Tesla has already put the auto industry (and specifically the EV industry) on notice that if they want to compete, the status quo of releasing artist renderings or non-functional concept cars won’t cut it anymore. True to its gaming pedigree, the gaming behemoth has “borrowed” a ton of ideas and features from Tesla vehicles. Starting with the huge central touchscreen dashboard that was virtually non-existent before Tesla implemented it, to the design and performance specs.on display in the Vision-S.
Sony Vision S Specs.
- 4 seats with Individual Seat Speaker
- 5,180 lbs (2,350 kg)
- 200 kW x 2 (Front / Rear)
- 4.8 s 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h)
- 149 mph (240 km/h)
- Axle system
- Double wishbone front and rear suspension / Air spring system
- All-Wheel Drive
- Ground Clearance
- 120 mm~135 mm
- Tire size
- 245/40R21 (Front) 275/35R21 (Rear)
One of the big focal points is which is unique to the Vision S or at least an expansion on a feature pioneered by Tesla, is the entertainment experience and user interface. As far as the eye can see from left to right, there are a set of rectangular displays on the dashboard which I can assume with provide a much more immersive driving experience. This is where Sony’s gaming choke is very apparent in the Vision S Design in very good ways.
Like Tesla and Mose EV’s, all available the screens both in the dashboard and the two in front of the back passenger seats are two touchscreens, allowing not only the drovers but passengers as well, access to all of the media and entertainment systems of the Vision S. Another benefit of having shut a vast entertainment catalogue and gaming content, the Sony Vision S entertainment system included Sony-owned movies and Sony-licensed music, games and your standers OTA media resources like radio.
Besides the touchscreens, you can also interact the the Sony Vision S systems using a trackpad which is a carryover feature from legacy automakers. This is where all other automakers (or wannabe automakers like Sony) are still holding to the past by needlessly tacking in features that are not necessary to the core function of the car but rather was a ploy to give consumers some sort of familiarity when getting into an EV. When you look at to from that perspective, one can justify why Sony implemented this two-way interaction system as opposed to the single large screen pioneered by Tesla and copied by new entrants to the EV space like startup Byton.
Unlike Tesla, Sony is not as bothered by backseat drivers and practically everyone else because they each have their very own touchscreens affixed to the backside of the Vision S front seats. I on the other hand have something else affixed to the back side of my Tesla Model X front seats.
How Far Will The Sony Vision S Get You?
Sony didn’t go into too many details about the sedan’s technical specification as you can see above. There was no mention of the Vision S range which is arguably the most important metric consumers Care about when deciding whether to buy an EV or stick with a conventional ICE vehicle. However Sony did mention that the Vision-S will theoretically come with a pair of 268-horsepower (200-kilowatt) electric motors, boosting it to a 4.8 s run to go from 0-62 mph.
That’s a decent showing but is nothing compared to the Tesla Model S which comfortably does 0-60 mph is 2.8 s. Why Sony bothered with the extra 2 mph instead of the industry standard 0-60 mph is still a mystery just like the Vision S price. Here’s how it compares to the Model S which I think it’s closely modeled after interns of recognition and target buyer.
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