Pininfarina’s H600 Hybrid Microturbine Concept Sedan Reportedly Headed For Production

Remember that elegant sedan concept that Pininfarina unveiled a couple of weeks ago in Geneva? Well it turns out it’s heading for production.

The sedan in question is the H600, styled by the famed Italian design house for the Hong Kong-based Hybrid Kinetic Group. The company was founded by Yung Benjamin Yeung – the same man behind Chinese automaker Brilliance – who is now taking aim square at Tesla and its Model S.

Underneath its stunning design, the H600 boasts a hybrid powertrain that – like Jaguar’s aborted C-X75 concept – incorporates a microturbine engine, in this case acting as a range-extender. The powertrain is said to produce upwards of 800 horsepower, which struck us as rather ambitious at the time of its unveiling, but we’ll be interested to see how it pans out.

Previous plans (under the name HK Motors) for a plant in Alabama fell through, but HK has regrouped, and aims to launch the H600 in the United States and China by the end of this decade.

“A lot of Chinese companies overpromise and underdeliver. We’re going to be the opposite,” spokesman Carter Yeung told Automotive News. “We’re always going to make mistakes. It’s how you recover from those that defines how this company will be run in the future.”

Following initial trial production at Pininfarina’s facilty in Italy, production is now slated to take place in China. HK reportedly plans to build over 200,000 of them within 5-10 years, and has other plans in store as well. Look for two more models to be revealed at the Shanghai Auto Show next month.

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  • Six_Tymes

    lovely sharp style.

  • kachuks

    A Lagonda for those countries that didn’t get one.

    • Six_Tymes

      your funny, to you everything that is long with 4 doors looks like a lagonda.

      • Random stranger

        *You’re

      • Mr E Fella

        the front does look a lot like a Lagonda though, and the rear looks like a lincoln, the glasshouse is a lexus rip-off, and the interior is a blend of volvo and porsche.
        Theres nothing new or spectacular about the look of this car, and the chinese company probably only used Pininfarina because they knew chinese designed cars typically look rubbish or blatantly copied, and yet they still ended up with a copy mish mash.

        • Bash

          and the wheels, im thinking Audi!

          • Mr E Fella

            and the Logo looks like a basketball

  • Cool love to see on the road !!!

  • Mark S

    Beautiful! Modern, but classic Italian. Those seats I want in my living room.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Boring.

  • Guest

    Front grill look like maserati, or pininfarina design it for maserati? They both Italian as I know..

  • Carmelo Van Cabboi

    A bit of Volvo, a taste of Maserati and a little of Lagonda and here you got a brand new boring car

  • Cornel Cotoara

    Beautiful, clean design. The proof that a great car designer doesn’t need a thousand pointless lines and creases to make a car stand out. It has presence but it’s not imposing or frightful (see Lexus 🙂 ) It’s sad that the great car design companies are struggling to survive while so many car makers (especially the Japanese ones except Mazda) are flooding the world with all sorts of uninspired, awkward, goofy or straight down ugly cars.

  • Karl

    Looks a a concept car Cadillac preview last year

  • gary4205

    More vaporware.

  • Ryan Prisk

    The Pininfarina Buick Maserati Lagonda.

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