The event features independent illustrations by CarScoops artist Josh Byrnes based on Honda’s recently released Prologue SUV teasers. Demonstrations are neither about Honda nor about it.
They may seem to be late in the evening, but Honda will soon launch a SUV called the Prologue and switch to battery-powered electric cars. Of course, there have been other attempts to partially electrify the Insight hybrid and hydrogen-powered Clarity, but none of them have been commercially successful – and the fully electric Honda e is not available in the United States.
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So what do we know about Prolog so far? The Japanese company has already released a preview sketch of the crossover based on GM Ultium. As for the rest? Let’s find out now.
A new approach
Looking at Honda’s preview illustration, Prologue looks like a beautiful collection, but it’s always the same in concept drawings and their proportions. The industrial version may lose the daytime running light (DLO) for practical, family aesthetics.
In addition, much of the style of the teaser sketch remains unchanged. At the front, a glossy black panel covered with a pair of thin matrix LED headlights and a trapezoidal lower grille (to cool the battery) add a degree of visual aggression.
In addition to the cut suction and nail windshield, the strong shoulder line enhances the refreshing aesthetic. At the back, the back cover is surrounded by LED taillights, which are carefully cascaded downwards before being applied horizontally.
The last space
While Honda has yet to offer any interior details, it does highlight the carmaker’s unique strengths in terms of build quality and cabin flexibility (hopefully Honda’s smart magic seats will emerge). Expect an impressive level of human space as an additional product of Ultium electrical architecture and battery technology supplied by GM.
Prologue offers the latest version of driver convenience and information entertainment technology, but most of them are re-branding GM content, including some of Honda’s own features. Other benefits include a full digital cluster, connected services, air updates, wireless charging and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Under the skin
The crossover is based on General Motor’s extensive Ultium battery-electric architecture as part of a strategic alliance between the two automakers. Different versions of the platform already work under Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Hummer EV and Cadillac’s Lyriq. While Honda doesn’t go into detail, the Prologue is a mid-size crossover similar to the 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, which may share its BEV3 platform, but that’s not exactly confirmed.
If we use Lyriq as an example, we can expect that the Prologue will have a lithium-ion cell with a range of more than 300 miles (483 km) and a battery of 100 kW / h. The traction can be of two types, the main single-engine rear-wheel drive model and the more powerful twin-engine unit for the all-wheel drive version, but do not share the same performance levels as the high-end Lyriq. this is 340 hp. and 490 hp. available in higher versions.
Fast charging of direct current up to 190 kW allows drivers to connect about 76 miles every 10 minutes of charging time.
Opponents and show
Prolog directly or indirectly (mainly depending on price and size) competes with the growing range of electric SUVs, from mid-size cars such as the Hyundai Ioniq 7 and Kia EV9 to the current products of crossovers such as the Nissan Ariya and Hyundai. Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Genesis GV60.
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Next year we will see what we want to call a concept model or Honda prototype, the final production of which will soon go on sale in early 2024. Honda expects to sell about 60,000 units. in the first year and multiply this number by at least 70,000 in 2025. The prologue was made at one of GM’s factories in Michigan and later released a fashionable version of the Acura called the ADX.
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