First Look: 2024 Honda Prologue – Electric Innovation with a 300-Mile Range!
The 2024 Honda Prologue, unveiled recently with a detailed peek into its interior and exterior, positions itself as Honda's first electric car offering a significant range. Expected to hit the roads next year, this EV boasts a promising range of up to 300 miles.
The Prologue boasts a distinctive design, contrasting with its GM Ultium EV base, particularly the Chevy Blazer EV. The vehicle flaunts a more refined and sleek exterior, while the interior mirrors modern Honda aesthetics with its slender dash and full-width air vent design. Notably, the Prologue will feature wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, a deviation from the Chevy model. However, it will lack the Super Cruise hands-free highway driving assist.
In terms of size, the Honda Prologue is positioned between the CR-V and the Pilot. With an overall length of 192 inches, it's longer than the CR-V but shorter than the Pilot. It's notable for its extended wheelbase, at 121.8 inches, surpassing both aforementioned models. Honda also highlights a spacious interior with 136.9 cubic feet of room, complemented by considerable cargo space, although it lacks a front trunk (frunk).
Honda has equipped the Prologue with two powertrain choices. The default features a single-motor with rear-drive, while an optional dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version is also available. Both are powered by an 85-kWh battery pack and offer 155-kW fast charging. The dual-motor variant promises an output of 288 horsepower and 333 pound-feet of torque, complemented by a multi-link independent suspension on both ends, specifically tuned by Honda.
Buyers will have three trim options: the base EX, the upgraded Touring, and the premium Elite. The EX offers features like front-wheel drive and wireless charging, the Touring introduces luxury elements such as leather interiors and a panoramic sunroof, while the Elite boasts standard all-wheel drive, 21-inch wheels, and additional premium amenities.
As for the cost, Honda hints at a starting price in the upper $40,000 bracket for the Prologue. The company will also introduce charging packages inclusive of credits for home and public charging. The car is slated for a market debut early next year, with more specifics on its pricing and capabilities expected closer to the launch.
Despite its lack of a third row, which excludes it from the top 7 seater electric SUVs list, its undeniable quality and performance still make it a commendable choice for car enthusiasts.