Honda Ballade represents an important milestone for Honda South Africa. After all, the Ballade was responsible for establishing Honda as a passenger car brand in SA, and cementing its reputation for class-leading style, performance, quality and unrivaled customer satisfaction.
The original Ballade was launched in South Africa in 1982, and it quickly became an iconic model that competed well above its class in terms of both style and substance. The all-new Ballade takes the concept to an entirely new level.
In a first for this segment, the Ballade takes active safety to new heights by incorporating Honda’s Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) as standard equipment, thus providing the full spectrum of traction and stability control for optimum driving safety in all conditions. This is bolstered by the latest-generation ABS braking system with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA).
Aesthetically, the 2017 Ballade benefits from redesigned front and rear bumpers, a revised grille, and new wheel designs. The changes emphasize the compact sedan’s sleek, aerodynamic shape, and add a fresh, contemporary look, especially to the front of the car.
The focus on advanced technology has also filtered through to the engine. The Ballade employs the renowned 1,5-litre i-VTEC unit also found in the award-winning Jazz. Producing a credible 88 kW of power at 6 600 r/min and an equally impressive 145 Nm of torque at 4 800 r/min, the Ballade rewards with eager performance – around town and on the open road.
Entry level ‘Comfort’ specification is high and includes a tilt-adjustable multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, front and rear electric windows, electrically adjustable door mirrors, manual air conditioning with cabin filter, flat-folding rear seats (60/40 split) and a trip computer, as well as a full-featured four-speaker audio system with RDS-compatible CD receiver with integrated USB and MP3 auxiliary connection.
Daytime running lights are now standard across the entire Honda Ballade range, enhancing visibility and further emphasizing the contemporary front-end styling of the sedan. The flagship Executive model gains LED headlights as standard.
The Executive version is fitted with ergonomically efficient, fully automatic air-conditioning, leather seats and is also equipped with a smart keyless entry system and engine start/stop button, further boosting safety and convenience. For enhanced child safety, ISOFIX child seat tethers are now fitted across all Ballade models.
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)
- Hill Start Assist (HSA)
- Remote keyless entry
- LED Daytime Running Lights
- 7” Touchscreen Display with CD
- Electric Windows – Driver Up / Down Auto
- Multi-functional Steering Wheel
- Rear-view Camera
- 1.5i-VTEC- 88kW, 145Nm
- 3-way catalytic convertor
- Fuel tank capacity- 40l
- Luggage space- 510l
- CO2 emmissions (g/km)- 140
|FEATURES||1.5 TREND||1.5 TREND CVT||1.5 ELEGANCE||1.5 ELEGANCE CVT||1.5 EXECUTIVE|
|Engine CC||1497 cm3|
|Engine size and detail||1.5|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Power KW||88 kW|
|Power Revs||6600 rpm|
|Torque NM||145 Nm|
|Torque Revs||4600 rpm|
|Fuel per 100km - average||5.9 Litres||5.8 Litres||5.9 Litres||5.8 Litres|
|CO2||140 g/Km||137 g/Km||140 g/Km||137 g/Km|
|Fuel Range||678 Km||690 Km||678 Km||690 Km|
|Max Speed||185 Kph||190 Kph||185 Kph||190 Kph|
|Driven Wheels Quantity||2|
|SAFTEY & SECURITY|
|Front Side Airbag||Standard|
|Front Passenger Airbag||Standard|
|Remote Central Locking||Remote|
|Electric Windows||Front & Rear|
|High-Level Brake Light|
|Tyre Size - Front||175/65 R15||185/55 R16|
|Tyre Size - Rear||175/65 R15||185/55 R16|
|Ground Clearance||150 mm|
|Load Volume / Capacity||536 Litre or dm3|
|Kerb Weight||1054 Kg||1072 Kg||1060 Kg||1078 Kg||1081 Kg|
|Gross Weight||1475 Kg||1500 Kg||1475 Kg||1500 Kg|
|Tank Capacity||40 Litres|
|No. of Doors||4|
|No. of Seats||5|
|Warranty Period||3 Years|
|Service Period||4 Years|
|Service Plan||60000 Km|
|Service Intervals||15000 Km|
|MODEL||1.5 TREND||1.5 TREND CVT||1.5 ELEGANCE||1.5 ELEGANCE CVT||1.5 EXECUTIVE|
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