Take a look at the Honda Prologue, its first all-electric SUV — one of 2 brand-new EVs developed with GM for the US market
Stephen JonesOct 7, 2022, 16:02 IST
Honda Motor Company has unveiled its first all-electric SUV for the American market. The Honda Prologue is the first electric SUV produced at Honda's Los Angeles design studio and is set to launch in 2024.
The Prologue is one of two EVs Honda has developed under a partnership with the General Motors Company. Under the agreement, announced in 2020, Honda has designed the interior and exterior, while the cars will run on GM's Ultium battery system.
Honda hasn't revealed any information as to the range and the price of the SUV, but said the Prologue is designed to complement its existing range of light SUVs. At 192 inches long, with a body width of just over 78 inches, it's been designed to give the space and storage needed to compete with SUVs currently on the market.
The tech-heavy cabin has two 11-inch screens, one for things like the speedometer and range dial, and another for the car's entertainment system.
Outside the cabin, Honda says the Prologue is available in an exclusive 'North Shore Pearl' color, which is inspired by the colors of Lake Tahoe in California.
In a nod to Honda's own recent history, the front fascia is influenced by the exterior of Honda's e electric model.
Looking to the future, however, Honda is changing how the Prologue is branded, replacing the iconic H-Mark, with a stylized typeface. The Prologue will also adopt the brand's e:series name badging to align with Honda's other EV models.
Honda has ambitions to launch 30 new EVs globally by 2030. The company hopes to sell two million EVs by the same date.
Honda hopes hybrid cars — like its 2023 Honda CR-V — will play a big role in that strategy, as a natural stepping stone for drivers looking transition from gas-powered cars.
Other collaborations between Honda and GM include investment in the autonomous vehicle company Cruise. The two auto giants are also working to develop a range of affordable EVs, priced under $30,000, set to go on sale in 2027.
The pair's second electric SUV is also set to be launched in 2024. Honda has not released images of the Acura ZDX but said that its design will include many of the styling themes of a new Acura precision EV concept, released in Monterey in August.