Holden / Barina / LT
By DANIEL DeGASPERI
NAMEPLATE loyalty has hardly been a
Holden priority in recent years, and even when it has with the likes of the
three-decade-old Barina badge, it has not resulted in a sales success
The Barina was once synonymous with the light-car class, but has
now fallen into the doldrums.
Now in its sixth generation, after the
Suzuki-based and Japanese-built 1985 MB and 1989 MF, the Opel-sourced and
Spanish-produced 1994 SB and 2001 XC, and Daewoo-derived and South Korean-made
2005 TK, a facelift has now landed for the 2011 TM still taken from the latter
There have been no major mechanical changes, while a new
Australian-penned front facade teams with fresh infotainment and new LS and LT
model grades replacing CD, CDX and RS.
But can this ageing Holden get away
without under-the-skin surgery to match its mid-life burst of botox?
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Model release date: November 2016
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