2011 Holden Barina Spark to debut at Australian International Motorshow

Published by Andrew Christian @andrew4wheels Google+ | Monday October 11, 2010

2011 Holden Barina Spark to debut at Australian International Motorshow

At the Australian International Motorshow in Sydney this week, Holden will introduce a new city car, the Barina Spark. Based on the Chevrolet Spark, the new model complements the current Barina model range. It is available with the CD and CDX equipment levels and it offers a sporty body kit, alloy rims, fog lamps and a rear spoiler.

Its list of standard safety features includes Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and six airbags. Holden Executive Director of Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, John Elsworth, said that in response to a “very style-conscious market,”

Holden is offering the Barina Spark with a fresh and energetic design that is a contrast to the “cute car” style. Elsworth added that this car is fuel efficient and offers class-leading safety features and value for money “in the best Holden tradition.”

Powering the car is a 1.2 liter DOHC four-cylinder unit that features a five-speed manual transmission. The engine has a fuel economy figure of 42 US mpg (5.6 liters per 100 km), making it the most economical car in the carmaker’s range.