Skip to main content

Pininfarina...eeh Hybrid Kinetic Group presents the K550 and K750

At the Shanghai Motor Show a range of Eco-Sustainable Electric Drive Concept Cars developed by Pininfarina
With Hybrid Kinetic Group unveiled three electric drive models:


the luxury sedan H600, the five seater SUV K550 and the seven seater SUV K750

Turin, April 19, 2017 - Pininfarina presents at the Shanghai Auto Show an entire range of environmentally friendly vehicles developed for the customer Hybrid Kinetic Group, demonstrating once again its ability to combine styling research to environmental sustainability. World premiere for the five seater SUV K550 and the seven seater SUV K750 and Asian debut for the luxury sedan H600.

On the heels of the world debut of the H600 at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the unveiling of two electric drive SUV concept cars highlights Hybrid Kinetic Group’s passion and endeavor towards environmental protection and clean energy vehicle development. The three HK cars are all equipped with micro-turbine generator range extenders and super batteries. All three vehicles are equipped with highly efficient, energy conserving and environmentally friendly electric drivetrain systems that will help build emission-free cities.

The whole range of cars is designed following the concept of elegance, purity and innovation. The same smooth exterior lines and fine interior details show the same family DNA; the powerful functions, enhanced ergonomics, advanced materials and latest technology embody Hybrid Kinetic Group’s philosophy of car making; the clean and simple design language present a timeless masterpiece. The seamless integration of design and engineering give these cars both luxury comfort and top-notch performance.

"We are very proud to present in Shanghai a new family of cars born from the collaboration between Pininfarina and Hybrid Kinetic Group - explains the CEO Silvio Pietro Angori. - These three cars express the Pininfarina know-how and skills which are perfect for the Chinese market: style research and development aimed at defining a timeless beauty in the best tradition of Italian style. Moreover, we give shape to HK technology combining design to environmental sustainability”.

“Hybrid Kinetic Group recognizes the needs for energy security, environmental protection, and the massive development potential of clean energy cars. We are dedicated to the development of luxury clean energy vehicles with full intellectual property rights. Our endeavor pushed the development of Chinese automobile industry, benefits the people, ushers in a sustainable future, and helps create a more harmonious society - said Xu Jianguo, President and CEO of Hybrid Kinetic Group, a Hong Kong listed company dedicated to becoming the world’s leading clean energy automobile company.

The micro-turbine generator range extenders employ the latest aerospace technology, a masterpiece of precision industrial design that helps reducing environment impact. Hybrid Kinetic Group’s self-developed high-energy and high-density super battery enables a unique energy recovery ability. Compared with conventional new energy vehicles, HK new energy vehicles boast energy recovery rate over 30%, and range over 1,000 kilometers. Micro-turbine generator range extenders can provide clean electricity to the vehicles and charge the batteries at anytime and anywhere, freeing the vehicles from charging facilities. This will fundamentally change the status quo of reliance of new energy vehicles on charging infrastructure and need for grid support, thus removing the development bottleneck of new energy vehicle industry.


Micro-turbine generator ranges boast longevity. The expected lifespan is 50,000 hours and maintenance is only required every 10,000 hours; the super batteries have a life span of 50,000 DOD charging cycles. The long lifespan of range extenders, batteries and motors allows them to be recycled and reused. This not just lowers cost but also reduces waste and environment impact, which helps create a more harmonious society which is the perfect embodiment of Hybrid Kinetic Group’s environment principles.

The Shanghai Auto Show comes a few weeks after the announcement of the signing of a trade agreement between Pininfarina and Hybrid Kinetic Group Limited. According to the agreement, Pininfarina will support Hybrid Kinetic in the turnkey development of an electric car from the styling concept and development of the vehicle to the engineering development and virtual and physical validation for series production. The collaboration agreement, worth about 65 Million €, will have a total duration of 46 months.

"Hybrid Kinetic - adds Angori - has chosen to cooperate with the Pininfarina Group thanks to the set of skills and technologies in the field of sustainable mobility that we have developed over several years. This agreement confirms the primacy of our Company in the world of automotive design, engineering and production of small series at a time of great change in the automotive world”.

Pininfarina was the first Italian design house to provide styling and engineering services to Chinese carmakers since 1996. Since then, Pininfarina has expanded its range of activities by developing partnerships with manufacturers like AviChina (Hafei), Chery, Changfeng, Brilliance, BAIC, JAC and others, for which commercially successful vehicles have been designed, such as the DX7, first fruit of the collaboration between Pininfarina and South East Motor-SEM, then followed in 2016 by the DX3 concept, a compact SUV that anticipates the upcoming production car, also developed by Pininfarina in Italy.

In 2010 Pininfarina Automotive Engineering Shanghai (PAES) was established with the aim of locating a satellite design development in Shanghai, automotive strategic site for the Asian region. Today PAES is an established outpost of commercial development and design creation that, under the guidance of Simone Tassi (General Manager) and supervision from Italy of the Design Director Carlo Bonzanigo, can count on a multicultural team of 20 people that give the Chinese headquarters of Pininfarina a strong international character and global vision in the daily challenge to an increasingly demanding market.

Partner for the interiors of the three concept cars:

K750

The body is distinguished by a radically futuristic design language that works perfectly with the use of dark brown Alcantara®. The material born in the green heart of Umbria is perfect for its lightness and adaptability, even in the sportiest applications. For the VIGNA seats, Alcantara® ensures the driver’s stability thanks to its excellent grip, while its breathability provides maximum comfort even in racing situations.

K550

The Ice tone Alcantara® was chosen to cover the headliner for its exceptional ability to adapt to the most diverse surfaces and for its comfort even in racing situations.

H600

The charcoal-grey Alcantara® with tonal stitching on the headliner to emphasise its fine-tailoring style.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

2015 Zolland Design Volkswagen Beetle 4x4

Yeah yeah it's Geneva and all, but is this thing cool or what 

Polestar No.1 Time to put the pieces together

17:10 CET / 15:10 GMT / 11:10 EDT
Gallery
Polestar unveils its first car – the Polestar 1 – and reveals its vision to be the new electric performance brand Polestar, Volvo Car Group’s performance brand, has today revealed its future as a new standalone electric performance brand. Polestar has confirmed the company’s first three models, a new purpose-built production facility in China and a new, customer-focussed route to market with all-inclusive subscription-based services that will set a new industry benchmark for performance car buyers.
The company’s first car, Polestar 1, will start production in mid-2019. As an Electric Performance Hybrid, the car can travel up to 150km on pure electric power alone - the longest full electric range of any hybrid car on the market. In combination with its four-cylinder Volvo Drive-E engine, the Polestar 1 delivers 600hp and 1,000Nm of torque, placing the car firmly within the performance car segment.
Polestar will act as a technology spearhead for …

So Long, Holden

Holden honours 69 years of local manufacturing, culminating in more than 7.6 million vehicles built for Australia and the world  
Company pays tribute to the generations of people within Holden and the supply chain who helped build a legendHolden to honour that legacy by building a bright future in Australia; company retains 1000 direct staff plus 6000 people across 200-strong national dealer networkLion brand to retain world-class Design and Engineering teams working on local and global programs; retention of Lang Lang Vehicle Proving Ground ensures Holdens will always drive and feel like Holdens shouldNew vehicle onslaught continues with ongoing commitment to launch 24 new products by 2020, completely transforming Holden showrooms  Holden’s world-class transition program has resulted in 85% of Holden workers to date successfully transitioning, setting a new benchmark in the industry  GM Holden today celebrated nearly 70 years of proud manufacturing heritage with the final Holden Commo…

Ford Mustang: GT V8 (2015) vs GT 390 Bullitt (1968)

Polestar global launch event 17.10.17

Say foreplay? For a new coupé?

Volvo Concept Coupé | From Saint To Polestar

Toyota to Premiere Tj CRUISER at Tokyo Motor Show 2017

The birth of a new van and SUV fusion genre aimed at drivers with active lifestyles Toyota City, October 6, 2017―Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) intends to showcase its new crossover genre concept vehicle, the Tj CRUISER, for the first time at the 45th Tokyo Motor Show 2017* to be held at Tokyo Big Sight from October 25 through November 5. The Tj CRUISER represents the harmonious balance between the roominess of a cargo van and the powerful design of an SUV. The Tj CRUISER was designed for drivers with lifestyles where work and play dovetail seamlessly. The "T" in Tj CRUISER stands for "Toolbox" in reference to how the car can be used like a toolbox, while the "j" stands for "joy" in reference to the joy of visiting various places by car. The name "CRUISER," which is traditionally used for Toyota's SUV lineup, is assigned to the Tj CRUISER to express the power of the vehicle. Inside, the passenger seat can be reclined completely…

The Ford GT drives the iconic Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway (and tackles...

WATCH FORD GT CRUISE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD – WITH A DETOUR TO SET NEW TIME AT WORLD’S MOST NORTHERLY CIRCUIT
Ford GT is star of latest in Ford’s video series Europe’s Greatest Driving RoadsSupercar island hops spectacular Norwegian coastline on amazing Atlantic Ocean RoadShowcases performance credentials with a lap record at little-known Arctic Circle RacewayCOLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 28, 2017 – Could this be the perfect road trip – a stately promenade of the ultimate coast road, followed by a record-breaking blast around a very special circuit, unfamiliar to all but the biggest racing fans? The Atlantic Ocean Road, which showcases the jaw-dropping beauty of Norway’s shores, is certainly one of Europe’s Greatest Driving Roads, a video series from Ford that now turns the spotlight on the Ford GT supercar. "The Atlantic Ocean Road has to be driven to be believed. Only the most hardened cynic could fail to be unmoved by a journey across scenery of such unimaginable beauty,” said internat…

Pikes Peak 2018 by VW

【LIVE】SUPER GT 2017 Rd.7 BRIRAM・決勝