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Holden Barina RS Turbo

Holden Barina RS

Holden Barina RS

Small, snazzy, inexpensive to buy, inexpensive to run; what more could you want in a new hot hatch for getting about town or as a swift commuter to work or as a quick getaway for a weekend romp.  The Holden Barina RS has a little more sport in its genes, so you’re going to love the way this little number gets along.  Turbocharged and raring to go, the Barina RS is your new hatch dressed in an attractive, sporty uniform.

Out on the road the new Barina RS Turbo has all the horses under the bonnet to get this lightweight flyer of the mark very quickly, so much so that you’ll be leaving plenty of sports cars and powerful sedans in your dust at the lights.  The 1.4 litre, DOHC 16 valve 4-cylinder turbo petrol engine is a mouthful to spit out, but a real mouth-watering engine to play with.  Boasting 103 kW at 4900 rpm and a torque figure of 200 Nm from as low as 1850 rpm this Holden is a real hoot to drive.  On average, the Barina RS will return around 6.6 litres/ 100 km for fuel economy figures.  This is not a figure that will break the bank.  Environmentally, carbon emissions are spat out at 153 g/km, a figure that is below average for a credible small sport hatch.

The Holden Barina RS has excellent handling characteristics that are firm and controlled.  This is all thanks to having an uprated sports tuned suspension made especially for the RS Barina model.  Active safety features are working with the driver, so things like ESC constantly compares the vehicle’s movements with the steering wheel angle.  If skidding has been detected, then ESC applies brake pressure to the appropriate wheels and can also drop the engine power when needed.

Spending time in the Holden Barina RS is pleasant.  The great looking exterior is backed up by an equally agreeable interior with sporty flair throughout the cabin.  Leather sport seats provide ample comfort, and there are two cup-holders in the centre console at the front and one in the rear centre console to make the journey all the more enjoyable.  Air conditioning is standard, and a vanity mirror is available to the passenger in the front seat for looking their best.  A standard remote keyless entry system operates doors, boot and fuel filler door.  An engine immobilizer system stops thieves in their tracks, while a 290-litre boot space swallows the shopping with the rear seats still in place.  Handy storage spaces are available throughout the cabin; one storage tray is found under the front passenger seat, while there are also two glove boxes, and large-size storage pockets on the doors and behind the front seats.

Entertainment is taken care of by Holden’s Bluetooth-integrated  music streaming feature.  You can watch movies, view photo slide shows and make hands free calling easy for friends travelling with you on your journey.  A six-speaker audio system pumps out great sounds, which can be controlled by the driver via the multi-function steering wheel controls.  The steering wheel also has controls for the cruise control and Bluetooth systems.  In fact, the driver can make calls without taking their hands off the wheel.

BarinainteriorIt’s easy to get comfy in the Holden Barina RS seats.  The front seats are heated to help you get underway quicker on a cold morning.  You’re going to want to go and get into the Barina RS just to get yourself nice and warm.  The seats are all leather appointed RS sport seat trim.


The Holden Barina has the coveted 5-star ANCAP (Australian New Car Assessment Program) safety rating, which is the absolute highest rating possible.  Rest assured that in a Barina, it’s a small car with a strong safety design.  Holden make good cars, and the Barina RS is excellent value for money.  Take a look for yourself and enjoy.

The current Holden Barina RS  models include the:

·         Holden Barina RS 

For any more information on the new Holden Barina RS or for that matter any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Holden dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!

Holden Barina RS Turbo