Holden Barina achieves four star crash rating

Holden Barina achieves four star crash rating

Holden Barina fq

Holden acknowledged this week ANCAP’s confirmation of a four star crash rating for the 2009 model year Barina three-door hatchback. The result reflects structural improvements and the addition of side impact airbags as standard across the new Barina hatchback range introduced in August.

Holden has upgraded the Barina nody shell with three clearly defined load paths designed to absorb the impact of an offset front-end accident and support the entire structure of the passenger cell over a large area. High-strength steel has been used to reinforce the B-pillar. Side impact airbags have been added as standard for the driver and front passenger.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Simon Carr, said the ANCAP result was welcome as Barina was an important and significant vehicle for Holden in the small car market. “This announcement confirms the effectiveness of our various safety improvements.”

The Barina nameplate has been part of the Holden line up in New Zealand since 1985 when the MB Barina was introduced. Holden New Zealand has sold more than 1,885 of the current TK Barina since its launch in 2005.

Holden Barina fq

Holden acknowledged this week ANCAP’s confirmation of a four star crash rating for the 2009 model year Barina three-door hatchback. The result reflects structural improvements and the addition of side impact airbags as standard across the new Barina hatchback range introduced in August.

Holden has upgraded the Barina nody shell with three clearly defined load paths designed to absorb the impact of an offset front-end accident and support the entire structure of the passenger cell over a large area. High-strength steel has been used to reinforce the B-pillar. Side impact airbags have been added as standard for the driver and front passenger.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Simon Carr, said the ANCAP result was welcome as Barina was an important and significant vehicle for Holden in the small car market. “This announcement confirms the effectiveness of our various safety improvements.”

The Barina nameplate has been part of the Holden line up in New Zealand since 1985 when the MB Barina was introduced. Holden New Zealand has sold more than 1,885 of the current TK Barina since its launch in 2005.

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