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.
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 center of the reduced cockpit is a 10 ″ display that is supposed to control all relevant functions. The panel manages the infotainment, the mobility services, as well as important vehicle and consumption data as well as apps. Apple Car Play, Android Auto 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 generation through the solar panels.
The freedom of reduction
At first glance, everything seems to be intuitive to use, which is also the main idea behind the reduction. Avoiding the unnecessary should make it easier to share the Sion with as many other users as possible. No training phase, no studying of manuals. Driving, sharing, mobility with sustainability. The fittings and interior design, which the manufacturer describes as robust, go well with this. The green moss in the interior shows that the Sion wants to be something very special despite all its reduction and stands for the freedom of new thinking. The system called breSono is a natural air filter that is supposed to improve the room climate and reduce fine dust pollution. For people who have not been familiar with the Munich 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.