Honda on Wednesday released a teaser for its Prologue electric crossover SUV, which is set to go on sale in 2024.
The proposal would be Honda’s first mass-market EV for the North American market (Honda previously reported an annual sales estimate of 70,000 units), and the first Honda EV to be sold here since Clarity Electric shut down after the 2019 model year.
While Honda is building its own dedicated EV platform called E: Architecture, the proposal will be based on General Motors’ ultium component set. Similarly a companion Acura model is also scheduled to launch in 2024. The Acura EV is expected to be built alongside Cadillac Lyric at GM’s factory in Spring Hill, Tennessee, while the proposal is expected to be manufactured at GM’s plant in Ramos Arizapপে, Mexico. .
2024 Honda Prologue
The underlying architecture may come from GM, but Honda mentioned in a press release that the exterior styling is a product of Los Angeles and Japan’s own design studios. Teams across the Pacific Ocean used virtual reality technology to carry out the project despite coronavirus-related restrictions.
The teaser image shows a fairly conventional SUV shape, but Honda says special attention has been paid to aerodynamics to reduce cabin noise. The absence of an engine makes the sound of the wind in an EV even more noticeable, the automaker noted.
Following the launch of the Prologue, Honda plans to begin production in 2026 based on its in-house e: architecture. A line of affordable EVs based on an additional architecture co-developed with GM as part of an enhanced collaboration between the two. Companies will follow in 2027 Globally, Honda plans to launch 30 EVs by 2030 – including two sports cars.