Honda today has taken the camouflage off of their Prologue, and have begun to tell us the rest of the story.
The Prologue will offer an estimated range of 300 miles, and will be capable of DC Fast Charging using a CCS plug (Honda has announced they will switch to Tesla's NACS connector in 2025). If that seems like impressive range for a first EV effort, it's because this Honda has a little bit of help. The Prologue will share an architecture with GM's Ultium platform, meaning this Prologue is already quite proven. Like other Ultium models, it offers an 85kWh battery with 155 kW peak charge rate. Honda estimates 65 miles of range gained in about 10 minutes.
Notably this Prologue will offer Google built in (along with Android Auto) plus Apple CarPlay compatibility as standard - a key differentiator between it and its GM platform cousins.
Honda calls this Prologue a "spacious, adventure-ready midsize SUV". With its svelte size and decent ground clearance, the Prologue tries to ride that fine line of handling dynamics, interior utility and dirt-track capability. From a sizing perspective, it's closer to the Honda Passport than the CR-V, as it's a full 8 inches longer and 5 inches wider than the latter.
Inside, the Prologue features a very clean and stylish cabin reminiscent of other recent Honda models. Featuring an 11.3" screen, panoramic roof, 136.9 cubic feet of interior space and seating for 5 with expanded room over the Passport.
Pre-sales are said to begin later this year, with first deliveries scheduled to start in early 2024. Honda expects the price to start in the "upper $40,000s" before any incentives or tax credits.
The Prologue will be offered in both single motor front-wheel-drive and dual motor all-wheel-drive, and will come in 3 trim levels: EX, Touring and Elite. The dual motor model will offer 288 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque.
Also announced today were some "comprehensive charging solutions", where several charging networks will be offered alongside home charging solutions. Tesla's Supercharger network, EVgo and Electrify America charging networks will be offered as a unified experience within Honda's HondaLink mobile app.
Charging Packages are said to include:
Stay tuned as more pricing, info and availability information becomes available.