From a design perspective, this is another home run for Pininfarina

Pininfarina has pulled the covers off of the K350 SUV, giving us our first look at the electric SUV concept in all its glory. The concept is the latest indication that Pininfarina, together with Hong Kong-based electric automaker Hybrid Kinetic Group, is on its way to becoming a legitimate presence in the electric car industry in the future.

Pininfarina K350 Concept is The Electric SUV You Want To See Hit The Road Exterior
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This model isn’t so much a concept as it is a work of art

Pininfarina is keeping itself pretty busy these days. On top of designing EV and hybrid concepts for Hybrid Kinetic Group (HKG), it’s also working on its own electric supercar, which is scheduled to arrive in 2020 as the company’s first-ever production model under the newly created Automobili Pininfarina brand.

It’s incredible to think that even if its hands are full these days, Pininfarina is still capable of designing something like the K350 SUV Concept. This model isn’t so much a concept as it is a work of art. There’s a smoothness to it that you don’t see in a lot of concept models these days. The body is sculpted in a way that makes it look sporty and aggressive, but it doesn’t feature any of the overbearing lines, creases, and panels that other concepts use to make their designs pop out.

Everything about the K350 looks natural. The body lines flow effortlessly across the body. The front section, with the thin-slit headlights, HK’s signature grille, and the vertical slats, create an aggressive look. Even the rear section of the concept looks carefully curated. The taillights run from end to end — who hasn’t done this recently? — and the effortless way by which the roofline flows to the rear hatch is impressive.

Pininfarina K350 Concept is The Electric SUV You Want To See Hit The Road Interior
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The seats, in particular, appear to float, creating more space for storage underneath them

The interior is styled similarly, though there are some over-the-top elements to it. The seats, in particular, appear to float, creating more space for storage underneath them. That design was achieved because Pininfarina found a way to connect the seat cushions to the center armrest, leaving the seatbacks up to their own devices. We’re not sure the extra space created by having two-piece seats is going to be good for the back or safety, but visually, it looks stunning.

The dashboard is another story. On some photos, it looks minimalistic, but a big section of it can actually be flipped open to reveal a massive instrument cluster and infotainment display that runs the whole width of the dash. Another display whose functions are still unknown can also be seen on the center tunnel.

Pininfarina K350 Concept is The Electric SUV You Want To See Hit The Road Exterior
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Needless to say, this is the kind of SUV concept that makes you wonder if it’s going to end up in production sooner than later

Needless to say, this is the kind of SUV concept that makes you wonder if it’s going to end up in production sooner than later. Some of the details may not make it that far, but if HKG green lights the production of the K350, you’d be hard-pressed to find a lot of people who’ll be against that decision.

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