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Holden Barina 1985 1993 Suzuki Swift 1990 1993

About the Holden Barina

The Holden Barina is a subcompact automobile sold since 1985 by Holden, the Australian arm of General Motors (GM). Each of the five generations have been badge-engineered versions of GM vehicles: Suzuki Cultus, Opel Corsa, and Daewoo Kalos.

The third generation SB Barina was based on the Opel Corsa B and imported from Spain. It was released in 1994 and was offered as a three- or five-door hatchback. Engine choices were a 1.2 and 1.4 litre four-cylinder engine. A 1.6 litre engine was also offered for the sporty range topping GSi. The second generation was available in the following models:

1.2 litre SB City 3-door
1.4 litre SB City 3-door
1.4 litre SB Joy 3-door
1.4 litre SB Swing 5-door
1.4 litre SB Grand Prix 5-door (special edition)
1.6 litre 16V SB GSi 3-door
1.4 litre SB Lambada 3-door (special edition)
1.4 litre SB Olympic Edition 3-door and 5-door (special edition)
1.4 litre SB Equipe 3-door and 5-door (special edition)
1.4 litre SB Cabrio

In late 1998 there was an update featuring multipoint fuel injection across the range and suspension upgrades to improve ride and handling. These models can be identified by their half body coloured bumpers and 3 bar grille. In 2001, Holden issued a voluntary recall of all Barina SB models, built between 1994 and 2001. This was due to a faulty seatbelt mounting on front bucket seats.

In the 2008 Used Car Safety Ratings, the SB Barina was assessed as providing an "average" protection.

Holden Barina 1985 - 1993 and Suzuki Swift 1990 - 1993 Haynes Owners Service & Repair Manual 1992

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