NewBa­rina on the­way

Holden’s next small car has sur­faced in dis­guise, writes Paul Gover

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige -

ear­lier this year, the Aveo is the Ba­rina.

Detroit was the scene for the un­veil­ing of the Aveo RS con­cept car, a thinly dis­guised pro­duc­tion car, and it’s likely the body­work un­der the test-car cladding caught by Carparazzi is very sim­i­lar. The Aveo is be­ing tested in the US.

The Ba­rina is built on Gen­eral Mo­tors’ lat­est global me­chan­i­cal plat­form, called Gamma II, and there are ex­pected to be both five­door hatch and four-door sedan body styles. A 1.4-litre en­gine will be the ba­sic pow­er­plant.

The Aveo goes into pro­duc­tion in the US at GM’s Orion Town­ship fac­tory at the start of next year, which points to Holden pro­duc­tion at Dae­woo in South Korea around the mid­dle of the year for lo­cal de­liv­er­ies in the sec­ond half of next year.

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