Bogward, the German automobile manufacturer most famous for the Isabella and the P100, has been revived after fifty-four years thanks to the financial backing of Chinese owned Foton Motors and its first effort is this; the BX7 Crossover SUV.
Despite pioneering innovations such as pneumatic suspension and automatic transmissions the German brand, under supposed poor financial supervision, was unable to compete with Volkswagen and Opel and was thus forced into bankruptcy. But the brand’s revival was announced in 2008 by the grandson of the original founder and now the BX7 has been revealed.
The seven-seater SUV will be equipped with a 2,0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine developing 165 kW. This unit is coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The BX7 will also feature an all-wheel drivetrain with an electronic multi-plate clutch developed by the American based BorgWarner.
Borgward has also announced a 295 kW plug-in hybrid variant of the BX7 with an electric-only range of up to 55 km. The hybrid will also feature an all-wheel drive setup with the petrol engine managing the front wheels and the electric motor controlling the rear.
The Borgward will receive features such as a 12,3-inch infotainment system, Wi-Fi hotspot support, 360-degree camera, adaptive cruise control, braking assistant with pedestrian protection and a collision assistance.
More information will be released after its official reveal at Frankfurt this month.