Released on March 24, 2017, the BX5 is the second mass-produced Borgward model rolled out by Foton Motor, a subsidiary of BAIC (Beijing Auto). A compact SUV positioned below the BX7, it sits on a 2685mm wheelbase and is 4490mm long, 1877mm wide, and 1675mm tall. Only one engine option is provided, a turbocharged 1.8 liter (BWE418A), which can put out up to 140kW of power and 280Nm of torque. The petrol engine is paired to either a 6AT or 6MT. Both FWD and real-time 4WD configurations are available.
The list prices of BX5 range between 149,800 and 216,800 Yuan.
Borgward cars are currently produced in Miyun, Beijing. In Jiaxing, Zhejiang, Foton plans to set up a Borgward production base too, which would roll out transmissions, EV components as well as whole vehicles.