Borgward BX5 now on sale in Malaysia – 1.4T 2WD and a pair of.0T AWD powertrains; 5 variants; worth from RM119ok
It seems the Borgward BX5 has gone on sale in Malaysia, because the compact SUV was just lately noticed at Juro Auto Metropolis in Penang together with an official worth listing. Bought as a locally-assembled (CKD) mannequin, consumers get to select from two powertrain choices and 5 variants cut up between them, with costs ranging from RM118,950 on-the-road with out insurance coverage.
The five-seater, which measures in at Four,490 mm lengthy, 1,877 mm broad and 1,675 mm tall, with a 2,685 mm-long wheelbase, was first previewed domestically in late April together with the BX7, a left-hand drive instance being the show car.
The turbocharged engine line-up begins with a 1.Four litre four-cylinder that serves up 150 PS at 5,500 rpm and 250 Nm from 1,750-Four,000 rpm, and is joined by a 2.zero litre four-pot that makes 224 PS at 5,500 rpm and 300 Nm from 1,500-Four,500 rpm.
Each engines include a six-speed automated transmission as commonplace, however all-wheel drive is barely out there with the larger-capacity engine – the 1.Four litre powerplant is front-wheel drive solely.
Two variants – 1.4T and 1.4T (TS) – are related to the 1.Four litre engine, priced at RM118,950 and RM130,950 respectively. When it comes to gear, each include automated halogen headlamps with LED DRLs, LED taillights, keyless entry, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, single-zone air-conditioning, a Four.2-inch instrument cluster show, built-in toll reader and cruise management.
It’s solely aesthetics the place they differ, because the 1.4T (TS) provides on one thing referred to as the TS Line package deal, together with a diamond entrance grille, pink door sills, a centre console cowl and fancier flooring mats. There’s additionally exterior door visors and safety window tint included with the 1.4T (TS).
In the meantime, the BX5 with the two.zero litre engine is available in 2.0T, 2.0T (TS) and a pair of.0T (CRS) guises, with the primary two roughly mimicking the 1.4T and 1.4T (TS) when it comes to gear. Enhancements right here embody entrance parking sensors, a powered tailgate that may be remotely operated (together with for the home windows), power-folding aspect mirrors with puddle lamps and dual-zone air-conditioning with rear vents. The two.0T goes for RM138,950, whereas the two.0T (TS) retails at RM150,950.
As for the two.0T (CRS), it will get uprated flooring mats that aren’t commonplace on the two.0T (TS), however loses out on the TS Line package deal. Different commonplace gadgets with the range-topping variant (priced at RM156,950) embody glass coating and matte color wrapping. On the subject of wheels, the brochure states 19-inch wheels for the all of the 1.4T (TS) and a pair of.zero (TS) besides the two.0T (CRS), which seems to get bigger 20-inch items. Nonetheless, it’s not talked about what the 1.4T and a pair of.0T variants get, though they possible include 17- and 18-inch wheels as seen on these automobiles.
All variants include six airbags (entrance, aspect and curtain), car stability management, ABS, EBD, brake help, an digital parking brake (with auto maintain), tyre stress monitoring system, hill begin help and an digital differential system – hill descent management is just for 2.zero litre variants.
Primarily based on the fabric supplied, consumers may even profit from Borgward Privileges, which embody an eight-year/limitless mileage guarantee, 5 years free service (together with labour and components), a Borgward RedBlack Card for 2 years of free petrol, roadside help (with free towing) and RedBlack Premier (cashback for 5 years).
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