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Back Vehicle News Holden Holden to Expand Popular Light Car Line Up
18 Oct 2012

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Holden’s popular light car range will be expanded in coming months with the introduction of a new range topping Barina CDX auto model in November and an automatic transmission for the Barina Spark in January.

Barina CDX adds new design, technology features and driver comforts as standard and becomes the first car in Holden’s range to showcase the new MyLink infotainment system.

MyLink offers a seven-inch colour touch screen radio capable of displaying music, videos, photos and contacts for hands-free calling. Launching with the Stitcher Smart Radio embedded application, the MyLink system will be supported in the future with additional apps that offer drivers added information and entertainment options.

Holden Marketing Manager for Small, Medium and Electric cars, Emma Pinwill said the new CDX model will increase Barina’s appeal in a competitive market.

“We know that light car buyers are increasingly looking for a level of standard features that you would typically find in a larger car. One of the features that is most sought after by buyers, is an advanced audio system that works with their smartphone.

“MyLink is an exciting addition to Barina’s features. It offers a seven-inch touch screen, integration with a range of compatible smartphones and what’s more, it’s very easy to use.”

In addition to MyLink, Holden Barina CDX highlights include:

  • 17 inch alloy wheels (4)
  • Front foglamps
  • Reverse park sensors
  • Electric power steering
  • Leather steering wheel & transmission shifter
  • Sportec seat trim
  • Heated front seats
  • CDX badge
  • Trip computer
  • Storage tray under front passenger seat
  • Sunglass holder
  • Chrome exterior accents

The Barina exterior colour palette features seven choices, which are:

  • Summit White
  • Satin Steel Grey (prestige)
  • Nitrate Silver (prestige)
  • Velvet Red
  • Boracay Blue (prestige)
  • Snowflake White Pearl (prestige) (New Colour)
  • Carbon Flash Black (prestige)

Barina Spark
Further strengthening Holden’s Barina light car line up, Holden will introduce an automatic transmission to the Barina Spark from January 2013.

Emma Pinwill said that an automatic transmission was becoming a more critical feature of the light car segment.

“When we introduced Barina Spark, we said it was our intention to offer an automatic transmission as soon as could. With 68% of light cars sold year to date featuring an automatic transmission and sales growing within the segment, now is a great time to be introducing this option to the Barina Spark line up.”

Pricing for both the Barina CDX and Barina Spark CD Auto will be released closer to their respective on sale dates.

About MyLink
The Holden MyLink Infotainment system operates by integrating the owner’s compatible smartphone and stored media – via Bluetooth, plug-in outlet or USB – with the radio. This lets owners enjoy simple, safe and personalised connectivity while their smartphone is stowed.

MyLink launches with the Stitcher Smart Radio embedded application.  Additional apps will be available from the first quarter of 2013, with Holden MyLink, the first in-car system in Australia to offer full compatibility with Pandora internet radio. TuneIn radio will also become available and allow Barina drivers to stream radio stations from around the world.

MyLink will also bring a low-cost navigation solution to Barina drivers through BringG




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