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40 years of innovation and refinement

The 8th generation of a South African classic. Introducing the all-new Honda Ballade RS. The poise and elegance you’ve come to expect. The technology and reliability you have a right to demand with larger dimensions, superior quality, new technology and a sporty new exterior.

Features and design

Exterior

The sleek styling and bold stance of the All-New Ballade RS ups the ante in just about every way, creating an irresistible desire to get behind the wheel of Honda’s most exciting and advanced Ballade to date.

Advanced Lighting Technology

Fitted with Advanced full LED headlights accompanied by LED fog lights for optimal visibility.

Engine & Transmission

Combined with Honda’s latest iteration of the CVT transmission, the 1.5L i-VTEC powertrain achieves improved efficiency & reduced emissions, generating a power output of 89KW @ 6600r/min, and peak toque of 145Nm @ 4500r/min.

Technology

Smart entry with walk away auto locking, 8” Touchscreen infotainment system, electronic sunroof and an all-new intuitive 7” TFT multi information display unit.

Safety

Advance Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Front, Side & Curtain SRS airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchors.

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Specifications

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Ballade - 1.5 RS CVT
Engine
TypeDOHC i-VTEC 16-valve in-line 4 cylinderDOHC i-VTEC 16-valve in-line 4 cylinderDOHC i-VTEC 16-valve in-line 4 cylinder
Displacement (cm3)149814981498
Fuel Supply SystemPGM-Fi (Programmed Fuel Injection)PGM-Fi (Programmed Fuel Injection)PGM-Fi (Programmed Fuel Injection)
Power (kw @r/min)89/660089/660089/6600
Torque (Nm @r/min)145/4500145/4500145/4500
Limited Slip Differential---
Compression Ratio10,610,610,6
Bore and stroke (mm)73.0 x 89.573.0 x 89.573.0 x 89.5
CO2 emissions (g/km)131131131
Fuel TypeUnleaded PetrolUnleaded PetrolUnleaded Petrol
Performance
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)---
Maximum Speed---
Fuel Consumption (93/116/EC)
Combined (l/100km)5,55,55,5
Drive
Drive Wheels
Drive TypeFrontFrontFront
Transmission
Paddle shift gear selectoroo-
Clutch---
Gearbox typeCVTCVTCVT
Suspension
Type
FrontMcPherson StrutMcPherson StrutMcPherson Strut
RearTorsion BeamTorsion BeamTorsion Beam
Active Damper System---
Steering
Turning radius at body (m)5,05,05,0
Brakes
Type
FrontDiscDiscDisc
RearDrumDrumDrum
Wheels & Tyres
Wheel size
Front - Rear16" X 6J15" X 6J15" X 6J
Wheel TypeAlloyAlloyAlloy
Tyre Size
Front & Rear185/55R16185/60R15185/60R15
Spare wheelFull SizeTemp SpareTemp Spare
Dimensions & Capacities
Length overall (mm)456845684568
Width overall (mm)174817481748
Height overall (mm)146714671467
Wheelbase (mm)260026002600
Track/Tread (mm)
Front148414841484
Rear149514951495
Ground Clearance (mm)137137137
Tare Mass (kg)115311311129
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) (kg)158015801580
Maximum tow Mass (kg) - Trailer with / without brakesTowing Not AllowedTowing Not AllowedTowing Not Allowed
Boot capacity to window(l)
Seat Down (litres, VDA)---
Seat Up (litres, VDA)506506506
2ndand 3rdSeat Down (litres, VDA)---
Fuel Tank Capacity404040
Seating Capacity555
Exterior
Front grilleRSChrome Louver TypeChrome Louver Type
Body Coloured Door HandlesChromeBody ColouredBody Coloured
Body coloured side mirrorsBody ColouredBody ColouredBody Coloured
Body coulored bumpers
FrontRSNormalNormal
RearRSNormalNormal
Roof Rail---
Twin chrome exhaust outlets---
Tailgate spoiler---
Mudguards---
Comfort & Convenience
Seating and interior Styling
Seat MaterialLeatherFabricFabric
Adjustable Seats
Manual Height Adjust(driver)ManualManualManual
Electrically adjustable driver seat---
Electrically adjustable passenger seat---
Heated Seats
Driver---
Passenger---
Memory Function---
Armrestsooo
Lumbar support adjuster---
Chrome air vent rings---
Inside door handle silver---
Leather gear knoboo-
Aluminium style pedals---
Entertainment / Infotainment
Bluetooth®- Hands Free Telephone (HFT)ooo
Multi-information Displayooo
TFT digital driver interfaceo--
Audio System8" Touchscreen Audio8" Touchscreen AudioRadio AM/FM
Apple CarPlay compatibleoo-
Satellite Navigation---
Speakers
Frontx2x2x2
Rearx2x2x2
Tweetersx4x4-
Auxiliary audio connectionooo
USB connection (iPod)ooo
Storage
Honda Magic Seats---
One motion fold down rear seats---
Split folding rear seats (50/50)---
Split folding rear seats (60/40)---
Instruments and Controls
3-Mode driving system---
Electric Parking Brake (EPB)---
Engine 'Start' ButtonStart / Stop ButtonStart / Stop ButtonStart / Stop Button
Remote controlled engine starterooo
Steering column - height adjustableooo
Steering column - depth adjustable
Multi-function steering wheel
Multi-function steering wheelooo
MaterialLeatherLeatherUrethane
Audioooo
Cruise control with speed limiter---
Bluetooth®ooo
Air conditioning
Climate ControlAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Rear Ventilationooo
Panoramic roof with electric sunshade---
Rear roof shark fin antennaooo
Electric Windows
Frontooo
Rearooo
Auto up and downDriver OnlyDriver OnlyDriver Only
Cruise Controlooo
Side mirrors
Electricooo
Foldingooo
Electric keyless retractable---
Heated---
Reverse tilt (passenger side)ooo
Integrated indicatorsooo
Headlight adjusterManualManualManual
Interior auto dimming rear viewo--
Rear view camerao--
Parking Sensors
Front---
Rearx4x4-
Other
12V accessory socket---
Frontooo
Rear---
ECON mode buttonooo
Map lightsooo
Glove box light---
Ignition switch light---
Ambient lightooo
Trunk lightooo
Safety
Active Safety
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)ooo
Electronic Brake-force Distributionooo
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)---
Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA)ooo
Automatic brake hold---
Hill Start Assist (HSA)ooo
Agile Handling Assist (AHA)---
LaneWatch™---
Driver attention monitor---
Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)---
Headlight typeLEDHalogenHalogen
Emergency stop light system---
Highbeam Support System---
Active Cornering Lights (ACL)---
High-mounted brake lightooo
Auto headlightsooo
Head Light Auto off timer---
Auto dimming rear view mirror---
Fog Lights
FrontLEDHalogenHalogen
Rear---
Warning buzzer - Headlight onooo
Rain Sensing Windscreen Wipers---
Front intermittent wiper---
LED Day Time Running Lightsooo
Advanced Driver Assist System
CMBS (Collision Mitigation Breaking System)---
(LKAS) Lane Keeping Assist System---
Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low Speed Following (LSF)---
Lane Departure Warning---
Road Departure Mitigation (RDM)---
Forward Collision Warning---
Passive Safety
Advanced Compatibility Engineering body (ACE)ooo
Driver i-SRS Airbag (Continuously staged inflation)---
Dual front SRS airbag systemooo
Dual side SRS airbag systemooo
Dual curtain SRS airbag systemooo
Passenger airbag cut off switch---
Rear seat center passenger lap belt---
3-point ELR inertia-reel seat beltsooo
Seatbelt pre-tensioning system
Frontooo
Rear---
Height adjustable seatbelt anchorsooo
ISOFix child seat anchors -rearooo
Active head restraints (anti-whiplash) - front---
Seatbelt warningFront SeatsFront SeatsFront Seats
Warning light - door openooo
Warning light - boot openooo
Childproof door locks---
Security
Alarm systemooo
Rolling code ECU engine immobiliserooo
Remote keyless entrySmart Keyless Entryoo
Central lockingooo
Emergency boot lock access---
Remote boot releaseooo
Auto locking (motion sensing)ooo
Selective unlockingooo
High Security integrated audio system---
Keyless tailgate unlock---
Headlight and ignition key reminderooo
After Sales
Warranty (km)5years/200000km5years/200000km5years/200000km
Service plan (km)4years/60000km4years/60000km4years/60000km
Service intervals (km)15000km15000km15000km
AA Roadside Assist3 Year3 Year3 Year