Limited edition lady in red

HOLDEN is offering a little bit more in both style and performance with its limited edition Barina R which marks a new high level for an attractive small vehicle.

While it is based on the Barina CD hatch, the Barina R has a pretty impressive portfolio of bonus features.

That includes 17 inch alloys, a larger rear roof spoiler that adds a dynamic dimension to the silhouette of the vehicle, the MyLink infotainment system, rear view camera, front fog lamps and Barina R side decals in matte black.

The list gets progressively better with the addition of a USB input with iPod connectivity, a six speaker audio system with CD player and MP3 compatibility, built in smartphone aps plus front and rear power windows. A navigation app is also available.

There are ‘follow me home’ automatic exposed Halogen headlights. With a five star ANCAP safety rating thanks to an electronic stability programme and six airbags, this is the most comprehensive safety package since Ned Kelly’s armour and a lot more effective.

The test drive vehicle was with a top of the range 1.6 litre petrol engine that gives 103 kW of power at 4900 rpm and a grunty 1850 Nm of torque at 1850 rpm.

That is delivered through a smooth six speed automatic transmission which helps to keep the fuel consumption down 7.4 l/100 kms.

The interior is well designed with comfortable seating and easy ingress/egress.

The information cluster is based on a motorcycle design and really works. Full marks for that perfectly placed large digital speedometer.

The Barina comes up to the mark for driving qualities, it handles well and does not ride roughshod over even the most chipped surface.

Best of all, the Barina R limited edition gets a serious shave off the usual retail price of $24,990 being cut down to $21,990 plus on road costs for a limited time.

It is the final lure in a package that is going to catch the eye of buyers looking for a reliable small vehicle that gives them all the comfort and technology of something bigger and, of course, a lot more expensive.

HOLDEN is offering a little bit more in both style and performance with its limited edition Barina R which marks a new high level for an attractive small vehicle.

While it is based on the Barina CD hatch, the Barina R has a pretty impressive portfolio of bonus features.

That includes 17 inch alloys, a larger rear roof spoiler that adds a dynamic dimension to the silhouette of the vehicle, the MyLink infotainment system, rear view camera, front fog lamps and Barina R side decals in matte black.

The list gets progressively better with the addition of a USB input with iPod connectivity, a six speaker audio system with CD player and MP3 compatibility, built in smartphone aps plus front and rear power windows. A navigation app is also available.

There are ‘follow me home’ automatic exposed Halogen headlights. With a five star ANCAP safety rating thanks to an electronic stability programme and six airbags, this is the most comprehensive safety package since Ned Kelly’s armour and a lot more effective.

The test drive vehicle was with a top of the range 1.6 litre petrol engine that gives 103 kW of power at 4900 rpm and a grunty 1850 Nm of torque at 1850 rpm.

That is delivered through a smooth six speed automatic transmission which helps to keep the fuel consumption down 7.4 l/100 kms.

The interior is well designed with comfortable seating and easy ingress/egress.

The information cluster is based on a motorcycle design and really works. Full marks for that perfectly placed large digital speedometer.

The Barina comes up to the mark for driving qualities, it handles well and does not ride roughshod over even the most chipped surface.

Best of all, the Barina R limited edition gets a serious shave off the usual retail price of $24,990 being cut down to $21,990 plus on road costs for a limited time.

It is the final lure in a package that is going to catch the eye of buyers looking for a reliable small vehicle that gives them all the comfort and technology of something bigger and, of course, a lot more expensive.

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