The little fourdoor sedan heads for Holden dealers
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.