2015 Holden Barina X is a Special Edition Supermini From the Land Down Under

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In Holden’s model range, the Spark is complemented by the slightly bigger Barina. Essentially a rebadged 2015 Chevrolet Sonic sans the golden bowtie, this lil’ bugger is a hot seller in the Land Down Under. Due to its popularity, Holden decided to offer a special edition model as well, built upon the Barina CD.
Priced at AUD 15,390, the 2015 Holden Barina CD is an essential means of personal transportation minus any bells and whistles. In the Barina X special edition’s case, we’re dealing with a AUD 1,250 price bump yet AUD 2,500 worth of extra equipment. Overall, that’s a pretty good deal if bang for the buck is your main goal.

Available from late April only in five-door hatchback format, the 2015 Holden Barina X benefits from four standout features that aren’t standard on the Barina CD grade. These bits and bobs come in the guise of the MyLink infotainment system, an electric sunroof, fog lamps and 16-inch gunmetal grey alloy wheels. Only 700 examples will ever be manufactured.

If the five-speed transmission isn’t to your liking, the 85 kW (114 HP) 1.6L four-pot can be equipped with an auto for effortless shifts. Going for this option takes a toll on the manual’s price, hiking it to AUD 18,840.

Technology-wise, the 2015 Holden Barina X special edition bundles Bluetooth functions for smartphone users, in-car apps such as Pandora, Stitcher and TuneIn radio, as well as BringGo in-car satellite navigation.

“Barina has always been a stylish light car, and now, with the introduction of Barina ‘X’ and the inclusion of MyLink, it delivers even more technology and features, without the premium price tag,” declared Geraldine Davys, Holden’s executive director of marketing.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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