Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Spark Is Firing

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Spark Is Firing

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Byline: what des says with Des Henwood

KEVIN and Mathew at Ken Casson Motors said there was a little spark in the new Barina: aGo for it, Des.a

Vital Statistics

Holden Barina Spark CD five-door

1.2-litre four-cylinder

Five-speed manual

Maximum Power 59kw @6400rpm

Maximum Torque 107Nm@ 4800rpm

Fuel consumption combined 5.6 litres/100km manual

Notice something?

How could you not? A shift from the boring sameness of other small cars, the all-new Holden Barina Spark stands out for all the right reasons a sporty stance, edgy looks inside and out, class-leading standard safety features and included luxuries that many small cars offer only as extras.

Five doors, seriously

Clever styling gives Barina Spark the sleek, sporty shape of a three-door, and the convenient space and practicality of a five-door. But while its integrated rear door handles may be hidden from view, the rest of the car's exterior design is most definitely not. For Barina Spark CD and CDX models, it's full-on sports styling all the way, including a sports body kit, alloy wheels, rear spoiler, alloy exhaust tip and front fog lamps a all standard.

Details, details

Standard features? The Barina Spark comes with a carload. That means must-haves like a four-speaker CD/MP3 sound system that lets you DJ your favourite beats via steering wheel controls, as well as offering a USB MP3 player input and an auxiliary input for your iPod.

It means luxuries like front windows that go up or down at the touch of a button, heated side mirrors that don't fog up in winter. And rear seats that fold down for your shopping, fold up for your friends, or split the difference 60:40.

It means bonuses like a trip computer that tells you how many kilometres are left in the tank or even how hot it is outside. …

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