Tesla who? The new Sony-Honda EV could come with a built-in PS5

As well as a PS5, Sony-Honda plans to include music and movies in its new autonomous electric car to gain an edge over Tesla.

by | Published on 24th Nov 2022

Word on the street is that the new Sony-Honda EV could have a PS5 console built in.

Just imagine being able to play Gran Turismo 7 from the comfort of your car.

Now that’s something Tesla could only read about.

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These aren’t just rumors either.

Izumi Kawanishi, the president of Sony Honda Mobility, is quoted as saying, “Sony has content, services and entertainment technologies that move people”.

“We are adapting these assets to mobility, and this is our strength against Tesla,” he told the Financial Times.


Definitely sounds like fighting talk.

If that wasn’t cool enough, Sony’s music and movies could also feature in its future EV.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have heard about Sony Honda Mobility.

In case you haven’t, it’s a joint electric vehicle venture between electronics brand Sony and car manufacturer Honda.

Sony-Honda aren’t just working towards producing an entertainment-focused electric car, though.

The joint venture is concentrating on perfecting a fully self-driving car, too.

“To enjoy the space in your car, you have to make it a space where you don’t need to drive,” said Kawanishi.

“The solution for this is autonomous driving.”

Sony-Honda EV release

Unfortunately, playing Gran Turismo 7 on your daily commute is still years away.

Sony-Honda plans to make the first North American deliveries of the yet-to-be-named vehicle in early 2026.

Although we don’t know its name or what it will even look like, Sony’s been teasing it since 2020 when it revealed its Vision S 01 concept and the SUV 02 version at CES 2022.

Sony Honda Mobility now claims its first car will be unveiled in Las Vegas on 4th January 2023 ahead of the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) on the 5th January.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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