Ba­rina spot­ted

The lit­tle four­door sedan heads for Holden deal­ers

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Prestige -

THE new Ba­rina hatch — the full-sized one as op­posed to the just-re­leased Ba­rina Spark — reaches lo­cal show­rooms late next year and al­ready its four­door sib­ling (right) is in devel­op­ment.

Carparazzi’s snap­per cap­tured the sedan take on the 2012 Chevro­let’s Aveo, as the Korean-built Ba­rina is known in North Amer­ica.

The hatch was un­veiled at the Paris Mo­tor Show, but this is the first clear look we’ve had at this shape.

Though it looks all too ob­vi­ously like a hatch with a boot stuck on, small sedans are be­com­ing as com­mon place here as in the US and this one would be the ob­vi­ous re­place­ment for Holden’s cur­rent Ba­rina four-door some time af­ter the all­new hatch ar­rives in the third quar­ter of next year.

Power will be pro­vided by a va­ri­ety of four-cylin­der petrol en­gines.

The one most likely in this neck of the woods is a 75kW 1.4-litre unit.

A five-speed man­ual is the likely stan­dard trans­mis­sion with a fivespeed auto the op­tion.

The Aveo/Ba­rina sedan could be un­veiled as early as the North Amer­i­can In­ter­na­tional Auto Show next month.

PAUL POT­TINGER

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