A new look for the Honda Ballade in 2017

Honda cars have a reputation for reliability and the latest Honda Ballade is no exception. With exciting updates and changes, the 2017 Ballade is definitely a looker. If you are considering finding a Honda Ballade for sale, Auto Mart offers great deals on used vehicles in South Africa.

honda ballade view from front

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What’s new in the Honda Ballade 2017?

The Honda Ballade 2017 features a sculptured grille which is complemented by striking headlights. Other upgrades include standard daytime running lights for all the models in this range. At the forefront of the range is the Executive model which now boasts comprehensive LED headlights.

Other adjustments to the Ballade’s design include refreshed bumpers and wheels. Not only will you notice changes to the exterior of these vehicles, the interior has been taken up a notch too. Changes to the cabin have enhanced the sophisticated and athletic style of the Ballade’s interior.

interior of the honda ballade

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While the trim grades are the same for all the models, manual transmission is no longer an option for the Executive variation. The Elegance model boasts a 17.8 touch-screen. Its reverse camera is a useful safety feature which makes parking safer and easier.

The Honda Ballade price starts at R238 800 and goes up to R307 200 for top-of-the-range variations. Colour options include Taffeta White, Carnelian Red and Modern Steel Metallic. Alabaster Silver Metallic is also available for the Ballad.

Ballade’s Premium Interior

A highlight of the Ballade Honda cars are its comfortable and stylish interior. The spacious interior provides plenty of room for the whole family. The electric windows are a convenient feature of this model. You can stay connected with Bluetooth. An optional Continuous Variable Transmission delivers a smooth and pleasurable ride without any additional effort.

Air conditioning maintains a pleasant temperature in the cabin. A highlight of the Honda Ballade 2017 models are the hands-free telephones system. An alarm and immobiliser protect the vehicle against theft. The vehicle can be customised to meet the unique requirements of the driver with the height adjustable driver’s seat and the tilt adjustable steering column.

honda ballade interior

Image source: Honda South Africa Website

Convenient storage options for this Honda for sale include six cup holders. Airbags protect the vehicle’s occupants if a collision takes place. The Anti-Lock Braking system supports the driver in emergency situations.

Other active safety features include Break Force Distribution and Emergency Break Assist. Vehicle Stability Assist improves the traction of your vehicle. This feature improves ride quality while improving safety at the same time. Taking off on inclines is easy with Hill Start Assist.

Honda Ballade models to choose from

Honda Ballade fans are spoilt for choice with three models to choose from. Options include the Trend, Elegance and Executive. The Trend model is equipped with a 1.5 i-VTEC engine with a choice of manual transmission or CVT.

The performance of the Trend Honda for sale is complemented by 15” steel wheels. The Elegance model takes the Trend’s features a step further. The Elegance variation is equipped with 15” alloy wheels. Body coloured side mirrors extend the striking lines of this model.

The shark fin antenna is an additional styling element of the Elegance model Honda cars. Front fog lights improve visibility during adverse weather conditions. A highlight of this model is its leather steering wheel.

the three honda ballades to choose from

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Further adjustments can be made with the telescopic steering column. Cruise control allows the driver to sit back, relax and enjoy the ride. Also note-worthy is the 7” touch-screen display.

At the top of the range is the Executive model. The Executive Honda Ballade for sale takes the exciting features of the Elegance variation to the next level. Its 16” alloy wheels give it a bold stance on the road. The luxurious interior boasts leather seats.

The chrome door handles enhance the exterior design of the Executive model. Its side mirrors boast integrated indicators. Convenient features of this model include smart keyless entry as well as an engine start/stop system.

For an overview of the Honda Ballade specifications, take a look at the table below.

1.5 Trend
Manual | CVT
1.5 Elegance
Manual | CVT
1.5 Executive
Displacement1 497 cc1 497 cc1 497 cc
Power88 kW @ 6 600 rpm88 kW @ 6 600 rpm88 kW @ 6 600 rpm
Torque145 Nm @ 4 600 rpm145 Nm @ 4 600 rpm145 Nm @ 4 600 rpm
(0 – 100 km/h)
9.6 seconds | 11.1 seconds9.6 seconds | 11.1 seconds11.1 seconds
Top Speed190 km/h190 km/h190 km/h
Combined Fuel Consumption5.9 litres / 100 km | 5.8 litres / 100 km5.9 litres / 100 km | 5.8 litres / 100 km5.8 litres / 100 km
Honda Ballade Price starting at:R 238 800 | R 254 200R 267 800 | R 283 200R 307 200

With a great makeover and stunning features, the Honda Ballade is definitely a contender for 2017. Be sure to visit Auto Mart and browse through the models available to find your perfect Honda Ballade for sale.

A new look for the Honda Ballade in 2017
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