of passengers.

The latter is created by the high level of ergonomic seats, full power setting. The driver gains control over systems of the SUV through thoughtful layout of controls, some of which are placed on the steering wheel. Here the company is not far behind the advanced automotive brands.

Following the trends, Borgward AG have equipped the new SUV with a hybrid unit. It consists of a turbocharged petrol unit with capacity of 140 hp, a working volume of 1.4 liters and a power output of 115 horses. Totally, plant produces 255 hp. Along with it comes a robotic 7-mode transmission with two clutches.

Crossover will be equipped with another petrol turbocharged engine with capacity of 190 hp and a volume of 1.9 liters. With the engine is mounted 6-mode automatic transmission.

The suspension was inherited from the first model released by Borgward AG, BX7 crossover. There is a fully independent multi-link mechanism in the rear part and McPherson system based on the sub-frame in the front. This concept makes the car quite maneuverable and easily controlled.

It is expected that on sale will go a version with front-wheel drive, and the ability to connect 4×4 mode will be optional. Some sources claim that even basic package will be able to take advantage of a 4×4 on a rough terrain.

Accurate information on the package options is unavailable yet. Details will appear with the release of crossover in the automotive market, which is expected in early spring 2017. Known only is a general list of the technical and technological options:

  1. The steering wheel with heating function;
  2. The heating of all seats;
  3. The electric drive of the front seats;
  4. Cruise control;
  5. Climate control;
  6. Parking sensors, function of a round view with no blind spots;
  7. Active safety that consists of 9 cushions;
  8. The multifunctional system with 10-inch display;
  9. The digital instrument panel;
  10. The electronic parking brake;
  11. The engine start function without a key.

All this offers Borgward BX5 in the top package. Cheaper versions will not contain such a large number of options, but it will not have much impact on the crossover control comfort.

Regarding the cost of the Chinese, according to preliminary information, it is from 120,000 to 180.000 CNY, which is significantly less than the cost of its European classmates.


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