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Sony crashes CES-2020 party with its first car ever

08-01-2020 11:25
Many of us raised eyebrows and held them up there for a while as the internationally renowned tech company unveiled its first attempt at a passenger car.

Many of us raised eyebrows and held them up there for a while as the internationally renowned tech company unveiled its first attempt at a passenger car.

The Vision-S Concept is a purely electric saloon (EV) that has been co-designed by a plethora of companies – but not a single famous automobile brand among them. This includes Bosch, Continental, NVidia, Qualcomm and ZF,  among others. The only more or less car-related entry on the list is Magna Steyr, which sources select components for certain Mercedes, BMW and Jaguar models.

The detailed specs aren’t there yet, but Sony claims its BEV comes driven by dual electric engines rated at 270 hp (200 kW) each, sprints 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, and maxes out at 240 km/h (149 mph).

The on-board tech includes 33 sensors, multiple displays surrounding the cockpit, and a high-end audio speaker set with satellites built even into the seats.

Last but hardly least, the Sony Vision-S Concept looks surprisingly sleek and production-ready for a first attempt. The company makes no promises to launch it into production just yet, though.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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