Honda has teased the upcoming Prologue EV by releasing the first official rendering of the car. In similar fashion to the teaser sketch they shared of the new HR-V earlier this year, this one is somewhat of a caricature. Nevertheless, the production vehicle will look a lot like this. You can see the Accord’s chrome element that covers the top portion of the nose. Honda says the front end was inspired by the ‘e’ EV we don’t get here in the U.S. I’m not sure I see it. The side profile is somewhat generic, too. The Prologue has been designed by the Honda Design Studio in Los Angeles in collaboration with one of their Japanese design teams. Honda says it will go on sale in 2024.
The introduction of the Prologue is part of Honda’s plan sell nearly 500,000 EVs in North America by 2030. We don’t have any solid technical details on its powertrain yet, but it will be built on GM’s second-generation Ultium platform. Considering what we know about Ultium, expect decent DC fast charging times, an energy recovery system, and around 300 miles of range. After the Prologue goes on sale in 2024, Honda will unleash a new lineup of EVs on their own “e:Architecture” in 2026. Then in 2027, production and sales of a new series of affordable EVs will commence. These will be based on a new vehicle architecture co-developed with GM.
See how Honda teased the Prologue EV here.