Electric SUV based on GM Ultium platform spotted

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A prototype for the upcoming Honda Prologue has been noticed for the primary time.

The Prologue is an electrical SUV first introduced in 2021 and designed round Common Motors’ Ultium platform. It is due on sale as a 2024 model, which means we’ll probably see it begin gross sales subsequent 12 months.

GM is dealing with growth and also will be accountable for manufacturing which is anticipated to happen on the automaker’s plant in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico. The plant is the place the Chevrolet Blazer and Equinox are constructed, and it is the place upcoming electrical variations of the 2 GM fashions may even be constructed.

The lately revealed 2024 Chevy Blazer EV is an efficient indication of the dimensions and form of the Prologue. A comparability of the Prologue prototype with the Blazer EV reveals similarities just like the facet home windows stretching from the A-pillar proper as much as the C-pillar. The place of the facet mirrors and door handles can also be a match.

Honda is accountable for the tuning of the Prologue’s dealing with and the car’s styling, inside and outside. The automaker in Could launched a teaser sketch of the Prologue whose design seems to have a cleaner aesthetic than the Blazer EV.

2024 Honda Prologue and 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2024 Honda Prologue and 2024 Chevrolet Blazer EV – Photograph credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

We have no specs for the Prologue however the Blazer EV will likely be provided with the selection of three battery sizes whose vary will span from 247 to 320 miles. We additionally know there will likely be a sporty Blazer EV SS model packing 557 hp and 667 lb-ft of torque.

The Blazer EV will begin at $44,995. It is probably the Honda may have an analogous beginning determine.

The Prologue will likely be Honda’s first mass-market EV for the North American market (Honda beforehand talked about gross sales estimates of 70,000 models yearly), and the primary Honda EV bought right here for the reason that unloved Readability Electrical was discontinued after 2019.

There may even be an Acura electrical SUV based mostly on the Ultium platform and sharing a manufacturing web site with the Cadillac Lyriq. The Acura, which can be referred to as an ADX, can also be due for the 2024 model 12 months.

Following the launch of the Prologue, Honda plans to start manufacturing of EVs based mostly on its in-house e:Structure platform in 2026. A line of inexpensive EVs based mostly on an extra platform co-developed with GM as a part of an prolonged collaboration between the 2 firms will comply with in 2027. Globally, Honda plans to launch 30 EVs by 2030—together with two sports activities vehicles.

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