Honda is not the first automaker to embrace EVs, but it’s not the worst. Honda is however a step ahead. The Honda Prologue Electric Vehicle will be the first electric SUV from Japan’s automaker Honda. This is the result of a partnership with General Motors. Learn when the Prologue will become available and what specifications it has.
2024 Honda Prologue Review
The 2024 Honda Prologue EV SUV is expected to be released in the early part of 2024. The official unveiling and debut of the Prologue EV SUV is expected to take place by the end of 2023. The Honda Prologue 2024 will be available for purchase at Honda dealerships in the United States as well as in selected international markets. The Honda Prologue, a partnership with GM, will be initially constructed in one of GM’s Michigan factories. For the pre-order/reservation information on the Prologue, stay tuned.
Honda has not yet released pricing information about the 2024 Prologue electric SUV. Car and Driver predict that the Prologue electric SUV will be available for purchase starting at $45,000 in 2024. The site also gave an estimate of the price of future Prologue trims, following Honda’s classic LX and EX trims.
- LX: $45,000
- EX: $48,000
- EX-L: $51,000
- Touring: $55,000
Specs & Performance
Honda didn’t reveal details about the electric powertrain in the 2024 Prologue. The vehicle will likely use the Ultium platform. This platform is also used in electric vehicles by GM like the Cadillac LYRIQ crossover SUV and the Chevy Silverado pickup truck. Honda is not as quick to produce electric vehicles as its closest rival Toyota. Honda will rely on GM’s experience as long as it is unable to create EVs completely by itself.
The Cadillac LYRIQ is the closest GM electric vehicle to the Honda Prologue. The electric motor is located in the rear. There’s also an all-wheel drive option that has an electric motor that can be used both on the front and rear. The single-motor rear-wheel drive LYRIQ can produce 340 horsepower, while the dual-motor all-wheel drive version generates 500 horsepower. The battery pack of the LYRIQ has a 100.0-kWh capacity and a range of 312 miles.
The specs of the Prologue are not yet known. The specs of the Prologue will likely be similar to the LYRIQ, given that it will be the same size as the LYRIQ and run on the Ultium platform. The Prologue will likely have DC rapid charging capabilities, just like the LYRIQ Prologue.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
Although there are clues to Chevrolet’s roots in the interior of the Prologue, Honda has done a great job in making the cabin look like its own. The dashboard’s minimalist design is a far cry from the Blazer EV’s rounded vents and brightly colored surfaces. It also lacks the tilted infotainment screen. The Honda’s layout is a mirror of the Civic compact sedan and Passport SUV. It has a clean, minimalist design in muted colors. Honda claims that the Prologue’s wheelbase measures 8.0 inches longer than the CR-V’s and that the EV model measures 5.0 inches wider. Therefore, we expect a larger cabin with more cargo space.
Infotainment & Connectivity
An 11.3-inch touchscreen infotainment screen stands proudly in the middle of the Prologue’s dashboard. It is not clear if the system will use Honda’s most recent software interface or if it will be using a modified version of GM’s Google-based system. We expect to see features like wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, in-dash navigation, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. It is likely that the 11.0-inch digital gauge displayed in the photos will also be standard. Photos show a Bose stereo system featuring tweeter speakers inside the Prologue’s Apillars. However, we expect a base stereo that is not branded to have fewer speakers.
2024 Honda Prologue EV SUV Released
The Prologue will be available for purchase in 2024. However, there is no information yet about its price. The Prologue will be priced in the same range as the Blazer EV, which costs just $40,000, and the Pilot 2022, which starts at $45,000. Honda claims that the new CRV hybrid will serve as a starting point for customers looking to make the transition to owning an EV. It will offer shorter leases of just two years in the markets that will receive the Prologue. The first EVs based upon Honda’s architecture will be built in North America in 2026. A new range of affordable EVs, also developed by GM, will be available in America in 2027.