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Hybrid Kinetic reveals Pininfarina-designed H500

HK-Pininfarina H500 saloon concept

Italy’s Pininfarina and Hong Kong EV maker Hybrid Kinetic will bring two new concept vehicles to the Auto China Show in Beijing

Italian design studio Pininfarina and Hybrid Kinetic Group have teased new shots of their latest two EV concepts – the H500 saloon and the K350 SUV.

Both will be premiered at the Auto China Show, which opens on April 25, alongside the the HK GT already unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last month.

The five-door H500 will use a powertrain based on HK drive technology, including the battery, electric motors, central control unit and range extender, the company said.

Meanwhile the 4-seater K350 bears a closer resemblance to its larger cousins, the 5-seater K550 SUV and the K750 7-seater SUV which debuted at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show.

Full details for both models have yet to be released but the company has claimed its range-extended vehicles could have a range of up to 620 miles on a single charge (although only 100 or so are possible on the HK GT’s battery alone), and a battery that can withstand up to 50,000 recharge cycles.

The hype is high, but given the involvement of the prestigious Italian designers, so is the desirability. Its first actual production model is tipped to be a sedan arriving in 2020, but with its potential range apparently growing thick and fast, more could follow.

Hopefully we’ll know more by the end of the month, once both models have been officially unveiled.

Pininfarina-HK K350 SUV
Pininfarina-HK K350 SUV



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