FRANKFURT -- Borgward, a German brand that has been revived with Chinese investment, unveiled a modern take on its 1950s Isabella sedan that could become a flagship model.
Borgward also said it will start sales of its China-built BX7 SUV in Germany this year, ahead of the start of local production at an assembly plant in Bremen, Germany, in 2019.
Borgward did not say if the Isabella concept, which is powered by a full-electric drivetrain, will go into production.
Borgward design chief Anders Warming said the low-slung, four-door Frankfurt concept aims to give the Isabella coupe's classic lines a modern look.
"The vehicle is as sporty and elegant as a coupe," Warming told journalists at the concept's unveiling on Tuesday at the auto show here. Borgward recruited Warming, a former design chief at Mini, last year.
Warming said the concept shows a new look for the brand's cars with a substantially accentuated diamond-shaped Borgward logo as its key element, dispensing with the Octagon radiator grille that has been a feature of its BX models to date.
The concept is all-wheel drive and is powered by two electric motors with a 300-hp combined output. It has a 500 km (311 miles) driving range. The car accelerates from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 4.5 seconds.