Slowly but surely, every major car company is getting on board with electric cars. While most of them have released at least one electric model by now, some are still preparing their first model. However, did you know that Honda is No One of those companies? The Honda Clarity was launched from the market a few years ago, and finally, it looks like Honda is preparing to launch its first car. New Generation of Electric Cars – 2024 Honda Prologue SUV.
Prolog offers a different take on design than Clarity by choosing a slightly more understated tone. This is in contrast to some companies that have taken the arrival of EVs as an opportunity to completely revamp the design language of their cars.
Here’s everything you need to know about the all-electric 2024 Honda Prologue.
In terms of design, the Honda Prologue won’t be reinventing the wheel. It’s not ugly by any means, but it’s a far cry from the futuristic spaceship some people look for when buying an electric car.
At the front, you will find a fairly typical SUV design, with slimmed-down headlights and a grille running downwards at the front. At the rear, you’ll get a slightly sporty look, with slim taillights and the Honda logo spread between those lights.
Overall, for an “SUV”, the Prologue looks relatively sporty and agile, with somewhat large wheels compared to the size of the body. Ultimately, of course, while the car is being marketed as an SUV, it’s likely to be closer in size to crossovers like the Kia EV6 and Ford Mustang Mach-E.
internal and technical
The Honda Prologue’s interior also doesn’t change the game – but it does offer a nicer selection of physical buttons and controls than many modern options. Honda’s infotainment system is built into the 11.3-inch center display. Thankfully, the car also supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – so you don’t have to use Honda’s own infotainment system if you don’t want to.
The Prologue will offer heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, and wireless charging – even in the lower-end base model. The car has two rows of seats and five seats, plus 25.2 cubic feet of storage space behind the second row.
Honda Prologue will come in three models – Prologue EX, Prologue Touring and Prologue Elite. Both the EX and Touring have front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants, with the Elite only coming in an all-wheel drive model. All all-wheel-drive configurations come with dual motors.
We don’t know much about the exact performance of the car. We know that it will be built on GM’s Ultium platform, and it is likely to offer similar specifications to the Chevrolet Equinox EV which is built on the same platform. If so, we can expect around 210 horsepower for the front-wheel drive model, and around 300 horsepower for the all-wheel drive model. However, again we will have to wait and see what the exact numbers turn out to be on the prelude.
Range and charging
Honda hasn’t released exact range numbers for the Prologue, however, it has said it’s expected to get an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) range of 300 miles on a full charge. However, this is for the front-wheel drive EX model, which probably offers the lowest performance, thus higher range on the same size battery. Higher-end models that perform better will likely offer less range. Generally, it is expected that the Prologue will offer a range of between 250 to 300 miles.
The charging speed is 155kW, which isn’t bad, but a bit slow compared to many other electric cars out there right now. Honda says the car will get 65 miles of range in about 10 minutes when connected to a DC fast charger with a maximum capacity of 155 kilowatts. Again, this isn’t great – cars like the Kia EV6, with a charging speed of 350kW, can charge from 10% to 80% in less than 20 minutes.
Price and release date
Exact pricing for the Honda Prologue hasn’t been released yet – but Honda has said it will start in the “upper $40,000s.” In other words, you should expect the base model of the car to sell for around $48,000 or $49,000 — with higher-end models coming at a premium. We’ll likely learn more about Prolog’s pricing in the coming months.
Talking about the coming months, the Honda Prologue is scheduled to go on sale by the end of 2023, with the deliveries of the car taking place in early 2024. The exact dates have not been revealed yet.