Honda’s Prologue is getting closer and closer to production, but today marks a big step in that process with Honda revealing the entire exterior and interior design to us. Don’t get too excited about the powertrain and key specs, though, as it’s largely about design these days.
Honda is introducing a new design language it calls “Neo-Rugged,” as it’s meant to be both technologically advanced but ready for anything at once. The photos you see here are of a top trim model finished in North Shore Pearl, a color Honda says will be exclusive to the Prologue. It has things like a panoramic sunroof, 21-inch wheels, and a new “Honda” badge spelled out at the back. Honda tells us the front is inspired by Honda e is cuteand while we see inspiration there, the large SUV says the Fascia is associated with nothing like the Honda e.
The interior seems familiar to us when it comes to Hondas, as it features a freestanding 11.3-inch touchscreen that runs Honda’s infotainment software, a wide range of buttons and knobs, and a general simplicity of design. it. Its 11-inch instrument cluster is fully digital, and while it also protrudes above the dashboard, it’s neatly integrated and sits within it and looks cohesive with the overall design. Honda hasn’t shown backseat space in its photos, but it claims that the Prologue will have ample space for both passengers and cargo.
In the area of specifications, Honda is offering some key measurements, such as a 121.8-inch wheelbase. Those who paid attention Chevrolet Blazer EV’s The spec sheet will see that the Prologue section is identical, suggesting that the Blazer EV’s underpinnings are the one Honda is borrowing for its electric SUV. That wheelbase is also 8 inches longer than 2023 new CR-Vand it’s also 5 inches wider than the CR-V.
Finally, Honda tells us that they are planning a unique conversion program for those interested in the Prologue right now. Since it won’t go on sale until 2024, Honda will offer a two-year lease for the Honda CR-V Hybrid (instead of the usual 3 years) will allow people to drop the CR-V and get the Prologue as soon as it comes out. However, this rental program is only available in the ZEV states, and it doesn’t seem to guarantee any kind of Prologue allocation if you go with it.