Holden Barina 2016 Review

Holden Barina 2016 is the latest revelation from the Hatchback and Sedan segment. It’s light in weight with strong focus on practicality, value, and equipment features. Barina series has been a budget vehicle for no less than 30 years. Same holds true for the forthcoming model with more advanced features included. The Hatchback comes with 5 doors while Sedan model is equipped with 4-doors.

Holden Barina 2016 front view

Holden Barina 2016 – Exterior Design

Holden Barina 2016 will come well equipped with Automatic Headlights, Reversing Camera, Cruise Control, Rear parking Sensor, Fog Lights, and 17” Alloy Wheels. Ground Clearance is around 149 mm. Dimension readings of Barina 2016 model are 1517 mm height, 4399 mm length, and 1735 mm width respectively. Turning Cycle ratio and Wheel Base are 10.1 and 2525 respectively. Front and Rear tire measurements read 205/50 for both.

Interior Design:

Focus has been given much to improve on the comfort level. This time, there is a much improved leg space with leather-covered heated red-stitched Alcantara seats. Piano Black Center Console with 7” touch screen color LCD system makes for a cooler appearance. Enough leg space is available with both front row and rear row to ensure roomy and airy ambiance. The presence of stash spots makes front seating quite supportive and comfortable. Enough headroom as well can be experienced by those seating in the rear seat of this car. Back seats can be folded to provide enough luggage space.

Holden Barina 2016 interior

Holden Barina 2016 – Engine Specs

The Holden Barina Hatchback is fitted with 1.6 L 4 Cylinder Petrol Engine with 6 Speed Automatic Transmission. This new model is said to generate total Torque and Power of 155 Nm @ 4000 rpm and 85 kW @ 6000 rpm respectively.  For this car, Power Weight Ratio stands at 68.8 W/Kg and the Compression Ratio is 10.8. Combined Fuel Consumption is around 6.3 L/62 miles. With a modern turbo-charged engine, Barina 2016 picks up really well in the acceleration range between 3000 – 4000 rpm.

Run through the highway, and this car shows a mileage around 9.7 L per 62 miles.  Combined mileage is around 6.3 L per 62 miles. This front wheel drive vehicle offers a Final Drive Ratio of 2.871.

Suspension:

Holden Barina 2016 comes with Rack and Pinion Power Assisted Steering Type with Ventilated Disc front brakes and Drum rear brakes. Front Suspension comprises of McPherson Strut, Double Hydraulic Acting Shock Absorber, and Coil Spring. The Rear Suspension comprises of Double Hydraulic Acting Shock Absorber, and Torsion Bar.

Holden Barina 2016 side view

Holden Barina 2016 – Price and Release Date

Holden Barina 2016 will be available at a base price around $14,841. Advanced models will cost somewhere in the range of $19,589  to $23,884. Rates can vary upon its release. Release date of this car is not finalized yet; still what’s being expected is that it might get launched in mid-2016.

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