I may well be the only forum member who recalls the German-made Borgward, whose last models rolled-off the assembly lines in 1961.
Borgward made front-engine/RWD sedans, coupes, and convertibles and they were aimed at the middle class. They were definitely more technologically advanced (as well as much larger) than VW beetles, but they were considerably cheaper than Mercedes vehicles. The company also manufactured the cheaper Lloyd and Goliath marques, and it was once the 4th largest car company in Germany.
Well, because anything “German” has considerable cachet with Chinese consumers, and because there is a LOT of money floating around in China nowadays, a Chinese company has financed the re-launch of the Borgward brand. Their first new model will be an SUV that is very reminiscent of the Audi Q5, but I seriously doubt if we will get any of these new Borgwards in The US.