The Honda Prologue SUV will open a new chapter for the brand in the North American market in early 2024. The electric car is being developed on the basis of the “Jimmy” Ultium platform. Honda has confirmed that it will partner with the Prologue to release its Acura-branded counterpart as part of the same partnership with GM and on the same Ultium bogie.
The word Prologue (prologue) was used by different brands to denote concepts (among them Audi, Peugeot, Toyota), but Honda will have a production car.
Honda’s closest electric train novelty is a purely battery-powered version of the HR-V (pictured is the foreshadowing SUV e: prototype).
According to unofficial data, the Honda Prologue may enter the assembly line of the GM plant in Ramos Arizpe (Mexico), and Acura – the plant in Spring Hill (Tennessee). In addition, in the second half of the decade, several electric cars on the e: Architecture platform, the development of which is already headed by Honda, will be launched on the conveyor. Together, these cars will brighten up customer chagrin at the retirement of the hydrogen and hybrid versions of the Clarity sedan. True, the Americans will not be left without hydrogen (something will appear in return), since the official plan says:
“North America’s battery and fuel cell vehicle sales will reach 40% by 2030, 80% by 2035 and 100% by 2040.