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2024 Honda Prologue EV SUV First Look Review: Neo-GM? Try Neo-Rugged

The new electric Honda co-developed with General Motors steps into the midsize electric SUV fray.

The new electric honda code developed with general motors steps into the mid-size electric suv fray it’s truly the wild west of vehicle electrification across the market right now is practically every automaker not named tesla is rushing in and trying to grab a slice of the action there has been some chaos in the deluge take the upcoming 2024 honda prologue electric

Suv for example which the japanese automaker is co-developing with u.s competitor general motors for use of its altium platform and batteries a honda gm mashup really the recently introduced all-new chevy blazer electric suv as well as a planned acura model coming in the next couple of years we’ll all have a lot in common but it’s the prolox moment now as honda

Reveals a new design language for the tip of its all-electric north american lineup don’t call it a passport or a blazer the midsize passport suv remains combustion powered for the near future and it isn’t going anywhere we say so because the honda prologue is also a mid-size suv albeit an electric one to offer customers choice compared to that other midsize honda

Suv the prologue’s wheelbase stretch is 10.8 inches longer to a super long 121.8 inches and overall its footprint is 2.9 inches longer and 0.3 inch narrower while the roof sits of big time 6.9 to 7.5 inches lower frontenol will drive passports are different heights hyundai is promising a spacious interior which the expanded wheelbase should afford power and related

Specs are numb for the moment with updates promised soon but the images do confirm it will be available with all-wheel drive the prologue was co-developed with general motors in a bit by honda to cut down development time and get more evs on the market sooner beyond that honda has announced a plan for 30 new evs to be introduced by 2030 targeting global sales

Volume of 2 million units and it will fully switch over to zero emission sales only by 2040. the automaker plans to begin sales of new vehicles built on its in-house e-architecture f platform in 2026 with a lineup of more affordable ebs co-developed with gm plan for 2027. honda also announced a new lithium-ion battery production facility in north america a smart

Play considering the federal government’s recent infrastructure relief act that incentivizes domestic u.s sourcing and production of evs and their resource requirements neil rugged design honda specifies that a young team of talented los angeles designers were assigned a prologue f project who apparently have coined a new term to describe their design approach

For the vehicle neo rugged for honda that translates to a very smooth undecorated body with fairly squared off proportions and simple details designers were inspired by the global honda e-compact ev designed for the broad approach now stretched and reinterpreted over a mid-size suv package honda says it’s capable of adventures inside and outside the city limits

And its fairly low ride height means it probably won’t be much of an offered or beyond fire trails gravel or snow and sand we imagine inside the prologue has some bakery gm style switch gear check the gloss black climate control buttons and the lock switches around the door handles but overall there isn’t much that smacks of any one other than honda having designed

This cabin for example unlike the 2024 chevy blazer f the prologue separates its gauge cluster screen and central touchscreen with both jutting out of the dashboard like tombstones much like honda’s current practice at least for central displays in its newest models including the civic hrv and crv even in the photo above it appears as though the honda uses bespoke

On-screen graphics and animations not recycled gm stuff though someone at honda has intriguingly blurred out the left side gauge pod behind the steering wheel likely to keep some battery range or other revealing trip information under wraps until it’s ready for prime time natural beauty was a big inspiration for the team which incorporated a large panoramic glass

Roof into the design for natural light and the prologue in introduces a new north shore pearl pink color inspired by the natural beauty and colors near lake tahoe in california the interior charcoal and light gray interior colorway was inspired by fresh fallen snow on the mountains the prologue will spell out honda in the center of the light bar in a new typeface

For its rear batching instead of adorning a simple h it’s joined by honda’s new e branded badge above the awd label on the tailgate specially software on a crv honda also has announced that it plans to encourage the sale of its electrified hrv crv and pilot suvs company research has shown the hybrid electric customers are among the first to move into full electric

Products if honda can get more people in its hybrids today then it seems more likely buyers will eventually adopt a fully electric vehicle from honda in the future like at the end of their lease term the prologue is planned to go on sale within two years in 2024 so any short new leases signed today will begin to expire with that in mind honda has announced a new

Special short-term two-year leasing offer on the hybrid crv model in sev states when it goes on sale this fall a honda doesn’t detail which state specifically sevstates are generally considered to include california colorado connecticut maine maryland massachusetts minnesota new jersey new york oregon rhode island vermont and washington and sometimes washington

D.c those interested in updates about the prologue’s development imminent rollout can sign up for updates on honda’s website foreign foreign

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