Holden Barina

SB Barina

Holden logo1 May 1994

Stylish, spacious and European, the Opel Corsa-based, Spanish-built SB Barina offered light car buyers a wide variety, from well-equipped (44kW 1.4L 5-door Swing) and sporty (78kW 1.6L 3-door GSi) to a base (and slow) economy model (33kW 1.2 City).

Dual airbags became standard from Nov ’95.

However, unlike its ultra-reliable predecessors, the SB Barina suffered teething quality and reliability problems, and didn’t handle as crisply. A 4-speed auto was also available.

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