September 20, 2011
Holden's All New Barina
Holden will launch an all-new Barina hatch today bringing our strong and sporty design language, must-have technology and five-star safety to the light-car segment.
Barina has a proud history over 26-years in Australia but it’s also a truly global vehicle and will be sold in over 60 countries as the Chevrolet Aveo and Sonic.
Executive Director, Sales Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth said the high standard specification would make Barina a standout in the competitive light car segment.
“The new-generation Barina has taken a huge leap forward,” John said.
Standard features on the all-new Barina include Bluetooth and Bluetooth audio streaming, USB input and iPod connectivity, steering wheel controls, cruise control and follow me home headlamps as well as clever interior storage options.
“Holden’s design influence is instantly recognisable with dynamic looks and the strong road presence that we’re famous for,” he said.
“The Holden DNA isn’t limited to Barina’s exterior design, it’s also obvious in the internal design and smart packaging, on-road performance and safety.”
Boasting a spirited 85kW 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, the Barina has one of the largest powertrains in its segment. The Barina is equipped with a standard 5-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select.
Barina shares impressive safety credentials with its Commodore and Cruze siblings, recently receiving the maximum five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
Safety features on the all-new car include driver, front passenger, front side and curtain airbags, dual front seatbelt pretensioners, seatbelt reminders, Electronic Stability Control, a collapsible pedal release system and head restraints for all seats.
“We think Barina is everything a light car buyer is looking for today: it’s very sharply priced, it has a five-star ANCAP rating and includes standard features you’d expect in much more expensive cars,” John said.
Holden Barina hatch is launching with a driveaway price of just $16,990 with a manual transmission. The new generation Holden Barina will go on sale around Australia from November.
Barina Hatch Recommended Retail Pricing
Barina Hatch with 5-speed manual transmission $15,990
Barina Hatch with 6-speed automatic transmission $17,990