HKG To Showcase Two More Pininfarina-Designed Concepts In Beijing

Pininfarina has been keeping pretty busy with work from the Hybrid Kinetic Group. The two have collaborated on a series of concept cars over the past year or so. And they’ll reveal two more at the Beijing Auto Show next month.

Previewed here is the first of the two. Called the H500, the concept takes the form of a range-extended electric sedan. The plug-in hybrid employ HKG’s powertrain, draped in a form penned by the famous Italian design studio.

More than that we don’t know at this point. But it’s set to be joined by another concept to appear alongside it at the Peking exposition that’s otherwise known as Auto China. We’ll have to hold on to see what form that second concept will take. But our money, for the record, is on a crossover.

Lots of concepts, for now

The Hong Kong-based automotive startup first teamed up with the Italian studio on the H600 sedan unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show last year. They followed up with the five-seat K550 and seven-seat K750 crossovers at the 2017 Shanghai Motor Show. And they revealed the HK GT concept just a few weeks ago in Geneva again.

For those keeping score, these two new show cars will make it six concepts in all. And they may not be the last. But at this point, we’re looking forward to seeing them – any of them, really – actually put into production.

Of course, Pininfarina has other projects in the works as well. Now owned by Indian automaker Mahindra, the Cambiano-based carrozzeria is preparing to launch its own line of electric vehicles. We’re anticipating initial details of that project to be announced shortly.

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  • Six_Tymes

    fantastic. watch these great design elements get stolen (OK, copied) by other car manufactures

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