Honda has (finally) released design details for the Prologue electric SUV, which was co-developed with General Motors. Over the years, Honda has focused its production efforts more on hydrogen fuel cell cars and hybrid vehicles, which makes the Prologue SUV the first all-electric vehicle from the automaker since the Clarity Electric in 2019.
With an exterior described as “Neo-rugged” and interior styling and ample interior space that’s “ready for adventure inside and outside the city limits,” the all-new Honda Prologue battery-electric SUV is expected to come to market in North America in 2024.
According to the automaker, Neo-rugged refers the way the Prologue brings harmony of nature’s elements to the exterior and interior of vehicle. “Our goal was to create a clean harmony based on a rugged SUV image by coordinating the colors and materials to express Neo-rugged design styling that’s familiar to our customers and uniquely Honda,” said Masaki Sumimoto, design lead for Color, Materials and Finish.
Design details include a sleek, panoramic roof and large 21-inch wheels, and the front fascia is reportedly influenced by the distinctive exterior of the ground-breaking Honda e EV model. The SUV boasts a comfortably, roomy interior with ample space for passengers and cargo, and the cabin of the vehicle is described as being “tech-rich” with a fully digital 11-inch driver display panel and an 11.3-inch audio/connectivity display.
“We are not going to wait until 2024 to attract EV buyers, because we see a natural progression for a CR-V customer to Prologue with its slightly larger size, larger interior and capable handling,” said Gary Robinson, vice president, automobile planning and strategy at American Honda. “We will support that transition now by putting smart strategies in place with the CR-V hybrid, that will enable our customers to transition to an EV.”
Notably, the Prologue will be bigger than Honda’s CR-V, and the “H-mark” badge typically on the rear of the vehicle has been replaced with the full Honda brand name in a stylized typeface. Following in the footsteps Honda’s previous electric models, the Prologue will adopt the brand’s e: series name badging.
Honda has not yet released the Prologue’s specs; however, it is probably safe to assume that it will be similar to the Chevy Blazer EV, since both vehicles are utilizing GM’s Ultium EV platform.