Spark lights line-up fire

Holden Barina Spark.
Holden Barina Spark. Contributed

THE launch of the all-new Barina Spark marks the beginning of a new product offensive for Holden which will revitalise some the country's most popular carlines between now and mid-2012.

Beginning with the new VE Series II Commodore last month and the all-new Barina Spark unveiled in Sydney this week, Holden will launch a further 10 new models in 20 months.

Holden chairman and managing director Mike Devereux said Holden's local and global vehicle development strategy gave it a solid foundation for growth.

“Over the next year and a half Australian customers will see a roll-out of new Holden product like they've never seen before. We will have new, world-class, market-leading Holden vehicles competing in almost every segment in this market,” he said.

“With vehicles like Barina Spark we are reaching out to a new generation of young customers. With stand-out exterior and interior design, safety and economy, we think we'll have some of the most compelling and desirable offerings across the board.”

Joining the Spark in the light-car segment late next year will be its all-new Barina sibling. In the next segment up is Cruze which is already punching above its weight in the small car category.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

A family fun day for all

GET INVOLVED: This year's St Joseph's family fun day will have a range of unique activities for all ages.

Support St Joseph's in Clermont at their annual Family Fun Day.

Blackwell comes to CH

IN TOWN: Aussie cricketer Alex Blackwell will be   a   speaker at Emerald's Epic Street Party on March 22.

Alex Blackwell will be a guest speaker in Emerald next week.

Step back for local graziers

DISAPPOINTED AND DISGUSTED: Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar and farmer/grazier Ian Sampson.

Proposed legislation raises ire on local farms.

Local Partners