Again in Could, Honda launched the primary design sketch of the 2024 Prologue SUV, its first all-electric mannequin to be offered in the US.
Sharing Basic Motors’ Ultium Platform with the 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV and different fashions, the Honda Prologue regarded engaging within the inaugural sketch, regardless that the automobile appeared flatter than one would count on from an adventure-ready SUV because the automaker describes it.
Now we get to see the Prologue once more in a recent teaser video, and this time the automobile seems extra reasonable and nearer to what the actual factor will seem like when it debuts in early 2024.
The video is shot on the Honda Design Studio in California, which leads the styling of the model’s first quantity battery electrical automobile. Whereas we do not get to identify a prototype, the full-size clay mannequin featured within the video provides us a reasonably good take a look at the finite product.
In comparison with the design sketch, the Prologue seems taller, with extra beneficiant glazing, however aside from that, it stays remarkably near the drawing. In accordance with Honda, the design staff developed an SUV motif that’s fashionable and recent, with clear and easy floor traces—imagined as “Neo-Rugged.”
“Designing the primary quantity Honda electrical automobile gave us extra freedom than a automobile with an inside combustion engine, and we will stretch our creativeness, particularly in styling the front-end. We envisioned Prologue with an extended wheelbase, shorter overhang, and succesful tires to create sporty proportions and a stronger stance.”
Sang-Hyuk Ahn, exterior designer at Honda
We study from the video that the Prologue is the primary Honda mannequin designed primarily by digital actuality visualization expertise, which was utilized by the staff to check the SUV in several environments and to speed up cross-collaboration between Honda styling groups within the US and Japan.
The Prologue is one among 30 new EVs Honda goals to introduce worldwide by 2030, when it tasks it can have an annual quantity of two million models. In North America, Honda will begin gross sales of the Prologue co-developed with GM in 2024, adopted by the manufacturing and gross sales of Honda fashions primarily based on Honda e:Structure in 2026 and a brand new collection of reasonably priced EVs co-developed with GM in 2027.
Extra particulars on the Prologue shall be launched within the coming months. Till then, it is price noting that the Prologue clay mannequin options related proportions to the Chevrolet Blazer EV, together with the span between the A- and C-pillars, the angle and form of the triangular home windows subsequent to the mirror caps, and the rear-door cutline. It additionally options common door handles just like the Blazer EV.
This appears to counsel the Honda Prologue shall be a midsize SUV identical to the Blazer EV, during which case it may supply related powertrain choices, though it stays to be seen if the Japanese automaker will supply RWD variants and a efficiency model just like the Blazer EV SS.
Honda Prologue official design sketch