New Hybrid Kinetic Group H500 saloon makes Beijing appearance



  • Hybrid Kinetic Group H500
  • Hybrid Kinetic Group H500
  • Hybrid Kinetic Group H50
  • Hybrid Kinetic Group H50
  • Hybrid Kinetic Group H500
  • Hybrid Kinetic Group H500
  • Hybrid Kinetic Group H50
  • Hybrid Kinetic Group H50
Sam Sheehan

Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG) has revealed a new H500 saloon that uses micro-turbine range-extender technology at the Beijing motor show.

The model follows the Hong Kong company’s HK GT coupé, H600 saloon and K550 and K750 SUVs, which also use this system and have been designed by Pininfarina. It’s being shown alongside the K350 SUV.

Although further details for the H500 have yet to be revealed, it’s expected to offer similar performance to its siblings. They eke out up to 621 miles of range per charge and use battery packs with 50,000-charge-cycle lifespans.

The H500 has four doors and a rear roofline that extends further back than on regular saloons, giving it the sort of silhouette we’ve come to expect from models prioritising rear head room, like the similarly sized BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

Opting for this bodyshape with the saloon mirrors design trends in China, where demand for cars with generous rear room is higher than in most other countries. This is evident in the number of long-wheelbase versions of cars, such as the Jaguar XEL and XFL, on sale there.

Pininfarina, the Italian design house soon to launch its own car company with an exotic electric hypercar to rival the Bugatti Chiron, has penned all of HKG’s models as part of a partnership worth £55 million.

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