Sion interior design. The freedom of reduction.

Sono Motors today unveils the interior design of the Sion. So far, the Munich startup is striking above all by concentrating on the essentials. Utility and the reduction of the design are in the foreground. With some tension arises the question of whether this claim is realized in the interior.

The freedom of reduction. An 10 "display controls all central functions
The freedom of reduction. An 10 "display controls all central functions. Image: Sono Motors

Projects starting with a white sheet of paper open up unimaginable possibilities. For example breaking with the mainstream and focusing on the important things in life. Sono Motors consciously deviates from the premium trend with the interior design of the Sion and uses the freedom of reduction.

At the heart of the reduced cockpit is an 10 display that controls all relevant functions. The infotainment, the mobility services, as well as important vehicle and consumption data as well as apps are managed with the panel. Apple Car Play, Android Car and a Bluetooth interface enable the integration of your own smartphone. Another 7 "display behind the steering wheel provides information on the range and power generated by the solar panels.

The freedom of reduction

At first glance, everything seems intuitive, which is also the main idea behind the reduction. The renunciation of unnecessary things should make it easier to share the Sion with as many other users. No learning phase, no study of manuals. Driving, sharing, mobility with sustainability. This fits the design of the fittings and interior, which the manufacturer calls robust. The fact that the Sion wants to be something very special despite all the reduction and wants to stand for the freedom of a new way of thinking, shows the green moss in the interior. The breSono system is a natural air filter designed to improve indoor climate and reduce particulate matter pollution. For people who have not been with the Munich so far Mobility Provider have occupied the interior of the first contact for surprise and interest.

The boot volume is specified by Sono Motors with 650 liters. It can be extended by simply folding down the asymmetrically split rear seat on 1250 liter. The Sion is thus below the volume of a VW Touran, which can offer more volume without folding the seats around 180 liters. The usability in real life is not decided by liter performances, but by loadability and maximum utilization of the available area. And there could score the Sion with its value-optimized form certainly.

This will be decided at the first practical test, but it still has to wait a bit. Production at the former Saab works will start in the second half of 2020. The Sion will only become the first electric car in a whole family of products that is all about sustainability. Further variants, for international markets, are being planned.

7 thoughts on "Sion interior design. The freedom of reduction."

  • Implement - practical and objective

    So your final sentence ironically wakes me emotions.
    Sounds like good tools. They trigger enthusiasm with me.

    So in general, without me having said something for or against the Sion ...

  • Describing cheap looks as a departure from the mainstream is too far-fetched for me.
    But nothing else is expected for the intended price. The car is for me without emotions and enthusiasm a practical and objective work tool for leisure and work.

  • Must not be an exclusion criterion, but ...

    … It seems a bit redundant and “unusual”,
    is apparently at odds with a reduction to that
    Essential ...

    Whimsical detail of a car that is otherwise coherent for me.
    Maybe there is also a meaningful explanation? ? ?

    Maybe the climate inside the air conditioner for moss is indeed yes
    ideally, it is always so green (as on the PR pictures but only very
    rarely in nature) and maybe it needs light for that? ? ?

    Anyway, many thanks for the AW, which actually long ago and
    exhausting from Sono for everyone should have been available ...

  • They do and the idea is patented. There is even an exchange recommendation for the moss after a certain period of time. Anyway, the moss seems to be part of Sono's DNA. One finds it in the building in all sorts of places, already unusual.

  • The reduction ...

    ... to the essentials is for me personally a (positive) manslaughter argument.
    One can and may as a big and avowed follower the SAAB-Night-Panels
    yes, hardly ask for anything else, right?

    Therefore the Sion is and remains sympathetic to me - as a tool for certain
    and refreshingly many and even completely new tasks (such as mobile power

    What I do not quite understand - or for the first time I notice - is the moss or its
    Presentation ...

    So far, I always thought that the ecologically sound filter quietly and secretly works
    Performs that every rendering and image with visible moss is a virtual cross section
    been through the Sion ...

    But now I get the impression that this was a misunderstanding. Hence these
    Comprehension question:
    Is Sono Motors seriously planning a clear-glass terrarium in the dashboard?

  • The hazard switch is already clearly visible in a prominent place. If he was a real button, he would be perfect. But at least a well-made, reduced interior. Sympathetic, you almost inevitably keep your fingers crossed!

  • Nice design, but it's just a few more computer generated images. You should already have some prototypes if you want to start production next year - but that does not seem to be the case.

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