Honda’s first fully-electric SUV features a “neo-rugged” design on the outside as well as inside. The Prologue has a large wheelbase of 3094 mm, and is also 203 mm longer and 127 mm wider than the CR-V. The electric SUV will be positioned above the CR-V in the company’s portfolio, and also adopt the brand’s e: series name badging to align with Honda’s global EV models.
Talking about the design, the Prologue shares its styling with other Honda SUVs, and features a rather simplistic overall design. At the rear, the LED tail lights are joined together with a black bar, that instead of the Honda emblem, features ‘Honda’ lettering. The SUV gets black body cladding all around, front and rear skid plates, and sits on 21-inch alloy wheels.
Gary Robinson, Vice President, Automobile Planning and Strategy at American Honda says that the company sees a natural progression “for a CR-V customer to Prologue with its slightly larger size, larger interior and capable handling”. Honda’s research shows that hybrid-electric customers are among the first to move into full-electric products, and hence, the manufacturer plans to increase the model mix of the 2023 CR-V to 50% hybrid sales.
On the inside, the Prologue gets a free-standing infotainment screen with a rotary knob placed to its left. AC controls are physical buttons, while there’s also a fully digital instrument cluster. Honda has revealed that the SUV will be offered with an all-wheel drive configuration, however, it is yet to be seen if it will be standard across the range.
More details about the Honda Prologue will be revealed closer to its launch. Stay tuned to TOI Auto for more updates on the electric SUV.