Still in 2018, brand Honda e General Motors announced the partnership, which would result in two electric SUVs for the Japanese automaker. The first of these, eg Acura ZDX, was first seen during the Monterrey Car Week, in August. The second fruit of fellowship is Introduction of SUV Hondadetails that have recently been revealed.
In order not to overshadow the other product of the partnership, the ZDX, the Prologue will have a smaller battery, with 85 kWh. The ZDX, by comparison, will have 102 kWh lithium-ion batteries, for example. Available with one engine and front-wheel drive, or two engines and all-wheel drive, the Honda model will have 288 hp and 46 mkgf of torque, but in the version with two engines.
The Prologue will feature Ultium battery technology, developed by General Motors, just like its platform sibling, Chevrolet Blazer EV. Available in EX, Touring and Elite versions, the electric SUV can be equipped with 19-inch or 21-inch wheels. However, only the top-of-the-line version will have the option of a “sport” driving mode.
Honda Prologue covers 482 km on a single charge
Honda estimates a range of up to 300 miles (482 km) on a single charge, giving the Prologue a competitive edge against the competition. Still, however, the model only supports loads up to 155 kW, less than the Acura ZDX, which is capable of reaching 190 kW.
Inside, the interior is typical of Honda, with relative simplicity and the presence of physical buttons, something that is lacking these days. In addition, every Prologue will have an 11-inch screen on the instrument panel, as well as an 11.3-inch media center. The system also has wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and Google apps.
Finally, when it goes on sale in the US market, in 2024, the model will be in the range of US$40,000, equivalent to R$201,108 in direct conversion. The model is eagerly awaited in the North American market, as it will be the first fully electric Honda to be sold.
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