Earlier in January of 2020, Sony unveiled its new Vision S concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020. After it made its initial debut the concept car faded into obscurity as the general consensus was that it would remain as a concept vehicle that wouldn’t begin the process of production. This, however, might not be the case as the Prototype vehicle recently arrived in Tokyo to undergo further development for its touch sensing and advanced audio system. This could mean that Sony may have plans to make a production version of the vehicle in the near future. Moreover, the Japanese brand also has plans to make its Vision S prototype undergo road testing by the latter half of 2020 or by the first quarter of 2021 in March.
Aside from a few photos of the exterior and interior from CES, many of the prototype’s details remain hidden. What we do know about the prototype vehicle is that it will be a four door, four-seater, electric vehicle that comes with dual electric motors and all-wheel drive. It will supposedly have 544 hp, giving it the capability of accelerating the vehicle from 0-100 km/h in around 4.8 seconds. It will also have a maximum speed of 240km/h. While these specifications look good on paper, there are still many unknowns as to how the Vision S will be able to achieve these things. Sony has yet to release information with regards to the vehicle’s torque figures and what kind of battery pack and capacity it will have.
While Sony isn’t an automotive company, its move to further test out its Vision S prototype could be a sign that it wants a slice of the budding electric vehicle market. With testing still underway this could mean that a production version of the concept vehicle could soon be a reality in a matter of years.