Honda’s First All-Electric SUV Set to Debut Early 2024
Written by Autobody News Staff
Published Sept. 28, 2023
The 2024 Honda Prologue, the brand’s first all-electric SUV, will open pre-sale activities later this year and make its first deliveries in early 2024, Honda said in a news release.
The Prologue will be available nationwide with prices expected to start in the upper $40,000s, before government incentives or tax credits.
The Prologue is a “spacious, adventure-ready midsize SUV,” according to Honda, with an anticipated EPA range rating of 300 miles and DC fast charging capability.
“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,” said Lance Woelfer, assistant vice president of Honda National Auto Sales, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “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.”
Honda said the Prologue will be built on a state-of-the-art EV platform and multi-link front and rear suspensions, and will be available in both single-motor (front-wheel-drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel-drive) configurations with three trim levels---EX, Touring and Elite.
Standard features will include the latest digital services technology and features with Google built-in, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™ compatibility.
Targeting IIHS Top Safety Pick+ and NHTSA 5-star ratings, the Prologue will come standard with the Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies, including Honda’s first applications of Rear Cross Traffic Braking, Blind Zone Steering Assist and Rear Pedestrian Alert.
Customers interested in the new Prologue can find more information and sign up for updates here.
Honda also announced it reached agreements with EVgo and Electrify America, plus roaming network partners, to give its EV drivers access to more of the largest charging networks in North America.
These agreements are in addition to the recent announcement that Honda will adopt the NACS charging standard to gain access to Tesla's Supercharger network, and that Honda established a joint venture with six other automakers to create a high powered charging network. Honda and Acura EV customers will be able to use the majority of public DC fast chargers starting in 2024 and can anticipate having around 100,000 DC charge points available to them by 2030.