HOLDEN Barina 5 Doors Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 4
First production year: 2000
Engines: Gasoline, Diesel
Body style: Hatchback

2016 - 2018

After the switch from the European Opel platforms to former Daewoo-based platforms, the small vehicles from Holden made an appearance in 2011 with the sixth and last generation of the Barina. It was available as a 5-door hatchback and a four-door sedan. In 2016, a facelift was meant to bring more fresh appeal to the aging Barina (known in Europe as the Chevrolet Aveo). It dropped the sedan version and the only body available was the 5-door hatchback with one engine available: a 1.6-liter gasoline with 116 hp and 155 Nm (114 lb-ft) of torque. The previous RS version, with a 1.4l turbo and...

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  HOLDEN Barina 1.6 5MT (116 HP)

  HOLDEN Barina 1.6 6AT (116 HP)


2011 - 2016

As part of the GM, Holden received the second generation of the Chevrolet Kalos hatchback and rebadged it as a Barina in 2011. Holden produced the Barina as a badge-engineered car using various platforms. The first two generations were based on the Suzuki Cultus/Swift. The following two were re-badged European Opel Corsas and the fifth and sixth generations were based on the Chevrolet Kalos, which were based on former Daewoo platforms developed by the Korean carmaker before it was taken over by General Motors. The Kalos' second generation was based on the same Giugiaro-designed m...

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gasoline engines:

  HOLDEN Barina 5 Doors 1.6L 5MT (116 HP)

  HOLDEN Barina 5 Doors 1.6L 6AT (116 HP)


2005 - 2011

Holden offered the Barina on various platforms, but after GM bought the Daewoo, it produced the small-segment vehicle based on a Korean platform. Holden used the Barina nameplate since 1985 for a Suzuki-licensed vehicle. Later on, it used the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa platform, and after General Motors bought the Daewoo, the T100 platform was used for the Daewoo Lanos/Chevrolet Aveo/Kalos. The 5-door version was a practical little car, good for young families with small children and not too tall friends. It was easy to park, reliable enough, and with a low purchase price. Italdesign signed t...

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2000 - 2005

The fourth generation of the Holden Barina was actually a rebadged version of the European Opel Corsa C. While the first two generations of the Barina were based on Suzuki platforms, the third and fourth generations were based on the second and third generations of the Opel Corsa C. The idea was to keep the manufacturing prices low and the money inside GM. The idea was well received by the Brits and the Barina was one of the most appreciated city cars. It was available in three or five-door configurations. The Barina was cheap, reliable, and easy to fix if anything went wrong. ...

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