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Holden - 2005 TK Barina Hatch 5-door
Holden - 2005 TK Barina Hatch 5-door

Holden - 2005 TK Barina Hatch 5-door

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In December 2005 Holden dropped the Opel sourced Barina and rebadged the Daewoo Kalos hatchback, as the new TK Holden Barina. In February 2006, a four-door sedan went on sale, the... More »
In December 2005 Holden dropped the Opel sourced Barina and rebadged the Daewoo Kalos hatchback, as the new TK Holden Barina. In February 2006, a four-door sedan went on sale, the first sedan type for the Barina nameplate. It is also equipped with a 1.6 L twin-cam 16-valve variation. The decision was made to ensure Holden remains highly competitive in the fast-growing small car market in Australia, facing competition from other superior South Korean-sourced models like the Hyundai Getz. Holdens decision to bring the Daewoo sourced Barina to Australia caused a significant amount negative publicity for Holden. Criticism was focused on the 2005 model dropping 2 stars in the Australian New Car Assessment Program crash test results, achieving one of the worst results in ANCAP history. Controversy surrounding the issue led to wide spread attention in the media, and was the source of a great deal of internet chatter. As a result, the Managing Director of Holden was forced to publicly defend his product. Unfortunately for Holden the current Australian small car market has proven that a lower price point does not guarantee sales, with many consumers instead opting for more expensive, better equipped models. Pricing for the 3 door manual TK Barina is from $13,490AUD.This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from Wikipedia. Hide -
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