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New Holden Barina Spark coming to NZ


Holden's new small city car, the Barina Spark, will make its debut at next week's Australian International Motor Show

The 1.2-litre Barina Spark is a sporty hatch that complements the existing Barina range and becomes the latest model in Holden?s small car portfolio.

Holden New Zealand Managing Director, Simon Carr, said the Barina Spark has what it takes to attract a younger generation 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 5-door Barina Spark CD and CDX are based on GM's latest global design. They come equipped with sports body kit, alloy wheels, fog lamps and rear spoiler as standard, along with safety features such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC), an anti-lock braking system, brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control and six-airbag occupant protection.

Both are powered by a 1.2-litre DOHC four-cylinder engine, teamed with five-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy (ADR81/02) is rated at 5.6 litres/100km.

Inside the cabin you'll find a motorcycle-inspired instrument cluster mounted on the steering column, ice-blue backlighting and colour-coded inserts flowing from the instrument panel into the front doors

Pricing, specifications and features will be announced at the time of the Sydney Motor Show.

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