2017 Holden Barina Is Available Now in Australia. Facelifted 2017 Holden Barina city car is finally revealed and ready to hit the Australian market. The refreshed Barina has a lot on its plate since Holden wants to use this car to attract the broader range of customers to the brand, especially younger buyers. In terms of size, pricing, and specifications, refreshed Barina is placed between Spark light car and Astra small car.
2017 Holden Barina Specifications
Exterior, Interior redesign
Justin Thompson, GM Australia’s exterior design manager, told the press that Barina is currently trying to expand its brand appeal to the young adult market. Therefore, the company focuses on giving more modern and attractive exterior as well as more comfortable interior to the updated 2017 Holden Barina subcompact car.
Both the rear and the front fascia are restyled. And, as a result of the exterior now looks sportier and more athletic. This sporty look is also backed up by the new grille and new LED daytime running light. Furthermore, the entry level LS gets 16” alloy wheels while the highest-end LT is graced by a set of 17” alloy wheels.
To improve customer’s driving experience and to make the car more appealing to the younger market, updated Barina gets Apple Car Play and Android Auto smartphone integration along with a 7” touchscreen infotainment system, rearview camera and Rear Park Sensor, automatic headlight and also LED daytime running light.
Meanwhile, the range-topping LT gets additional features. That’s include keyless ignition, leather steering wheel, Push Button Start and very comfortable heated front seats.
Engine Changes — 2017 Holden Barina Facelift
All models from the new upgraded 2017 Holden Barina entry-level LS Facelift to the range-topping LT are powered with 1.6 L naturally aspirated petrol unit which is also powered the 2016 model. Furthermore, with 85 kW and 155 Nm (114-pound feet) of torque, the power output also remains the same with last year’s model.
Probably since Holden puts more attention on revamping the looks, they leave the engine just the way it is. But it seems like it won’t be a big problem since the current powertrain is sufficient for this class.
2017 Holden Barina Price and Release Date
2017 Holden Barina Facelift is available now in Australia. The entry model LS Barina 2017 with 5-speed manual transmission is priced at AUD 14,990 which is AUD $400 cheaper than 2016 model.
Meanwhile, the one with 6-speed manual transmission is priced at AUD 17,990. If you prefer the automatic transmission, you can opt for the highest end model. Which is new LT Barina that carries a price tag of AUD 20,390. Please note that all prices exclude on-road costs.
|Engine||1.6-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder|
|Power||85 kW (116 PS / 114 horsepower)|
|Torque||155 Nm (114 lb-ft)|
|2017 Holden Barina LS Manual Price||AUD $14,990|
|2017 Holden Barina LS Auto Price||AUD $17,190|
|2017 Holden Barina LT Auto Price||AUD $20,390|
#Price in Australian dollars.
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