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2nd February, 2012

Holden’s Barina has been boosted by the introduction of an all-new sedan variant to sit alongside the existing hatch model, expanding the appeal of the South Korean manufactured small car.

Like the Barina hatchback, the new sedan boasts strong, sporty Holden design language, must-have technology and five-star safety, wrapped in a city-friendly light car package.

Both the Barina 4-door sedan and the 5-door hatch deliver suitable ride and handling characteristics, sporty design, as well as roominess and an impressive list of standard features.

Holden’s Executive Director for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth, said the Barina sedan will be an excellent addition to the range.

“The Barina hatch has been a great success for Holden since it launched in November last year, recording very strong sales,” Mr Elsworth said.

“Now the addition of the sedan variant adds a new dimension of practicality and flexibility to the Barina range. Offering 502 litres of boot space, while maintaining the excellent driving characteristics, style and standard equipment of the hatch, I'm sure the sedan will continue to build on the Barina's popularity.”

With sporty and contemporary styling, the Holden Barina sedan is not merely a stretched version of the hatch. The design process has delivered a number of characteristics that contribute to a more upscale presence than some 4-door vehicles in this category.

Its short, compact boot lid is matched to the car's overall proportions, while the taillamps on the Barina sedan carry a dual-element lens, with white and red highlights. The result is a more upscale appearance.

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The extra practicality of the sedan is highlighted by the spacious boot, offering a storage capacity of 502 litres which is amongst the best in the segment.

Like the hatch, Barina sedan features a level of standard equipment that is rare in the light car segment, including Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, USB input and iPod connectivity, steering wheel controls, cruise control and ‘follow me home’ headlights, as well as clever interior storage options.

Boasting the same lively 85 kW, 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine as the hatch, the Barina sedan has one of the largest engines in the segment and blends spirited performance with competitive fuel economy. Barina sedan is equipped with a standard 5-speed manual or optional 6-speed automatic transmission with Active Select.

Holden Barina sedan shares impressive safety credentials with its Barina hatch, Commodore and Cruze siblings, receiving the maximum five-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP).

Safety features on the all-new Barina sedan include driver, front passenger, front side and curtain airbags, dual front seatbelt pretensioners, front seatbelt reminders, Electronic Stability Control, a collapsible pedal release system and head restraints for all seats.

The Barina sedan is now available priced $500 more than the equivalent hatchback.

Holden Barina Hatch and Sedan Manufacturer's List Pricing*

Barina Hatch with 5-speed manual transmission - $15,990*
Barina Hatch with 6-speed automatic transmission - $17,990*
Barina Sedan with 5-speed manual transmission - $16,490*
Barina Sedan with 6-speed automatic transmission - $18,490*

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.


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