All-new Barina brings strong, sporty Holden design language, must-have technology and five-star safety to the light car segment.
Powered by a spirited 85kW 1.6-litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, the Barina has one of the largest powertrains in its segement. Barina is equipped with a standard 5-speed manual or new 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, front seatbelt reminders, Electronic Stability Control, a collapsible pedal release system and head restraints for all seats.
The new 2013 Holden Barina offers fuel economy of up to 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres^ on the range topping Barina CDX sedan thanks to its standard new six-speed automatic transmission with Active Select and electric power steering package.
The new auto transmission is also offered as an option for the Barina CD, and gives a fuel economy improvement of around 10 per cent over the comparative model year 2012 vehicle.
The CDX driving experience is further enhanced by a new 17-inch alloy wheel and tyre package and an updated steering calibration.
Local development work for Barina was undertaken by Holden's own engineers in conjunction with the global homeroom in Korea.
Holden integration engineers developed the calibration for the electric power steering and the tyre and suspension tune for Barina CDX.
The range topping Barina CDX offers drivers an increased level of new design, technology features and driver comforts as standard and becomes the first car in Holden's range to showcase the new Holden MyLink infotainment system.
The Holden MyLink Infotainment system operates by integrating the owner's compatible smartphone and stored media – via Bluetooth®, auxiliary jack or USB – with the radio. This lets owners enjoy simple, safe and personalised connectivity while their smartphone is stowed.
Holden MyLink launches with the StitcherTM Smart Radio embedded application. Additional apps will be available from the first quarter of 2013, with Holden MyLink, the first in-car system in Australia to offer full compatibility with Pandora® Internet Radio. TuneIn Radio will also become available in 2013 and allow Barina drivers to stream radio stations from around the world.
Holden MyLink will also bring an innovative low-cost navigation solution to Barina drivers through BringGo in 2013, a navigation application which runs through the mobile device's 3G or 4G service and is controlled and viewed on the MyLink seven-inch touch screen.