A little late to the EV game, Honda’s looking to make up ground quickly, starting with its first-ever all-electric model, the Prologue. The company’s new model is set to arrive in the U.S. next year with a 300-mile range.
The new model is part street machine and part off-roader — but not equal parts. With Americans looking to head out to the wilds in increasing number the new Prologue was designed to give drivers a little more off-road capability. However, you need to think two-track not Moab.
“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.”
Prologue is built on a state-of-the-art electric vehicle platform developed with General Motors. However, Honda engineers optimized the multi-link front and rear suspensions to give it a unique feel. The team aimed for a sporty driving experience with class-leading refinement.
Honda will offer Prologue in both single-motor (front-wheel-drive) and dual-motor (all-wheel-drive) configurations with three trim levels — EX, Touring and Elite.