Closer to production is the car from Sony’s collaboration with Honda, with the Afeela concept car taking to the CES show stage, complete with a PlayStation controller.
A little back in time, in 2022, the Sony collaborated with Honda to create a car. The company that emerged from this move was named Sony Honda Mobility and the first prototype model presented is the He died.
Today, at the dawn of 2024 and at the tech show (where else) CES (Consumer Electronics Shows), Izumi Kawanishi, head of Sony Mobility presented Afeela and its stage of development in a unique way, leading the concept to the stage with a remote control PlayStation.
From a simple prototype, with the known excesses that allow a model of the genre to be applied to it, Afeela at this stage seems to be more realistic. Closer to reality, with normal mirrors instead of cameras, more functional design, with changes to the front end and shots to launch in the 2025.
Changes, in relation to the Vision-S prototype that was presented at CES in 2020, have also in interior of. The big ones displays they dominate the board, while the center is young mirror and at the same time two smartphone inductive charging slots were integrated. The steering wheel it’s new, not round, with a camera inside “watching” the driver.
Afeela is on wheels 21 inches front with 245/40 tires and 22 inch rear with 275/35 tires. It takes care of the comfort and driving behavior of the electric model air suspensionwith its architecture consisting of double scissors forward and multiple links back. The length touches his 4,915 mm, with its width being 1,900 mm. and the height of 1,460 mm., while the wheelbase that’s enough 3 meters.
The electric sedan is equipped with two electric motors which send power to all four wheels, with an output of 180 kW (245 horsepower). THE battery is lithium ion 91 kWh with 150 kW fast charging capability.
The first orders for the Sony Honda Mobility Afeela will be available in 2025, with deliveries scheduled for 2026. Until then, you can drive the model available in Gran Turismo 7, which will be its last update. Sony showed us the way in the presentation.