Honda fans, your long watch is over: A Honda electric vehicle is finally on its way. The 2024 Prologue finally breaks the long-range EV seal for Honda, but purists should know that isn't a solo effort from the Japanese automaker. Underpinning the Prologue is GM's BEV3 platform and Ultium batteries, which makes this more of a duet. That's the same flexible platform that many of GM's electric vehicles ride on, from the Cadillac Lyriq to the forthcoming Chevrolet Blazer EV. If this sounds familiar, it's because Acura is doing the same thing with its upcoming ZDX electric SUV as well.
Honda tells us that while the parts might be shared underneath, the so-called "top hat" above it is unique. That means the body, styling and interior are all designed by Honda. Except for the physical screens on the dashboard — as those are shared with some Chevrolet products — the software is all Honda.
The Prologue is set to do battle in the heart of the electric SUV segment against established mainstays like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E and Tesla Model Y.