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The Hybrid Kinetic Group is planning to launch its H600 sedan in the US by the end of the decade, according to a new report.

In a new article published by industry journal Automotive News, board member Carter Yeung says the concept car unveiled at the Geneva motor show earlier this month is a strong indication of what the production version will look like.

“A lot of Chinese companies overpromise and underdeliver. We’re going to be the opposite,” he told the publication.

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Designed by Italian design house Pininfarina, the H600 concept combines a micro-turbine range extender engine with electric motors. Power is rated at over 500kW, with 0-100km/h claimed to take less than three seconds on its way to a top speed of 250km/h.

With the range extender, projected driving range is rated at over 1000km – which is well above the 632km range claimed by the pure-electric Tesla Model S 100D.

Yeung added that the production H600 will launch in the US and China in 2019-2020 to challenge the Model S and other high-end large sedans – such as those offered by BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

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The company also plans to reveal an additional two models at the Shanghai motor show next month.

Yeung said Hybrid Kinetic Group aims to produce “well over” 200,000 vehicles a year within five to 10 years, with manufacturing to occur in China following a trial run at Pininfarina’s factory in Italy.

This is actually Hybrid Kinetic Group’s second attempt at automotive production, after an aborted plan to operate out of a facility in Alabama, USA, first announced in 2009.

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Stay tuned to CarAdvice for more coverage in the coming months.

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