The Prologue will arrive on the market for the 2024 model year
This SUV was co-developed with General Motors
It will be sized similarly to the current Passport
Honda published the first official images that show the exterior and the interior of the Prologue, its first fully electric model to be sold in North America starting with the 2024 model year.
A number of teaser images gave us an idea of this model’s appearance a few months ago but the new images confirm the final appearance of the production version.
The Prologue will feature a fairly conservative exterior style that doesn’t make it obvious it is an EV. This is due mainly to the black panel that connects the headlamps and the lower grille which appears to have actual air intakes at the bottom of the bumper.
From the side, subtle gloss black wheel arch mouldings are part of the “Neo-Rugged” design language Honda is pioneering on this model.
The rear-end treatment marks a departure for Honda since the brand’s traditional logo is replaced by a stylized version of the HONDA script, similar to some recent Lexus models.
Inside, the Prologue adopts a more modern style that is another departure from other Honda vehicles with its two large screens that stand on top of the minimalist dashboard.
Physical buttons for the climate control system have been retained but most of the other functions seem to be accessed through the infotainment system.
It is difficult to tell from the pictures, but Honda says that the Prologue will offer generous amounts of interior space since it will be sized similarly to the current Passport, meaning it will slot above the new CR-V in the brand’s lineup.
Some of the switchgear found in the Prologue reveals its General Motors lineage, especially the column stalks.
Indeed, the Prologue has been co-developed with GM and it uses the American automaker’s Ultium platform, which means that it will be mechanically similar to the Cadillac Lyriq and the upcoming Chevrolet Blazer EV and Equinox EV.
Honda has yet to reveal the mechanical details of this model, but it will most likely be offered in a single-motor front, or rear-wheel drive configuration as well as a dual-motor AWD configuration.
More information will be released in 2023, ahead of the electric SUV’s commercial launch, which could take place in the first few months of 2024.