Holden Barina Spark heading to NZ after Sydney debut

Holden Barina Spark heading to NZ after Sydney debut

Holden New Zealand’s new city car, the Barina Spark will officially debut at next week’s Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The 1.2-litre hatch will join the existing Barina model range and becomes the latest model in Holden’s small car portfolio.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Simon Carr, thinks the Barina Spark will attract a younger generation of buyers to the Holden brand.

“This is a very style-conscious market and what we have here is a really fresh and energetic design that breaks the “cute car” mould. It’s a fun, fuel efficient package which offers class-leading safety features and value for money in the best Holden tradition.”

“The Barina Spark injects a healthy dose of attitude and street presence and brings together a number of elements that really resonate with consumers” he said.

The 5-door Barina Spark CD and CDX are based on GMŸs latest global design. Standard features include a sports body kit, alloy wheels, fog lamps and a rear spoiler, along with safety features across the range, like Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and six-airbag occupant protection.

Both are powered by a 1.2 litre DOHC four-cylinder engine, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy is a frugal 5.6 litres/100km combined.

In terms of styling the Barina Spark is designed to have the look of a sporty three-door while delivering  five-door functionality. The rear door handles are hidden to help further the wedge-shaped profile and clean body sides. Up front, raked headlamps flank a large Holden grille.

Inside, it’s a mix of youthful fun and functionality. There’s a motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster mounted on the steering column, ice-blue backlighting and colour-coded inserts featuring in the instrument panel and the front doors..

Pricing, specifications and features will all be announced when the Barina Spark debuts at the Sydney Motor Show.

« | »

Let us know what you think

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Road Tests

Silver Sponsors

Car and SUV Team

Richard-Edwards-2016Richard Edwards

Managing editor

linkedinphotoDarren Cottingham

Motoring writer

robertbarry-headRobert Barry

Chief reporter

Ian-Ferguson-6Ian Ferguson

Advertising Consultant

debDeborah Baxter

Operations Manager

RSS Latest News from Autotalk

RSS Latest News from Dieseltalk

Read previous post:
VW Eos updated with GTI engine and design refresh

Volkswagen has pulled the covers off its mid-life updates for its convertible Eos model. Along with a number of interior...