2024 Honda Prologue: definitely a good sign of the brand’s all-electrified things to come

“An event or action that leads to another event or situation.” In this case, the Honda Prologue is but a new model that will definitely help lead to another new line of vehicles for the brand, particularly in the full-electric segment. Don’t get us wrong, Honda’s been working on greener vehicles, hybridization, and electrification for some time now, but the 2024 Prologue comes at a time when Honda is going full swing towards zero emissions.

Honda Prologue, the brand’s newest all-electric SUV is coming early next year

Honda is no stranger to more environmentally friendly sources of power for its vehicles. Take the emergence of the e:Ny1 earlier this year, for instance, which is an all-electrified version of the HR-V (not officially billed that way, but I mean, just look at it). While the e:Ny1 has seen the daylight in the European region, the Honda Prologue, on the other hand, will be seen in North America, as an “SUV” and not a “small SUV” like its Euro brethren.

01 2024 Honda Prologue Elite Inline 01 Min

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On the outside, Honda went with a “modern design with ‘Neo-Rugged’ Styling”. Low and wide, it’s being billed as an adventure-ready midsize SUV with the size and ground clearance to boot.  As a reference, the Honda Prologue is longer and wider than the CR-V by about 8″ and 5″, respectively, and also boasts the longest wheelbase in its class at 3,094 mm.

01 2024 Honda Prologue Elite Inline 02 Min

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01 2024 Honda Prologue Elite Inline 03 Min

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As for the interior of the Honda Prologue, goes for a sporty-looking and modern cabin. A lot of sleek lines have been incorporated into the design, along with very sizeable digital instruments for the 11″ gauge cluster as well as the 11.3″ touchscreen infotainment system. Depending on the variant, the Prologue may also come with a 7×3″ Heads-Up Display (HUD).

Variants being mentioned, the Touring and Elite models come with a premium Bose audio system exclusively engineered for the Honda Prologue. With its 12 speakers, including front and rear tweeters and a large subwoofer, the bespoke system places all occupants in the middle of the music regardless of their seating position, with a clear and powerful listening experience.

Other tech and convenience amenities include a large multi-use tray that features two illuminated 3.0A USB-C 45W charging ports. Two 3.0A USB-C 45W charging ports are standard for second-row passengers, while connectivity includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The Prologue also comes with the standard Honda Sensing safety suite with the addition of Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist, and Rear Pedestrian Alert.

01 2024 Honda Prologue Elite Inline 04 Min

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01 2024 Honda Prologue Elite Inline 05 Min

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Now to the most important detail of the Honda Prologue, and that’s its power plant. Honda will offer the Prologue in both single-motor (front-wheel-drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel-drive) configurations with three trim levels – EX, Touring, and Elite.

The two-wheel drive models are powered by a front-mounted single motor tuned for confident acceleration and maximum efficiency. The Prologue Elite, on the other hand, features standard all-wheel drive (available on EX and Touring) but with an additional motor in the rear. This dual-motor configuration generates an estimated 288 HP and 451 Nm of torque.

Recharging on the go is quick and convenient with DC fast charging at rates up to 155 kW, and the Prologue’s 85kWh lithium-ion battery pack can recharge 65 miles of range in about 10 minutes. The best part? It’s estimated to be able to cover an EPA range rating of 300 zero-emission miles; that’s 483 kilometers!

01 2024 Honda Prologue Elite Inline 06 Min

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“The arrival of the all-new Honda Prologue is a pivotal moment for the brand as Honda begins the transition to our zero-emissions future. Prologue is aptly named as our first volume Honda EV, a stylish, sporty, and spacious SUV that will take us toward our vision of 100% zero-emissions vehicle sales by 2040,” said Lance Woelfer, assistant vice president of Honda National Auto Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

The Honda Prologue’s pricing will start in the USD 40,000 range. Roughly converted, that’s about PHP 2.269M. As with all our rough estimates, please do take this with a grain of salt, especially given the fact that like the e:Ny1, the Honda Prologue might not see a sunrise in the Philippines. But then again, the push for zero emissions is a global goal, so who knows? If not this one, maybe a newer generation could be brought in, right?


Mikko Juangco
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