Borgward exhumed

THE Borgward badge, last featured on a production car in 1961, has been resurrected and now graces the distinctive nose of the Chinese-built BX7 SUV. Powered by a 165kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, the BX-7 will also be offered in 220kW hybrid guise. An all-wheel-drive chassis underpins the BX-7 and a dual-clutch automatic transmission is set to be offered. The company, bankrolled by Chinese industrial giant Foton, is targeting sales of 800,000 per year by 2020 and 16m annually by 2025.