2008 Holden Barina

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Make: Holden
Model: TK Barina
Engine: 1.6-litre four-cylinder
Aspiration: Natural
Maximum Power: 76 kW (102 hp) @ 5800 rpm
Maximum Torque: 145 Nm (107 lb-ft) @ 3600 rpm
Transmission: Five-speed manual or four-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Front-wheel drive

Barina Hatch Gets A Stylish Makeover

GM Media Release
20 August 2008

GM Holden continues its competitive push into the value end of the light car market with a fresh new look and feel for the Barina 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks, plus the addition of side impact airbags across the range.

Starting from AUD$14,490, the upgraded Holden Barina hatchbacks represent exceptional value for money, boasting a 1.6 litre powertrain and refreshed exterior and interior styling.

Most notably, the Barina 3-door and 5-door hatchbacks have been given a more dynamic body design, highlighted by a strong Euro-styled front fascia and rear end treatments.

Inside, the interior is significantly upgraded and features an updated instrument panel, console and new fabric trim.

From a safety perspective, all Barina models including the 4-door Barina sedan receive driver, front passenger and side impact airbags as standard.

GM Holden Director of Marketing, Philip Brook said the latest Barina range offered customers choice, style and function at a great value price.

“With three body styles, striking exterior and interior design improvements, Barina will appeal to a broad range of customer groups. Add side impact airbags and the package becomes even more attractive,” Brook said.

“Barina represents great value for money in a growing segment of the market that appreciates fuel economy and the convenience of a small vehicle.”

Barina 3-door and 5-door hatchback’s updated design is reflected in the strong signature radiator grille flanked by large curved and jewelled headlamps.

Dynamic detailing includes sporty contours which flow from the bonnet to the A-pillar with prominent shoulder lines, rear roof spoiler and a rear bumper fascia surmounted by clear round tail lamps.

The Barina hatch models also get a cleverly packaged interior characterised by the new instrument panel which features a matt chrome-trimmed four-circle instrument cluster.

Air vents on the new centre console repeat the circular theme and the fully integrated audio unit is MP3 compatible. Heating and air-conditioning controls are large and user-friendly.

The Barina range improves occupant safety with the inclusion of side impact airbags for driver and front passenger, which extend upwards to provide head as well as thorax protection and complement the driver and front passenger airbags already standard.

Barina is powered by a 1.6 litre DOHC multi-point fuel injected engine that produces 76 kW of peak power at 5800 rpm and develops peak torque of 145 Nm at 3600 rpm.

The 16-valve 1.6 litre powerplant returns 7.0 litres per 100 kilometres (manual transmission) and 7.6 litres/100 kilometres (automatic).

Ventilated front disc brakes are standard and alloy wheels and four-channel ABS braking system are available in an option pack.

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