All New Generation Barina Sedan

February 8th, 2012 by Karen Joy Provo

All-New Barina Sedan Stretches the Appeal of Holden’s Small Car Star

  • New generation Barina sedan joins the popular hatch
  • Outstanding standard features list and five-star safety rating mirrors Barina hatch
  • 502 litres of boot space is among the best in the segment

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 popular small car.

The Barina sedan mirrors its hatch sibling in boasting strong, sporty Holden design language, must-have technology and five-star safety, all wrapped in a city-friendly light car package.

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

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Jeff Murray, said the Barina sedan provides even greater options for New Zealanders.

“Since the new Barina hatch was launched in November the response has been great, now the Barina sedan can only be a terrific addition to the range,” Mr Murray said.

“The sedan variant certainly adds a dimension of practicality and flexibility to the Barina range and offers more than 500 litres of boot space, while still maintaining the excellent driving characteristics and style of the hatch.”

“I expect the Barina sedan will only add to the popularity of the Barina and I look forward to its continued success in New Zealand,” said Mr Murray.

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

Its short, compact deck lid is matched to the car’s overall proportions, while the tail lamps on the Barina sedan carry a dual-element lens, with white and red highlights. The result is a more upscale aesthetic expected of a sedan.

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

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