First Look at Honda’s Electric SUV for North America

Honda has released official pictures of its forthcoming first all-electric SUV targeting the North American market from 2024.

While there are no powertrain details thus far, the BEV Honda Prologue Elite SUV displays the existing range’s family design language displaying a “clean and simple ‘Neo-Rugged’ exterior and interior styling” to crossover between rural off-road work and urban environments. The Honda design team based in Los Angeles is responsible for leading the  exterior and interior styling of the new vehicle.

Design features include the panoramic roof and large 21-inch wheels, while the front fascia is influenced by the exterior of the Honda e EV model. To build the Honda EV brand identity, the “H-mark” badge on the rear of the vehicle is replaced with the full Honda brand name in a modern typeface. In addition, to align with Honda’s global EV models, Prologue will adopt the brand’s e: series name badging.

The car, with a wheelbase of 3,094mm (10.1ft) is claiming more internal space and is about 203mm (8-ins) longer and 127mm (5-ins) wider than 2023 Honda CR-V. It will have an interior volume of more than 2,900 liters, which will provide ample space for passengers and cargo. Showcasing a tech-rich cabin, the Prologue will have a standard fully digital 11-inch driver display instrument and an 11.3-inch infotainment display.

Masaki Sumimoto, design lead for the color, materials and finish for the car, said:  “Our goal was to create a clean harmony based on a rugged SUV image by coordinating the colors and materials to express neo-rugged design styling that’s familiar to our customers and uniquely Honda.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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