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Ballade Elegance

Ballade Elegance

Design. Technology. Comfort.

Combining a luxurious, sleek form with touch screen display, multi-function steering wheel, vehicle stability assist and many more intelligent features. Passenger comfort meets a dynamic driving experience in the well-rounded Honda Ballade Elegance.

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Exterior Features

an elegant looking front

An elegant looking front

The unmistakable refreshed front-end styling accentuates the attractive and aggressive solid chrome wing face. The shaping is both elegant and robust with aerodynamics that sharpen performance and improve fuel economy.

alloy wheels

Alloy wheels

15” Diamond cut alloy wheels not only add to the dynamic and sporty look of the Ballade, but hug the road for added traction, safety and performance.

electronic folding mirrors

Electronic folding mirrors

Whether you’re parking in a tight spot or in a busy public area, Electronic Folding Mirrors ensure safety and convenience, with no added effort from the driver.

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Shark fin antenna

When it comes to perfecting aerodynamics, nature knows best. Underpinning its crisp, sleek styling, the Elegance comes with an unobtrusive shark fin antenna.


Interior Features

touch technology

Touch technology

Scroll, slide and pinch the 7” Touch Screen Display in the Ballade Elegance. Integrated with the Multifunction Steering Wheel, the Touch Screen Display not only lets you control your audio system and GPS navigation, but links with Smartphone apps, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB.

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Keep your hands on the wheel

Control your surroundings with the Multifunction Steering Wheel. It allows you to control Audio, Cruise Control and Bluetooth, and houses the paddle shifts for CVT.

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Rear view camera

Reversing is a breeze with the Multi-angle Rear View Camera. Dynamic Guidance lines on the 7” Touch Screen Display ensure safe, precision parking, every time.

telescopic steering adjustment

Telescopic steering adjustment

The Elegance comes standard with an adjustable, telescopic steering column, making it easy to find the optimal steering position from where to command the Ballade Elegance.

Safety Features

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Stop Safely with ABS, EBD and EBA

With Anti-Lock Breaking System, Break Force Distribution, and Emergency Break Assist, the Ballade comes with standard features that help reduce speed as quickly and safely as possible in an emergency. Not only can you stop fast, but with a fully controllable and stable vehicle.

advanced vehicle stability assist

Smooth and Stable

With Vehicle Stability Assist, your Ballade is always working to keep maximum traction on the road. Not only making the drive smooth and comfortable, but more importantly increasing vehicle control and overall safety.

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Going up

With Hill Start Assist, the risk of rolling backwards during a stationary uphill start is reduced dramatically. The Ballade makes safe, stable driving as simple as possible.

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6 Airbags

Accidents happen, but the Ballade front, side and curtain airbags are ready to protect you. Combined with Anti-Whiplash Headrests and Seatbelt Load Limiters that reduce pressure on the chest, safety is the Ballade’s priority.




Elegance MT

Elegance CVT

Type Water cooled SOHC i-VTEC 16 valve in-line 4 Water cooled SOHC i-VTEC 16 valve in-line 4
Displacement (cm3) 1497 1497
Fuel supply system PGM-Fi (Programmed fuel) PGM-Fi (Programmed fuel)
Electronic throttle control DBW (Drive-by-wire) DBW (Drive-by-wire)
Power (kW @ r/min) 88//6600 88//6600
Torque (Nm @ r/min) 145/4600 145/4600
Valves per cylinder 4 4
Catalytic converter 3-way 3-way
Compression ratio 10.3 10.3
Bore and stroke (mm) 73.0 x 89.4 73.0 x 89.4
Exhaust system 3-way catalytic converter 3-way catalytic converter
CO2 emmissions (g/km) 140 137
Recommended fuel rating 95 Octane 95 Octane





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Elegance CVT

Acceleration (0-100km/h) 9.6 11.1
Maximum speed (km/h) 190 190
Fuel consumption (93/116/EC) ~ ~
- Combined (l/100km) 5.9 5.8





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Elegance CVT

Drive wheels: ~ ~
- Drive type front front





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Elegance CVT

Gearbox type 5 speed manual CVT with Paddle Shift



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Elegance CVT

Type ~ ~
- Front McPherson strut McPherson strut
- Rear Torsion beam axle Torsion beam axle





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Elegance CVT

Type Electric Power Steering Electric Power Steering
Turning radius at body (m) 5.61 5.61
Turns, lock to lock 3 3





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Elegance CVT

Type ~ ~
- Front (mm) 262mm ventilated discs 262mm ventilated discs
- Rear (mm) 200mm drums 200mm drums





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Elegance CVT

Wheel size - 15" x5.5JJ 15" x5.5JJ
Wheel type alloy alloy
Tyre size - ~ ~
- Front 175/65R15 175/65R15
- Rear 175/65R15 175/65R15
Spare wheel full full
Alloy wheels o o





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Elegance CVT

Length overall (mm) 4455 4455
Width overall (mm) - excluding door mirror 1694 1694
Height overall (mm) - excluding antenna top 1477 1477
Wheelbase (mm) 2600 2600
Track / Tread (mm) ~ ~
- Front 1492 1492
- Rear 1481 1481
Ground clearance (mm) 150.1 150.1
Tare mass (kg) 1060 1078
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) (kg) 1475 1500
Maximum tow mass (kg) - trailer with / without brakes 800/450 800/450
Boot capacity to window (l) - ~ ~
seat up (litres, VDA) 510 510
Fuel tank capacity (l) 40 40
Seating capacity 5 5





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Elegance CVT

Front grille Chrome Chrome
Body coloured door handles o o
Body coloured side mirrors o o
Body coloured bumpers ~ ~
- Front o o
- Rear o o
Micro antenna o o





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Elegance CVT

Seating and Interior Styling ~ ~
Seat material Fabric Fabric
Seat trim black black
Seats 5 5
Floor mats o o
Adjustable seats ~ ~
- Lever type o o
Armrests o o
Entertainment / Infotainment ~ ~
Bluetooth® - Hands Free Telephone (HFT) o o
Multi-information display o o
Onboard computer o o
Trip computer o o
Front loading single CD/ RDS radio sound system CD, Radio and MP3 7" touch screen display CD, Radio and MP3 7" touch screen display
MP3/WMA compatibility o o
Speakers x8 x8
- Front x4 x4
- Rear x4 x4
- Tweeters x4 x4
USB connection (iPod) o o
Storage ~ ~
Cupholders x6 x6
Seat back pockets: ~ ~
- Passenger o o
Instruments and Controls ~ ~
Steering column- height adjustable o o
Multi-function steering wheel o Audio o Audio
- Material Leather Leather
- Audio o o
- Cruise control o o
- Bluetooth® o o
Air conditioning manual manual
- Dust and pollen filter o o
Rear roof shark fin antenna o o
Electric windows ~ ~
- Front o o
- Rear o o
- Auto up and down Driver Driver
Cruise control o o
Side mirrors ~ ~
- Electric o o
- Folding o o
Other ~ ~
12V accessory socket ~ ~
- Front o o
Boot lid release - remote key / internal release o o
Remote fuel flap opener o o
Map lights o o
Ambient lights o o
Trunk light o o





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Elegance CVT

Active Safety ~ ~
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) o o
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) o o
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) o o
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) o o
Hill Start Assist (HSA) o o
Headlight type halogen halogen
Motion adaptive electric power steering o o
High-mounted brake light o o
Fog lights ~ ~
- Front o o
Warning buzzer - headlight on o o
Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) ~ ~
Passive Safety ~ ~
Dual front SRS airbag system x2 x2
Dual side SRS airbag system x2 x2
Dual curtain SRS airbag system x2 x2
3-point ELR inertia-reel seat belts o o
Height adjustable seatbelt anchors o o
Active head restraints (anti-whiplash) - front o o
Warning light - door open o o
Warning light - boot open o o





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Elegance CVT

Alarm system o o
Rolling code ECU engine immobiliser remote remote
Remote keyless entry o o
Central locking o o
Remote boot release o o
Auto locking (motion sensing) o o
Selective locking o o





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Elegance CVT

Warranty (km) 5years/200000km 5years/200000km
Service plan (km) 4years/60000km 4years/60000km
Service intervals (km) 15000km 15000km
AA Road Side Assistance 3 Years 3 Years




Model RangeModel DerivativeBase Price (Manual)Base Price (Automatic)
Ballade Ballade 1.5 Trend R246 000 R261 800
Ballade Ballade 1.5 Elegance R275 800 R291 600
Ballade Ballade 1.5 Executive - R316 400


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