The next-generation Honda City/Ballade has been revealed in Thailand. Here's all you need to know about the compact sedan.
While it doesn't appear to have changed dramatically on the outside, the Honda Ballade is said to be inspired by the 10th-generation of Honda Accord. There are LED DRLs, 15-inch alloy wheels and it looks reasonably fresh and modern. The red car you see in these photos is what Honda is calling RS trim. It has been given some sporty touches like LED headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, aggressive body kit and a few RS badges here and there.
Powering this new Honda Ballade is a new 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder motor which develops 90 kW and 173 Nm. Power goes to the front wheels via a CVT and it is said to consume around 4.2 L/100 km. There are paddle shifters on the steering wheel as well as cruise control. There's also Android Auto/Apple CarPlay connectivity. In terms of safety specification, the Honda Ballade is comprehensively covered with 6 airbags, ABS, EBD, stability control, hill-start assist as well as a rearview camera.
At this stage, there's no confirmation from Honda South Africa regarding the availability of this new Honda Ballade.