Honda is taking another stab at electric vehicles, get ready for 2024 Honda Prologue SUV. The first time around they tried to get into the EV game with a Clarity sedan. That didn’t go too well for the manufacturer. It didn’t top sales and it was overall a lackluster vehicle. This time around, there are promising clues that the Prologue will have much more success. This is going to be a crossover mid size SUV. The mid size segment is full of competition.
This means that Honda must give the Prologue a lot of tools to get on top of the situation. It could be quite similar in size to the Passport. Although according to spy photos it is not as tall. Most possible choice for a battery pack is the Ultium technology. Honda partnered with GM and could even borrow something from the Blazer EV. Apparently there are already some shared components. Will they borrow the cabin look as well? We will have to wait and see. It will be interesting to see where designers get inspiration for the exterior.
Let’s see what details are known about the Prologue.
2024 Honda Prologue Design
On the outside expect a sleek design for the brand new 2024 Honda Prologue SUV. The SUV resides on big 19 wheels, they are lightweight aluminum. This helps shave off some weight and improve power to weight ratio. IT is quite aerodynamic with a lot of angles and the roof is slated. On the front we have no front mesh and air intakes.
Don’t forget, this is an EV and there is no internal combustion engine. We have extra storage space under the hood. Headlights are nicely designed. They are linear and extend as a line towards the middle of the Prologue. Bumpers are a bit prominent and protrude a bit. It will be interesting to see what colors Honda decides to use for their new EV.
The inside of the 2024 Honda Prologue SUV has several options for development. There is an option to start with an empty plate and design everything from scratch. The other option would be borrowing the cabin from an already existing SUV. Whether it be Honda’s own SUV or perhaps the Blazer EV from GM. There is the possibility of a third row. This means Prologue can seat up to 8 passengers. For seating we are hoping for a lot of cushioning. Heated and ventilated seats are a must. But the massaging feature might not be present, this is a guess based on the estimated price. Infotainment system will be present as well with standard connectivity.
There will also be a digital dashboard which enables tracking of important information. A lot of safety features will be inside. However, we are waiting to see whether Honda introduces hands free driving. Considering they are partnered with GM they might borrow SuperCruise. This is GM’s software for hands free driving that covers over 200000 miles of pre mapped inter state roads. The newer version might even have more miles covered. Although it helps people relax, this doesn’t allow you to fall asleep.
2024 Honda Prologue Motor Specs, Ultium Battery Capacity
The new Prologue is just the first of many electric vehicles to come from Honda. The manufacturer announced their effort to have at least 30 vehicles that run on batteries by 2030. This is a tall order, especially considering that their previous attempts didn’t go too well. This time around they have the help of GM and that is a good start. Blaze EV is about to drop and we can conclude that the powertrain will be similar to it.
The prologue will have Ultium battery technology. This is a tried and tested architecture which is heavily used across the market. This will require Honda to use the SUV architecture they have never implemented before. They need a basis that can support all of the components for the electric powertrain. There will be both rear wheel drive and all wheel drive for the Prologue. Apparently it runs on a 100 kWh battery pack. This might sound too little. We agree and believe that there should be at least 150 kWh under the cabin. It is the best place for the batteries since they are heavy and this way designers improve stability and balance of the SUV.
The electric motor will be able to produce 340 horsepower and 325 pound feet of torque. This is more than enough for a three row SUV that won’t be drag racing anyway. The range is estimated at around 300 miles which is the bare minimum. One more reason why the battery should be bigger. Fast charging will be available as well as peer to peer charging. You could get up to 100 miles on 10 minutes of charging which is just enough for a cup of coffee. The SUV will be sold as an electric variant only. This is a breath of fresh air as going green has a lot of benefits. By using a battery pack, you are future proofing your vehicle. It will save a lot of money in the long run. Especially with the gas prices rising as you read this.
There weren’t any official tests conducted. So it isn’t possible to say for sure how many miles per galon you can get. But most SUVs with similar builds can get up to 90-100 mpge. We speculate that the 2024 Honda Prologue SUV will be somewhere near that number
Price and Release Date
There will be several trims that dictate the price for the 2024 Honda Prologue SUV. The LX trim starts at $45,000, while EX is $48,000. Then we have EX-L at around $51,000 and the most expensive one, Touring estimated at $55000. Release date is not official but the earliest we might get the Prologue is summer of 2023.