Honda’s Ballade singing a fresh tune

  • Daytime lights standard across the range
  • Interior finishes and detail improvements
  • Higher spec for Executive models
SLEEKER HONDA BALLADE: The long-time favourite has had a makeover for 2017. Image: Honda / Quickpic
SLEEKER HONDA BALLADE: The long-time favourite has had a makeover for 2017. Image: Honda / Quickpic

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Honda Southern Africa has updated its Ballade sedan and so refreshed one of the longest-running car badges in South Africa.

And one of the most respected among family sedans – no doubt enhanced by the 200 000km warranty that comes with the new car..

The cars have a redesigned nose and tail bumpers, a revised grille and new wheel-rim designs which, Honda believes, “emphasise the compact sedan’s sleek, aerodynamic shape and add a fresh look, especially to the front”.

CABIN QUALITY DEFINED: Leather and fine finishes distinguish the 2017 Honda Ballade. Image: Honda / Quickpic
CABIN QUALITY DEFINED: Leather and fine finishes distinguish the 2017 Honda Ballade. Image: Honda / Quickpic

Daytime running lights are now fitted to all models and the flagship Executive gets diode headlights.

Cabin surfaces, materials and finishes have been updated, Honda says, to be “smarter, sportier and more user-friendly” but still with the traditional Honda focus on overall quality.

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The Executive also has fully-auto aircon, leather upholstery, a smart keyless-entry system and engine start/stop button. IsoFix child seat anchors are now fitted to all models.

Four colours are waiting – white, two silver metallic, and red. (Prices below the image.)

FAR CRY FROM THE ORIGINAL: That was back in the 1980's and since then Honda has continued to build some of the best family cars in the world. Image: Honda / Quickpic
FAR CRY FROM THE ORIGINAL: That was back in the 1980’s and since then Honda has continued to build some of the best family cars in the world. Image: Honda / Quickpic

PRICES
Honda Ballade 1.5 Trend – R238 800
Honda Ballade 1.5 Trend CVT – R254 200
Honda Ballade 1.5 Elegance – R267 800
Honda Ballade 1.5 Elegance CVT – R283 200
Honda Ballade 1.5 Executive CVT – R307 200

Prices include a five-year or 200 000 km warranty, a four-year or 60 000 km service plan and three years’ AA Roadside Assistance.

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