2024 Honda Prologue debuts with 480+ km range and Ohio hub dreams


The all-electric Honda Prologue is ready (well, almost) to go on sale, with pre-sales activities commencing in early 2024 with a starting MSRP of $40,000 (excluding any government incentives or tax credits). Buyers get to choose from 2WD EX, AWD EX, 2WD Touring, AWD Touring and AWD Elite variants.

This is the final production model and it doesn’t look any different from the pre-production prototype we saw a year ago, which I think is a good thing. The design is clean and fairly contemporary, with no Kia-like drama—which depending on your perspective, might or might not be a good thing. The EX and Touring trims ride on 19-inch wheels, while the Elite trim shown here, rides on 21-inch wheels. Self-sealing tyres are optionally available. Just to give you an idea, the Prologue is slightly bigger than a Mercedes EQE SUV and is wider than the Q8 e-tron.

Inside, key features depending on the trim include a 11-inch digital cluster; a 11.3-inch touchscreen with Google built-in, wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto compatibility; a head-up display; perforated leather seat upholstery; front ventilated seats; a heated steering wheel; dual-zone climate control; 8-way power driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar; 12-speaker Bose audio system, and 45-watt USB-C charging ports. Cargo space is claimed to be up to 57.7 cu-ft (1,634 litres) with rear seatbacks folded flat, and a hidden space under the cargo area floor adds another 0.5 cu-ft (14 litres). A power tailgate with hands-free access is standard on Touring and Elite.

8 airbags and Honda Sensing suite of active safety and driver assistance systems come standard across the lineup. Among other functions, the Honda Sensing includes Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist and Rear Pedestrian Alert.

No, the 2WD variants are not rear-wheel-drive, for reasons beyond our understanding. Honda is yet to disclose the output figures of the front electric motor. By the way, the Prologue uses GM’s Ultium architecture, shared by Chevy Blazer EV, Cadillac Lyriq, Buick Electra, etc. Which means, the Prologue will also be manufactured by GM until Honda’s EV Hub is ready in Ohio (in 2026).

The AWD models use two electric motors, of course, with combined output figures of 215 kW (288 bhp/292 metric hp) and 451 Nm (333 lb-ft). An 88.5 kWh battery pack is estimated to offer a range of up to 300 miles or 483 km. The battery pack is capable of DC fast charging at rates up to 155 kW.

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