The H600 eco-sustainable luxury sedan developed by Pininfarina in cooperation with Hybrid Kinetic Group is now making its world debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show.
As Italian creators describe it, H600 has harmonious proportions, flowing surfaces, taut lines, and a clear-cut stripe that runs along the entire length of the sides and exalts the dynamic stance of the vehicle. It’s designed to target business people who seek precious materials, exclusive treatments, refined details, and who take satisfaction in perfection and elegance.
The car displays a stylish and muscular look and is dominated by the sloped roofline. H600 features a recognizable front fascia with a large radiator grille, bordered by smooth LED headlights. It can be said that the front end has been inspired by the existing Maserati products. Meanwhile, the back end comes with full-LED taillights and a double chrome strip, incorporated into the boot lid.
The car’s interior was designed as a lounge, serving as an open space that guarantees maximum comfort for the rear seat passengers. To achieve a natural and pleasing atmosphere and a feeling of psychological well-being, the surfaces inside are mostly covered with veneered wood and natural leather, while white luminous bands complete the vibe by giving it a more ambient light.
The design gets the most out of the simplicity of the control. The Human Machine Interface elements inside the car function in different levels, with a big screen that cuts across the fascia and displays a suspended cabinet. Hence, the various zones can be very well classified: controls and gauges on the driver’s side, a relaxing zone for the passengers with the infotainment system and a large touch pad in the center that makes it more convenient to control all of the vehicle functions. Two more screens on the back of the front seats ensure entertainment for the rear seat passengers.
H600 also comes with a highly sophisticated all-electric powertrain developed by the Hybrid Kinetic Group. The powertrain can deliver over 600 kilowatts (804+ horsepower) and has the capability of accelerating the 4,122-pound (1,870-kilogram) sedan from a standstill to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in only 2.9 seconds. What’s even more fascinating is that in a single charge, H600 is capable of traveling for more than 621 miles. If you do the math, that’s 1,000 kilometers just for a single charge!
According to Pininfarina, H600 uses a micro turbine generator range extender, also called as a “super battery.” With this, range limitations are no longer a problem. The range extender can provide electric power both for the motor and the battery whenever and wherever the trip may be. Thus, with this layout, the vehicle can travel farther without the anxiety related to charging.