2024 Honda Prologue EV SUV First Look Review: Neo-GM? Try "Neo-Rugged"
The new electric Honda code developed with General Motors steps into the mid size, electric SUV, Fray, its truly the wild west of vehicle electrification across the market. Right now is practically every automaker not named Tesla is rushing in and trying to grab a slice of the action. There has been some chaos in the Deluge. Take the upcoming 2024 Honda prologue electric SUV, for example, which the Japanese automaker is co, developing with U.S competitor General Motors for use of its Altium platform and batteries, a Honda, GM mashup really the recently introduced all new Chevy Blazer, electric SUV, as well as a planned Acura model coming in the next couple of years, well all have a lot in common, but its the prologues moment now, as Honda reveals a new design language for the tip of its all electric North American lineup, the midsize passport SUV remains combustion, powered for the near Future and it isnt going anywhere, we say so because the Honda prologue is also a mid sized SUV, albeit an electric one, to offer customers Choice compared to that other midsize, Honda, SUV, the prologues wheelbase stretches 10.8 inches longer to a super, long 121.8 inches and overall, Its footprint is 2.9 inches longer and 0.3 inch narrower, while the roof sits a big time 6.9 to 7.5 inches, lower frontenol will drive passports or different Heights. Honda is promising a spacious interior which the expanded wheelbase should afford. Power and related specs are mum for the moment with updates promised soon, but the images do confirm it will be available with all wheel drive.
The prologue was co developed with General Motors in a bit by Honda to cut down development time and get more EVS on the market sooner beyond that Honda has announced a plan for 30 new EVS to be introduced by 2030, targeting Global sales volume of 2 million Units and it will fully switch over to zero emission sales only by 2040., the automaker your plans to begin sales of new vehicles built on its in house e architecture F platform in 2026, with a lineup of more affordable EVS code developed with GM plan for 2027.. Honda also announced a new lithium ion battery production facility in North America, a smart play considering the federal governments, recent infrastructure Relief act that incentivizes domestic U.S sourcing and production of EVs and their resource requirements. Honda specifies that a young team of talented, Los Angeles designers were assigned the prologue F project, who apparently have coined a new term to describe their design approach for the vehicle Neo rugged for Honda. That translates to a very smooth undecorated body, with fairly squared off proportions and simple details. Designers were inspired by the global Honda e compact EV, designed for the broad approach now stretched and reinterpreted over a mid size, SUV package. Honda says its capable of adventures inside and outside the city limits and its fairly low ride. Height means, it probably wont be much of an offered or Beyond fire Trails, gravel or snow and sand. We imagine inside the prologue has some Bakery GM style switch gear check.
The gloss black climate control buttons and the lock switches around the door handles, but overall there isnt much that smacks of anyone other than Honda. Having designed this cabin, for example, unlike the 2024 Chevy Blazer F, the prologue separates its gauge cluster screen in Center touchscreen, with both jutting out of the dashboard like tombstones. Much like Hondas current practice, at least for Central displays in its newest models, including the Civic, HRV and CRV, even in the photo above. It appears as though the Honda uses bespoke on screen graphics and animations not recycled GM stuff, though someone at Honda has intriguingly blurred out the left side gauge pod behind the steering wheel likely to keep some battery range or other revealing trip information under wraps until its Ready for Prime Time, natural beauty was a big inspiration for the team which Incorporated a large panoramic glass roof into the design for natural light, and the prologue introduces a new North Shore, Pearl pink color, inspired by the natural beauty and colors near Lake Tahoe in California. The interior charcoal and light gray interior colorway was inspired by fresh, fallen snow on the mountains. The prologue will spell out Honda in the center of the light bar in a new typeface for its rear batching. Instead of adorning a simple h, its joined by Hondas new e branded badge above the AWD label on the tailgate, Honda also has announced that it plans to encourage the sale of its electrified CRV in future.
According Civic hybrids, company research has shown the hybrid electric customers are among the first to move into full electric products, and they can get more people in its hybrids. Today, then, it seems more likely. Buyers will eventually adopt a fully electric vehicle from Honda in the future. Like at the end of their lease term, the prologue is planned to go on sale within two years in 2024, so any short new leases signed today will begin to expire. With that in mind, Honda has announced a new special short term two year, leasing offer on the hybrid CRV model in Zev States when it goes on sale. This fall, although Honda doesnt detail, which state specifically self states, are generally considered to include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Maine, Maryland Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode, Island, Vermont and Washington, and sometimes Washington DC.