The Honda Prologue EV SUV will launch in 2024. It is a co-developed vehicle with General Motors. And, critically, is the beginning of a very heavy EV future for the Japanese brand.
Prologue: a separate or introductory section of a literary or musical work. Honda Prologue: an introductory EV, of sorts, coming in 2024 that will be followed a battery of battery powered vehicles based on what Honda calls e:Architecture.
More specifically, you are looking at an early sketch of what of an EV SUV co-developed by Honda and GM will look like. The Prologue, as Honda describes it, is “adventure-ready” and will satisfy your needs, be they everyday driving or weekend getaways.
Stylistically, you can definitely see a close relationship to the latest Honda Civic and updated Honda Accord in front. But, looking in profile, the long wheelbase and very short front and rear overhangs remind me of the Ford Mustang Mach E. And, mind you, that’s not a bad thing.
More than anything, the Prologue is Honda’s introductory work to a fleet of coming EVs, as the company projects to sell nearly half a million of them in North America by 2030. Bold. Or, perhaps just good foresight, as momentum is quickly shifting toward EVs industry wide.
Honda provided the following timeline. In 2024, it will sell the Prologue. In 2026, new models based on the e:Architecture platform will arrive. And in 2027, a new series of vehicles will come, which Honda will also co-develop with GM.
More broadly, Honda gave itself the goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. To that end, it’s not just the vehicles seeing disruptive change. Honda is working on models of dealership facilities to offer more flexibility and charging spaces for upcoming EV customers.
And while all of this is interesting. I’m much more curious to know about the Civic, Accord, CR-V and Pilot. And what about its North American premium brand brother Acura? Porsche has already committed to the next generation Macan going EV. Will we be soon reading the same about the 12th generation Civic? Perhaps coming in 2027? Only time will tell.