Honda has announced their plans for an all-new electric vehicle for the 2024 model year. They’re planning for a future where electric vehicles are king, and the new Honda Prologue will be perfect for anyone looking for a fun and eco-friendly ride. Knowing Honda’s knack for detail and ensuring their products are “just right,” you can expect great things from the Prologue. Here are insights from Honda of Salina KS on this exciting new model. And why the Prologue will make a big splash in the electric vehicle market.
Before getting into the details, it’s important to look back in time and the build-up to this momentous event. Honda has always been a leader in fuel efficiency and clean technology. In 1999, they introduced the Insight, the first hybrid car sold in America. This was a big step forward and demonstrated their commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of their vehicles.
After the Honda Insight, they continued to innovate with alternative fuel vehicles like the Honda Fit EV piloted in 2014. However, they didn’t stop there. In 2017, they took another giant leap with the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, the first car of its kind available for sale in America.
Debuting in 2015, the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell was a big step in the right direction and was available for sale in 2017. With this build-up, Honda announced in 2017 that it would electrify two-thirds of its global fleet by 2030.
So, it’s been a long road leading up to the announcement of the all-electric 2024 Honda Prologue. Now that we’ve looked back, let’s dive into the exciting details of the Prologue.
With a width of 78.3-inches and a length of 192 inches, the Prologue is slightly larger than a Honda CR-V. Information on the car’s weight has not been released yet, though it’s fair to speculate that it will be heavier than its gas-powered equivalent.
The mainstay of an electric vehicle is, of course, the battery. The Prologue will feature Honda’s all-new Ultium battery system. This system was jointly developed with General Motors and offers several advantages over traditional battery systems.
For one, this battery system’s configuration allows for both vertical and horizontal orientation. Thus giving the Prologue better design flexibility. In addition, the Honda Prologue will also integrate GM’s OnStar technology. With this technology, owners will be able to access a wide range of services, such as emergency assistance, vehicle diagnostics, and more.
The Ultium battery system will also offer a range of over 350 miles on a single charge. This is thanks to its two layers of cells stacked on top of each other, thus producing a 24-module pack responsible for high-density energy storage and of course, the range.
Featuring one electric motor at the front and two at the rear, the Prologue will offer all-wheel drive as standard. This configuration will allow for better handling and stability and improved traction in all weather conditions.
Sporty Design Features
Clients should look forward to the Prologue’s exterior design, which gives it a
sure-footed stance. It will also have a darkened strip running between the tail light clusters, symbolizing the car’s sporty character. In addition, the car also features 21-inch wheels which are relatively large when you look at the Prologue’s overall size.
The Prologue’s interior will be just as sporty and sophisticated as the exterior, with a driver-centric cockpit that offers excellent visibility. The Prologue will also feature a dual digital display that will provide all the information the driver needs.
Is Having Five Years Between Clarity and Prologue a Concern?
Not at all. According to Honda’s assistant vice president of automobile product planning, Their customer loyalty and retention rates are very high. And since the EV market is still in the early adopters’ stage, they don’t see any issues with the five-year gap.
The Honda brand is solid in North America, and with its passionate and knowledgeable customer base, the company is not worried about the five-year gap at all.
The all-electric 2024 Honda Prologue is a car that has been in the making for years. With its all-new Ultium battery system, horizontal and vertical orientation, and OnStar technology, the Prologue is a car that is sure to turn heads. Its sporty design features 21-inch wheels and a driver-centric cockpit, and with a range of over 350 miles on a single charge, the Prologue is a car that is sure to appeal to a wide range of customers.