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  • gmh-bogan

    Popular big city mode of transport.Great safety,Holden will be happy to have Barina in there stable.

  • name withheld

    Looks like it will be a big improvement over the current Barina/Kalos (not hard) but I dont think it will be class leading.

  • nickdl

    Now surely the Audi A6 and BMW X3 are safer than a Barina, and yet the both get the same number of stars. NCAP should add a sixth star for all of those cars that are right now at the top of the five star category. It’s not like cars aren’t going to get safer than this.

    • Shak

      I guess seeing as they dont have that option, the best thing we can do is compare cars in their own classes. Off course the German cars are probably much safer by virtue of their size, simple physics and probably being better engineered to absorb crash energy. best thing to do would be to compare the Barina to cars such as the Fiesta, Polo etc etc…

    • KD

      Why must the A6 and X3 be safer? The Barina (Aveo) was given a higher points score than those cars by an independent body so surely it its the safer of the three?

      • Shak

        ^Refer to above Comment.

    • moonie

      ANCAP continually increases the requirements.

      So your beloved cars may no longer achieve 5 stars (the Opel Corsa certainly wouldn’t).

  • Lachy

    It’s comforting to see then next Barina receiving a 5-star rating. Now people who don’t care about what car they drive will at least be a hell of a lot safer than they were in the previous 2-star Barina.

  • Andre

    Re comparison scores, – please note that 5 stars doesn’t always equal 5 stars as each score is evaluated and awarded per category, ranging from small cars to SUVs.

    Still great to see so many 5 star safety ratings though.

  • Tonic

    Correction: the 2012 Barina is the Chevrolet Sonic, not the Aveo.

  • Nita

    is this saying a 2007 barina didnt have esc…. i use to have that barina until i went thro a little puddle on the road and around a corner…. i ended up losing control of the vehicle more than 100 m from the corner……. i always thought it was my abs that played up cos it had just not long gone in to the shop for them!!!!!!!!!1

Holden Barina Specs

Car Details
Make
HOLDEN
Model
BARINA
Variant
CITY
Series
SB
Year
1996
Body Type
3D HATCHBACK
Seats
5
Engine Specifications
Engine Type
FUEL INJECTED
Engine Size
1.2L
Cylinders
INLINE 4
Max. Torque
88Nm @  0rpm
Max. Power
33kW @  0rpm
Pwr:Wgt Ratio
39.5W/kg
Bore & Stroke
72x73.4mm
Compression Ratio
9.1
Valve Gear
SINGLE OVERHEAD CAM
Drivetrain Specifications
Transmission
5 SP MANUAL
Drive Type
FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Final Drive Ratio
3.74
Fuel Specifications
Fuel Type
UNLEADED PETROL
Fuel Tank Capacity
46
Fuel Consumption (Combined)
7.6L / 100km
Weight & Measurement
Kerb Weight
835
Gross Vehicle Weight
Not Provided
Height
1420mm
Length
3741mm
Width
1608mm
Ground Clearance
103mm
Towing Capacity
Brake:500  Unbrake:400
Steering & Suspension
Steering Type
RACK & PINION
Turning Circle
9.5
Front Rim Size
5Jx13
Rear Rim Size
5Jx13
Wheel Base
2443
Front Track
1387
Rear Track
1388
Front Brakes
DISC
Rear Brakes
DRUM
Standard Features
Entertainment
Radio Cassette with 6 Speakers
Safety
Airbag Driver
Other
Service Interval
6 months /  10,000 kms
Warranty
36 months /  100,000 kms
VIN Plate Location
10-O-17
Country of Origin
SPAIN