New Video Previews Styling for All-New Honda Prologue Battery Electric SUVHonda World & Concepts Aug 1st, 2022
Honda today released a new video showcasing how its Los Angeles-based Honda Design team led the exterior and interior styling of the all-new Prologue battery electric SUV launching in 2024.
Project leader Jiro Ikeda leveraged his 30-years of design experience to assemble a team of talented young designers to develop an SUV motif that is modern and fresh, with clean and simple surface lines – imagined as “Neo-Rugged.”
“Designing the first volume Honda electric vehicle gave us more freedom than a vehicle with an internal combustion engine, and we can stretch our imagination, especially in styling the front-end,” said Sang-Hyuk Ahn, a four-year exterior designer at Honda. “We envisioned Prologue with a longer wheelbase, shorter overhang, and capable tires to create sporty proportions and a stronger stance.”
Additionally, the Prologue is the first Honda model designed primarily through virtual reality visualization technology, used by the team to envision Prologue in different environments and to accelerate cross-collaboration between Honda styling teams in the U.S. and Japan.
“We were able to see Prologue in digital environments that truly resemble the real world,” said Marco Tan, VR and CG designer with Honda Design. “By simulating and evaluating colours, materials, and even lighting in a virtual 3D environment we were able to explore possibilities that took styling to a higher level.”
Prologue styling suggests an adventure-ready SUV that delivers engaging everyday driving and fun weekend getaways with a strong hint of the well-received Honda e in the front fascia. More details on the Prologue will be released in the coming months with customers encouraged to sign up for updates at https://www.honda.ca/en/future-vehicles/prologue.