'We’re focused on bringing world-class vehicles across the SUVs, LCVs and passenger segments that resonate with our customers.'
The Holden Barina will soon be dropped from the Australian line-up, the company has confirmed this week.
"Our Barina customers will continue to have the highest quality service from our Holden dealers," she added.
The decision marks the end of a nameplate that has been around for over 30 years and six generations.
The facelifted version (top) went on sale locally at the end of 2016, bringing a revised exterior, an updated MyLink infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and LED daytime-running lights.
While not a sales leader, the Barina was still shifting a decent amount of units ahead of its demise. For the month of August it managed 229 registrations (-19.9 per cent for the month), while its year-to-date figure stands at 2329 units as of August 31 (+6.2 per cent).
It appears the company is shifting focus to its expanding SUV line-up – given recent market trends – which will be bolstered by the addition of the seven-seat Acadia later this year.
Thanks to Byron for the tip!