Recently released: Holden Barina

The 2017 Holden Barina has been refreshed with what the maker says gives it a “distinctly grown-up feel”.

By Barry Green

“It was time for the Barina to grow up at bit and expand its global appeal beyond the young adult market,” GM Australia’s Exterior Design Manager Justin Thompson said.

Thanks to the work of the GM Australia Design team, the Barina has a new fascia inspired by the Camaro muscle car, redesigned front grille and signature LED lighting.

The 2017 Barina’s interior refresh has been structured around technology and connectivity introductions, including passive entry, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with a reversing camera and push-button start. The car scores a five-star ANCAP safety rating.

The Barina design changes fashioned in Port Melbourne have been adopted by other GM markets using the Chevrolet Sonic nameplate, resulting in what is a truly global vehicle.

The range has been restructured to offer two variants, LS hatch and LT hatch, both powered by the same 1.6-litre petrol engine available in its 2016 predecessor.
On sale at Holden dealers nationwide, the 2017 Barina comes with Holden’s Lifetime Capped Price Service program.

Highlights:

LS

  • 1.6-litre petrol engine
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • New front fascia, grille and rear fascia
  • 7-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Reversing camera with rear park assist
  • Auto headlamps with LED DRLs

LT (above LS)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Passive entry and push-button start
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Sportec seat trim
  • Heated front seats

Recommended Retail Pricing

1.6-litre LS manual $14,990
1.6-litre LS automatic $17,190
1.6-litre LT automatic $20,390.