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Motor Trend wrote a quick preview for the Prologue.


WHAT IT IS: The 2024 Honda Prologue will be the manufacturer's first dedicated electric SUV. It will use a General Motors chassis and battery, and GM will build it.

WHY IT MATTERS: Although late to the game, Honda plans to sell 300,000 electric vehicles in North America by 2026 and half a million by 2030. The Prologue will be Honda's first of several new EVs. But with other automakers bringing competitive vehicles, we'll have to see if the Prologue has enough to win over Americans. The first image shows a long wheelbase and lots of black cladding to emphasize outdoorsy vibes, but we've yet to hear any details regarding its powertrain, range, or other specs.

Although it's difficult to see scale in Honda's illustration, the company is pitching the Prologue as a midsize SUV, joining the three-row Pilot and the smaller two-row Passport. Rumored to be built in GM's Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico, the Prologue was designed in Honda's Los Angeles design studio with North American customers in mind.

PLATFORM AND POWERTRAIN: The Prologue will be based on GM's flexible BEV3 EV architecture and use its Ultium battery management system, the same tech that supports the GMC Hummer EV, the Chevy Silverado electric pickup truck, and the upcoming 2023 Cadillac Lyriq SUV and Celestiq sedan. Honda hasn't shared any info on Prologue charging times, but we expect to see numbers similar to the Silverado EV, which is capable of adding 100 miles of range in 10 minutes, according to GM.

ESTIMATED PRICE: $50,000

EXPECTED ON-SALE DATE: Q1 2024
 
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