The BX7 SUV, one of the first new models of the BORGWARD Group AG to be launched in the GCC, is granted the European Whole Vehicle Type Approval (WVTA) certificate.
The E.U.'s latest WVTA certification is based on the European Economic Commission Regulations and European Union Directives and Regulations. Considered the strictest certification system, WVTA testing is part of a well thought out strategy by BORGWARD ahead of their expansion plans into the Middle East.
"In truth, the BX7 not only has advanced technology, but in its development and production process has undergone rigorous testing that is now verified with WVTA certification, generally considered as one of the most comprehensive tests for vehicles globally and a strong guarantee of the vehicle quality. The BX7 is now ready for the discerning customers in the Middle East, who are known for their desire and preference for the highest standards in performance, safety and luxury", said Dr. Tilo Schweers, Head of Development of BORGWARD Group AG.
During the tests, the BX7 was rigorously checked on parameters such as sound levels, emissions, diesel smoke, fuel consumption, engine power, diesel emissions and air conditioning. Deeply rooted in German technology and craftsmanship, the heritage of BORGWARD serves as an assurance for BX7’s high quality to meet various strict standards, that is also conducive to the Middle East market.
Other prominent features of the BX7 includes a powerful turbo engine with low fuel consumption. The 2.0T TGDI (Turbo Gasoline Direct Injection) has been developed jointly by BORGWARD and top global partners including Bosch, FEV and IHI with an advanced direct injection system and sophisticated cylinder processing technology. The BX7 has multi-layered safety features, is made by 1500Mpa ultra-high strength steel that meets the Euro NCAP 5-Star Standards, and includes remote monitoring and complete protection.
During the certification process, the BORGWARD BX7 also successfully passed the Euro 6 Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test, a mandatory requirement in the E.U. The Euro 6 emission standard, the toughest standard yet, tightens emissions limits and has been implemented in the E.U. to eliminate most exhaust pollutants.
Middle East drivers will also benefit from several additional safety features later this year in the BX7 including 6 SRS airbags, stability control, electric differential lock, tire pressure monitoring system, fatigue detection and blind spot detection; all of which have been developed using the stringent standards originating from this German brand.