Pininfarina And HKG Reveal New H600 And K350 Concepts In China

Pininfarina promised two new debuts for the Beijing Motor Show this year, and true to their word, they didn’t let us down.

Following earlier teasers, the Italian design house showcased two more concepts for the Hybrid Kinetic Group. One takes the form of a sedan, the other, a crossover. And they both look pretty damn slick. Rendered in a deep shade of gold, the H500 sedan is envisioned as a smaller counterpart to the earlier H600 unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.

Its cabin features four individual seats and a proliferation of touchscreens for all, plus a bright white upholstery.

The K350 crossover on the other hand is designed to slot in below the five-seat K550 and seven-seat K750 showcased in Shanghai last year. With white bodywork and a contrasting black roof, it features a black interior with orange highlights and free-floating seats.

Both concepts are motivated (in theory at least) by range-extended electric powertrains. Or in other words, plug-in hybrid systems. They produce in excess of 300 kW (402 hp), propelling the H500 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.5 seconds and the K350 in 4.7. They also promise top speeds of 155 mph (250 km/h) and a range of over 1,000 kilometers (620 miles).

The two concepts were designed by the Italian company’s studio in Shanghai, which gives Pininfarina a unique foothold in the burgeoning Chinese auto industry. In addition to Hong Kong-based HKG, the design house has also lent its talents to AviChina (Hafei), Chery, Changfeng, Brilliance, BAIC, and JAC, among others.

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  • Tinky-Winky

    This is what Maserati should have looked like.

    • PK

      probably the next gen.

  • Autoexperte
  • Autoexperte

    many automakers should order cars at Pininfarina and the design of the other Chinese cars is shit

  • Richard Taylor

    Nicely balanced but really indistinctive from a design standpoint. The nose is from Mercedes, the tails are from Porsche or VW, everything in between is from BMW, and the badge is pretty much VVW too. I’d like to see more originality from a styling house.

    • Puddingpopper

      agreed, trendy, but not trend setting

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Wow.

    Maserati must hate this.

  • Jimjamjimmy

    Looks like a Lagonda Taraf that’s had a allergic reaction to bee sting.
    Man…. Yet again the Chinese ape off other peoples work

  • Enter Ranting

    “Air scoops” in the bumpers like every new car on the market, touch screens instead of physical switches, nothing new here, just a variation on existing themes. I expect better from this design company.

  • Galaxium

    basketball logo immediately turns me off this design

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