Hot hatch Barina R sizzles
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Holden has launched a limited-edition Barina R hot hatch, available late this month.
The new model is equipped with a 1.6 litre DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
It features 17-inch alloy wheels, a bigger RS rear roof spoiler, front fog lamps, and, the decorative icing on the cake, Barina R decals in matte black.
The managing director of Holden New Zealand, Kristian Aquilina, said safety was boosted by the inclusion of a rear-view camera, while MyLink infotainment projected on the seven-inch colour touch-screen enhanced connectivity with the ability for hands-free calling and smartphone app integration.
The recommended selling price is $21,990 plus on-road costs.