Published on December 22nd, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Borgward BX3, an X50 Competitor, Gets Shown For the First Time
The Chinese-German SUV brand, Borgward, has fleshed official details on its 4th model, the Borgward BX3. This crossover is aimed at the same segment as the upcoming Proton X50, which is based on the Geely Binyue.
According to details from the Russian automotive website, Avtonovostidnya, the Borgward BX3 will be priced between 96,800 and 130,800 Yuan (RM57195 – RM77285), which is quite a bit more than what Geely’s Binyue is going for (78,800 – 118-800 Yuan).
Outside of China, the BX3 will find its way to key markets like Russia, the Middle East, Europe and probably India too. Borgward has a presence in Malaysia through brand guardians Go Auto, who also represents the Haval brand in the country. The larger BX7 and BX5 SUVs are already available here.
The BX3 is slightly larger in most most dimensions compared to the Geely/Proton product at 4410mm (length) 1830mm (width), 2560mm (wheelbase) and 1670mm (height).
In terms of design, the BX3 doesn’t stray far from the path set by its bigger, more expensive brethren. Equipment on the BX3 ranges wildly between the price points. The barebones model comes with 2 airbags, rear parking sensors, air conditioning, an electric trunk and an electronic differential lock. 360 cameras, sunroof and more gizmos are available on premium trim levels.
The BX3 is being paired to a 1.4L inline 4 turbocharged petrol engine which was seen on the BX5. A 6-speed automatic or manual gearbox can be optioned for this front-wheel drive only crossover. The car will be available coming mid-to-late 2020.