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Upcoming Ford Mustang Mach-E Rival, Honda Prologue, Spotted Undisguised

Ford rival Honda outlined a $40 billion electric vehicle plan in 2022. As part of its EV agenda, the Honda Prologue will soon be introduced as a competitor against the Ford Mustang Mach-E. Recently, Ford Authority photographers spotted one in public without any camouflage for the first time.

Honda Prologue side view

This Honda Prologue appears to be close to production spec, and the only concealed element is that of its Honda badge on the grille. It features production lighting elements, and is likely very representative of what will make it to the version of the vehicle that finally rolls off the assembly line.

Now, the Honda Prologue has a bit of an interesting history. In fact, the EV crossover is being developed by a joint effort between Honda and Ford’s crosstown rival, General Motors, as part of a partnership between the two entities that was formed back in 2020. As such, it rides on GM’s BEV3 platform, which underpins the Cadillac Lyriq and Chevrolet Blazer EV. However, the Prologue’s platform is more specifically derived from that of the latter. It will likely feature either a FWD or AWD layout, and will source its power from Ultium motors developed by GM.

Honda Prologue

Meanwhile, Honda’s luxury arm, Acura, will get its own version of the Honda Prologue EV, known as the Acura RDX, as reported by our sister publication GM Authority.

Honda could stand to benefit from offering a Ford Mustang Mach-E rival in the EV crossover space. As it stands right now, the Mustang Mach-E tends to attract former owners of other makes, particularly Toyota, Tesla and Honda, who are in the market for an EV crossover. The Prologue could prevent more turncoats from joining The Blue Oval family,

We’ll have more on the Mach-E soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Mustang Mach-E news, and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Alexandra is a Colorado-based journalist with a passion for all things involving horsepower, be it automotive or equestrian.

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  1. GetReal

    GM garbage, pure and simple. Honda ought to be ashamed of themselves for this. They’ll regret the day they ever got in bed with General Morons.

    1. Henry H

      Why? The build great cars.

  2. Mark B

    Surely, with the advent of multiuse EV platforms, other manufacturers seem to be quickly proliferating many more product variants than Ford at this point. For non-commercial use they have the Mach-e and the Lightening Pickup, they should be expanding the use of these platforms into other models. The Koreans are really getting out ahead in this area.

  3. Michael Franchy

    Seems very Ford Edge-like in appearance

  4. Drew Ford Retiree

    It looks like a re-badged Blazer EV… akin to when Honda re-badged an Isuzu Rodeo to make the 1st Passport.

    So, history repeats itself. When Honda needs to fill a market segment quickly (a segment they stubbornly refused to acknowledge), they rely on re-badging from a competitor to bide time until Honda can develop their own internal competence.

  5. Bob M

    A four door sedan. Apples and Oranges.

    1. RichG

      Yep. It’s ridiculous to call that a “rival.”

  6. Henry H

    Don’t understand the point of making an EV, FWD. Automatically, the Mach-e has an advantage over this car. Also, I assume no frunk since the motor will be on the front.

  7. Ford Owner

    If it is built in Tennessee by GM with U.S. parts, is it American? No, becsuse the brand owner is Japanese. So a Ford built in China is American, too. As for the Mach-E, it is totally American because Mexico is in America.

    1. Anonymous

      A Honda, built in the US, with US parts and labor who in turn put their wages back in to the US economy, is way more American. A Ford built in China, using Chinese labor and parts, putting their profit and wages back in to the Chinese economy, is not benefitting America hardly at all regardless of the badge on the car.


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