New Car Preview: All-Electric 2024 Honda Prologue SUV with 300-Mile Range, Upper $40K Price

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In a a peek into the automotive future, Honda has unveiled its upcoming all-electric gem, the 2024 Honda Prologue SUV. This fully electric SUV is set to impress with its remarkable features and innovative design.

At the heart of the Prologue is the GM Ultium EV architecture, drawing its closest kinship with the Chevy Blazer EV. However, don’t let the family resemblance fool you; the Prologue boasts a distinct, cleaner, and more reserved exterior design that sets it apart. Inside, the cabin reflects the modern Honda aesthetic, featuring a low dash, slim window sills, and an elegant full-width air vent design. While some of the switchgear may bear hints of GM, they maintain the high-quality standards that Honda is known for. The Prologue keeps passengers informed with an 11-inch instrument screen and an expansive 11.3-inch infotainment screen, both of which come with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard features. Regrettably, Super Cruise hands-free highway driving assist will not be available on this model.

In terms of size, the Prologue fits neatly between Honda’s CR-V and Pilot models. With a total length of 192 inches, it outstretches the CR-V by 8 inches but falls 8 inches short of the Pilot’s length. Additionally, it offers about 5 inches more width compared to the CR-V. What’s intriguing is the Prologue’s longer wheelbase, measuring 121.8 inches, which is 8 inches more than the Pilot’s. Honda claims a capacious 136.9 cubic feet of interior space. Cargo space is generous, too, with 25.2 cubic feet behind the rear seats, expandable to 57.7 cubic feet with the seats folded down, and an additional 0.8-cubic-foot underfloor storage area in the cargo bay. As for a front trunk or “frunk,” this model doesn’t have one.

Under the hood, the Prologue offers two powertrain options. The standard configuration is a single-motor, rear-drive setup, with an optional dual-motor, all-wheel-drive variant. Both are equipped with an 85-kWh battery pack that supports 155-kW fast charging, and Honda estimates that the most efficient Prologue (likely the front-wheel-drive version) will provide an impressive 300 miles of range on a single charge. The dual-motor version, meanwhile, packs a punch with 288 horsepower and 333 pound-feet of torque. The Prologue’s suspension system features a multi-link independent layout both at the front and rear, with unique tuning meticulously crafted by Honda’s engineers.

Honda will offer three trim levels for the Prologue, starting with the EX. This entry-level option includes front-wheel drive, 19-inch wheels, heated cloth seats, power driver-seat adjustment, dual-zone climate control, and wireless device charging. Stepping up to the Touring trim adds leather upholstery for both seats and the steering wheel, driver’s seat memory settings, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, parking sensors, a premium Bose 12-speaker sound system, and a panoramic sunroof that opens up new horizons. At the top of the line, the Elite trim stands tall, featuring all-wheel drive as standard and boasting colossal 21-inch wheels—Honda’s largest ever on a production vehicle. Inside, it pampers passengers with perforated leather seats, front seat ventilation, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, and a sport drive mode for an exhilarating driving experience.

While the final pricing for the Prologue is yet to be confirmed, Honda has indicated that it will start in the upper $40,000 range, making it an attractive option in the electric SUV market. Furthermore, Honda will sweeten the deal by offering several charging packages as standard with all Prologue models, including options for home and public charging solutions. The Prologue is expected to hit the market early next year, so stay tuned for more detailed information on pricing, range, and power as the release date approaches. With its blend of style, technology, and versatility, the 2024 Honda Prologue SUV is poised to be a game-changer in the world of electric vehicles.


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