Talk that the brand has serious plans for the Russian market, went back in 2017-then there was even talk about the possibility of localization of production of crossovers. However, Borgward's somewhat shaky position at home seems to have forced the firm to be quieter and more modest.
According to rumors, the company will begin to get acquainted with Russian buyers with the most compact and affordable model with the index BX3: images appeared in the network, which are associated with the patent application filed by the firm in the Russian registration authorities. Accordingly, the design of the SUV in our country is patented, but information that the Borgward BX3 has an otts has not yet been received.
It is known that the German-Chinese crossover in size will be comparable to the Renault Duster, and it is planned to equip it with a 1.4-liter turbo engine. It develops 150 HP and is paired with six-speed mechanics or automatic.
It is possible that together with the most budget model in our country will debut and flagship Borgward BX7-it was him, by the way, predicted the role of a pioneer of the Russian expanses. Its engine develops already 224 HP, and assists him seven-speed robot. According to rumors, this crossover is the Russian transport vehicle type approval is already available. However, no specific date for the start of sales has yet been named.
As for the brand itself, it has not too long, but quite interesting and serious history. It was founded in 1929 by the German Carl Borgvard. The most popular model of the brand – a very beautiful coupe Isabella 1957-entered a significant page in the history of the automotive industry as a whole (and tellingly, is still reproduced in the form of collectible scale models). The brand successfully participated in Formula 2 races, and in the 1959 season their engines of this class were equipped even with Formula 1 "Coopers". However, all this did not save the company from financial collapse in 1961.
Borgward Isabella Coupe 1958
Revived the brand in 2008, Carl's grandson Christian Borgvard, then organized the production of modern cars - now crossovers, of course - at the facilities of the Chinese company Foton.