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Honda's First EVs: Acura ZX and Honda Prolog with SavageGeese

Honda's First EVs: Acura ZX and Honda Prolog with SavageGeese
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In this video from SavageGeese, the team delves into the world of electric vehicles with a focus on the Acura ZX and Honda prolog. Now, I know what you're thinking, "Why would Honda partner with GM for their first EVs?" Well, it turns out Honda didn't want to waste their time and money on a lackluster first-generation EV. They wanted something competitive, something that could hold its own in the market. And who better to turn to than General Motors, the folks behind the impressive ultium architecture?

You see, the prolog and the ZDX are both built on GM platforms. The prolog takes inspiration from the Blazer EV, while the ZDX draws from the Cadillac Lyriq. But here's the interesting part: Honda didn't just slap their badge on these cars and call it a day. No, they worked closely with GM to ensure that these vehicles still had that signature Acura feel. They wanted the driving experience to be true to the brand, even if it meant tweaking some variables in the GM-built systems.

Now, I must admit, the interior is where things get a bit GM-heavy. You can spot bits and pieces from various GM models, like the HVAC system from a GMC Denali and the head unit from a Cadillac. But fear not, Acura fans, there is a new audio system in the works that will be exclusive to Acura products. So, while the partnership with GM may raise some eyebrows, Honda is confident that most customers won't even notice or care about the underlying architecture.

But let's talk about the bigger picture here. Honda already has an EV in Japan, but it's not suitable for the US market. And that's where the prolog and the ZDX come in. These vehicles are just a stopgap until Honda releases their next generation of EVs in 2030. It's a smart move, really. By waiting, Honda can ensure that the charging infrastructure is better developed, that the technology has evolved, and that they can offer a more refined and advanced product to their customers. It's a conservative approach, but one that could pay off in the long run.

So, what's the verdict? Well, if you're an Acura enthusiast who doesn't mind the GM partnership, you might just find yourself liking the prolog or the ZDX. They may not be true Honda products, but they still have that Acura touch. And with the promise of more exciting EVs to come, it's an interesting time for both Acura and the wider industry. So, buckle up, folks, because the future of EVs is just getting started.

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Viewer Reactions for Honda Prologue and Acura ZDX | First Look Discussion

  • Cars are not keys on a piano; driving is an experience.
  • Mark's contribution to the product is not positive.
  • The partnership between Honda and GM is seen as a reversal of roles.
  • The conservative approach of Honda is questioned.
  • Concerns about the genericization of EVs.
  • Disappointment in Honda's partnership with GM.
  • The future of EVs is compared to appliances/gadgets.
  • Mixed opinions on the design of the Acura ZDX.
  • Honda's partnership with GM is seen as a shame.
  • Honda's lack of development and conservative approach are criticized.
Honda's First EVs: Acura ZX and Honda Prolog with SavageGeese
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Honda's First EVs: Acura ZX and Honda Prolog with SavageGeese
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Honda's First EVs: Acura ZX and Honda Prolog with SavageGeese
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Honda's First EVs: Acura ZX and Honda Prolog with SavageGeese
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