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Used Honda Ballade Sale

The Honda Ballade is a South African motoring icon and since 1980, with only a brief 11-year absence from South African roads, has played a major part in all Used Honda Vehicle Sales. In fact, a Used Honda Ballade for Sale anywhere in the country over the years has been snapped up almost as quickly as it hits the sales floor. This is because it has proven reliability, its a trusted luxury Honda brand, and has numerous safety and convenience features which are commonly found in vehicles of a higher price bracket.

The History of the Honda Ballade in South Africa

The Honda Ballade is not one single model, but a number of different Honda cars which have been rebranded under the Ballade name. Only the first two generations of vehicles were based on an actual Ballade sold outside of South Africa, all further generations of Ballade have been based on either the Honda Civic Sedan or the Honda City Sedan.

5th Generation Honda Ballade
2011 – Today

Known as the 6th and 5th generation Honda City in all other markets except South Africa, the Honda Ballade version is in its 5th generation here at home. Although it was absent from South African roads for 11 years the Ballade name has always been a sign of reliability and good value and this still holds true today.

Model Variants and Trim Levels Include:

  • 1.5 Trend Manual
  • 1.5 Trend ManualCVT
  • 1.5 Elegance Manual
  • 1.5 Elegance CVT
  • 1.5 Executive CVT

Colour Options include Taffeta White, Carnelian Red Pearl, Alabaster Silver Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic.

Did You Know? The Honda Ballade marque was revived by a local subsidiary of Daimler-Benz in 2011. The reason for this is that they intended to market a more cost-effective vehicle other than the Mercedes-Benz models they already sold. The Ballade name was perceived to be more luxury branded than the original Civic Sedan on which the South African Ballade was going to be based. However, the Honda City was eventually decided on as the basis for all New South African Ballade models, but the name stuck and today the Ballade is once again one of Honda’s top-selling vehicles in the country.

5th Generation Honda Ballade at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L i-VTEC petrol
  • 1.5 L i-VTEC petrol
  • 1.8 L i-VTEC petrol
  • 1.5L i-DTEC petrol
  • Not all engine variants might be available in South Africa

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 5-speed automatic
  • 6-speed manual
  • 6-speed CVT
  • Not all transmission variants might be available in South Africa.

Wheelbase

  • 2,550 mm – 2,600 mm

Length

  • 4,420 mm – 4,442 mm

Width

  • 1,694 mm – 1,695 mm

Height

  • 1,470 mm – 1,477 mm

4th Generation Honda Ballade
1996 – 2000

In 1996 the Honda Civic Sedan on which the Honda Ballade was based received a major facelift and spec overhaul. These included all of the following changes, additions and upgrades:

  • A beverage holder was introduced into the cabin
  • Colour options were improved
  • The bonnet now included more pronounced grooved styling lines
  • A larger H-emblem on the grille was introduced
  • The bumpers were completely revised and updated
  • All Honda Ballade Luxline models included a Becker A7 radio/tape as standard
  • An anti-shock automatic gearbox on the Ballade 180i Luxline was introduced
  • Lightweight alloy wheels on the 180i and VTEC models were introduced

Did You Know? When the last fourth generation Honda Ballade was sold in 2000 it was the last vehicle sold under the Ballade name for 11 years in South Africa.

4th Generation Honda Ballade at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L petrol
  • 1.4 L petrol
  • 1.5 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,500 mm

Length

  • 4,229 mm

Width

  • 1,674 mm

Height

  • 1,359 mm

3rd Generation Honda Ballade
1987 – 1996

The third generation Honda Ballade was the first version to be based on the Honda Civic Sedan to be sold in South Africa.

Trim Levels Included:

  • The Honda Ballade GL
  • The Honda Ballade GLX

Did You Know? The generation of Honda Ballade was known on the streets of South Africa as the “DOHC”. It is still to this day one of the top-selling Honda vehicles ever sold in South Africa.

3rd Generation Honda Ballade at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L petrol
  • 1.4 L petrol
  • 1.5 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol

Transmission

  • 4-speed manual
  • 5-speed manual
  • 4-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,500 mm

Length

  • 4,229 mm

Width

  • 1,674 mm

Height

  • 1,359 mm

2nd Generation Honda Ballade
1983 – 1986

The second generation Honda Ballade in South Africa was also known by its more technical name of the Honda SC9. It was also popularly referred to as the “popup” due to its motorised eyelids which popped up when the main headlights were turned on. Like its predecessor, it went to become one of the top-selling vehicles of its time.

Did You Know? Due to the age of this vehicle, we at Group 1 Pre-owned do not stock it. If however, you have a yearning for the nostalgia of owning an older pre-owned Honda Ballade, then please contact us and we will try to assist you with sourcing one.

2nd Generation Honda Ballade at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L D-series petrol
  • 1.5 L D-series petrol

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,450 mm

Length

  • 4,160 mm

Width

  • 1,630 mm

Height

  • 1,385 mm

1st Generation Honda Ballade
1980 – 1983

Launched in 1980, the Honda Ballade quickly became a popular vehicle in the new luxury vehicle market that was establishing itself in South Africa. British Leyland also manufactured a version of this car which was known as the Triumph Acclaim. It was replaced in the United Kingdom by the Rover 200.

Did You Know? The name “Ballade” was taken from the French word for a ballad. The reason for this was twofold: Firstly it had an upmarket sound to it which appealed to the luxury vehicle market at which it was aimed. Secondly, the four-door Ballade sedan and the five-door hatchback Quintet represented a musical group within Honda’s branding and advertising plans.

1st Generation Honda Ballade at a Glance

Power Train

Engine

  • 1.3 L E-series petrol
  • 1.5 L E-series petrol

Transmission

  • 5-speed manual
  • 3-speed automatic

Wheelbase

  • 2,320 mm

Length

  • 4,095 mm

Width

  • 1,600 mm

Height

  • 1,345 mm

Used Honda Ballade Prices

The Used Honda Ballade Prices on our website and showroom floors are determined by a number of factors, with one of the most important being our commitment to offering the best quality Used Ballade for Sale at the best possible Used Ballade Price. Other factors which will influence the Price of a Used Honda Ballade include, but are not limited to:

  • The age (year model) and generation of the vehicle in question
  • The Trim level of the vehicle
  • Any additional features which have been added to the vehicle
  • The mechanical condition of the vehicle*
  • The physical condition of the car
  • The mileage of the vehicle
  • The availability of any remaining time on a service plan
  • The availability of any remaining time the manufacturer’s warranty

*Please note that we only sell used vehicles which have been thoroughly checked and tested by our own teams of highly qualified automotive technicians. Everything from the engine to the electrical system is checked before we make any vehicle available for sale to the public.

To find out more about the Used Honda Ballade Prices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and other areas of South Africa please contact us at any one of the following Group 1 Pre-owned Showrooms:

Find a Used Honda Ballade in the Western Cape

The popular Honda Ballade is a regular sight on the roads of the Western Cape, and with showrooms in Kuils River (just outside of Cape Town), Stellenbosch and Knysna there is always going to be a quality Used Honda Ballade waiting for you in the Western Cape.

Group 1 Pre-owned in Kuils River
Tel:
021 900 5200

Group 1 Pre-owned in Stellenbosch
Tel:
021 887 6900

Group 1 Pre-owned in Knysna
Tel:
044 302 2600

Find a Used Honda Ballade in Gauteng

With two showrooms in Johannesburg to choose from and nationwide delivery of all New and Used Vehicles purchased from us, it will be easy finding a Used Honda Ballade for Sale in Gauteng which is right for you!

Group 1 at The Glen
Tel:
010 593 4393

Group 1 in Midrand
Tel: 011 312 2678

Find a Used Honda Ballade in the Eastern Cape

You can now find the perfect Used Honda Ballade for Sale in the Eastern Cape at one of two showrooms in P.E. and Uitenhage!

Group 1 in Port Elizabeth
Tel:
041 994 1800

Group 1 in Uitenhage
Tel:
041 994 1800

Please note that all of the Used Honda Ballade for Sale on this page are eligible for nationwide vehicle delivery.

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