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.
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.
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,