As GM Authority has covered extensively in the past, GM and Honda have formed a strategic alliance in North America to produce a range of new, affordable electric vehicles set to utilize GM Ultium batteries and GM Ultium drive motors. That includes the up-and-coming Honda Prologue EV, which was recently caught testing alongside another all-electric crossover, namely the new Chevy Blazer EV.
The EV crossover convoy was spotted returning to GM’s Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan. Interestingly, in addition to the Honda Prologue EV and Chevy Blazer EV, the convoy also included examples of the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4.
Honda teased the exterior design of the new Honda Prologue EV late last month. The upcoming Honda crossover is expected to be roughly similar to the Chevy Blazer EV in terms of exterior dimensions. Although it’s covered in black-and-white camouflage, the Honda Prologue EV prototype featured here does show similar design features as the teaser, including a smoothed-out, horizontally oriented front fascia, large six-spoke alloy wheels, a relatively high belt line, and angular rear hatch section. The prototype also appears to be wearing some placeholder lights.
As for what’s under the skin, the Honda Prologue EV is expected to run the same GM Ultium battery and GM Ultium drive motors as the Chevy Blazer EV. However, while the Chevy Blazer EV is offered with front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, and rear-wheel drive, the Honda Prologue EV will likely not offer the rear-wheel option, unless the Japanese automaker decides to develop a sportier Type S or Type R model variant.
As a reminder, the base-model, front-wheel drive Chevy Blazer EV offers 247 miles of driving range, while the larger battery option bumps that rating to 320 miles in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants. GM is also offering the Chevy Blazer EV SS, which runs all-wheel drive and produces 557 horsepower and 648 pound-feet of torque, which is enough for a sprint to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds and a range-per-charge of 290 miles.
For now, the Honda Prologue EV is expected to launch in 2024, with production likely taking place at the GM Ramos Arizpe plant in Mexico.