Holden Releases CDX Barina with MyLink Infotainment

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    Holden Releases CDX Barina with MyLink Infotainment

    Holden CDX Barina is MyLink Infotainment starts at $20490

    Michael McWilliams
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    14 November 2012



    Quote Originally Posted by Holden PR
    Holden has confirmed pricing for the new range-topping Barina CDX, previewed at last month’s Australian International Motor Show.

    Offering a host of features including the all-new Holden MyLink premium infotainment system, Barina CDX will be available with a new six-speed automatic transmission in both hatch and sedan and recommended retail price of $20,490 and $20,990 respectively.

    Holden Marketing Manager for Small, Medium and Electric cars, Emma Pinwill said pricing for the new model represents great value for the small car buyer.

    “At only $2,500 more than the equivalent CD model, the CDX represents great value and is loaded with a high level of specifications and features.”

    Holden MyLink offers a seven-inch colour touch screen radio capable of displaying music, videos, photos and contacts for hands-free calling. Launching with the StitcherTM Smart Radio embedded application, the Holden MyLink system will be supported in the future with additional apps that offer drivers added information and entertainment options, such as Pandora® Internet Radio, TuneIn Radio and BringGo Navigation.

    In addition to Holden MyLink, Barina CDX highlights include:

    17 inch alloy wheels (4)
    Front foglamps
    Reverse park sensors
    Electric power steering
    7” colour touch-screen
    Leather steering wheel & transmission shifter
    Sportec seat trim
    Heated front seats
    CDX badge
    Trip computer
    Storage tray under front passenger seat
    Sunglass holder
    Chrome exterior accents
    The Barina exterior colour palette features seven choices, which are:

    Summit White
    Satin Steel Grey (prestige)
    Nitrate Silver (prestige)
    Velvet Red
    Boracay Blue (prestige)
    Snowflake White Pearl (prestige) (New Colour)
    Carbon Flash Black (prestige)
    MY13 Holden Barina Recommended Retail Pricing*:

    CD Hatch Manual - $15,990
    CD Hatch Auto - $17,990

    CD Sedan Manual - $16,490
    CD Sedan Auto - $18,490

    *New CDX Hatch Auto - $20,490
    *New CDX Sedan Auto - $20,990

    About Holden MyLink
    The Holden MyLink Infotainment system operates by integrating the owner’s compatible smartphone and stored media – via Bluetooth, plug-in outlet or USB – with the radio. This lets owners enjoy simple, safe and personalised connectivity while their smartphone is stowed.

    Holden MyLink launches with the StitcherTM Smart Radio embedded application. Additional apps will be available from the first quarter of 2013, with Holden MyLink, the first in-car system in Australia to offer full compatibility with Pandora® Internet Radio. TuneIn Radio will also become available and allow Barina drivers to stream radio stations from around the world.

    MyLink will also bring a low-cost navigation solution to Barina drivers through BringGo, a navigation application which runs on the mobile device and is controlled and viewed on the MyLink touch screen.
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    Re: Holden Releases CDX Barina with MyLink Infotainment

    Good to see automakers running with the apps revolution. Embedded GPS is an endangered species just as it was getting to lower entry vehicles.
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    Re: Holden Releases CDX Barina with MyLink Infotainment

    What makes the "Sportec" seat trim? Tried to look on Holden's site but couldn't get a good idea, other than it's apparently different than the cloth. Is it like the leatherette?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdp326 View Post
    What makes the "Sportec" seat trim? Tried to look on Holden's site but couldn't get a good idea, other than it's apparently different than the cloth. Is it like the leatherette?
    Bingo. Artificial leather.

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    Re: Holden Releases CDX Barina with MyLink Infotainment

    It will be interesting to see how the apps running off mobile data will work out in Australia. Streaming radio could cause issues with people with low data plans and we as a whole have less appealing plans than America or the UK.

    I hope they release some new photos soon. That one was doing the rounds when the Barina first came out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by from oz View Post
    It will be interesting to see how the apps running off mobile data will work out in Australia. Streaming radio could cause issues with people with low data plans and we as a whole have less appealing plans than America or the UK.

    I hope they release some new photos soon. That one was doing the rounds when the Barina first came out.
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    Re: Holden Releases CDX Barina with MyLink Infotainment

    Australia has some of the best Mobile internet options around you just need to stay away from 4G right now it's a rip off

    If you have a smart phone download an app called speeedtest.net

    It's the same as the one you use on your PC

    Right now i'm able to get about 7mb DL and 2mb UL using 3G

    Pretty decent really considering it's just a phone

    3G plans have more competition right now and there are some insane deals
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    Quote Originally Posted by VS Ute 5Litre View Post
    Australia has some of the best Mobile internet options around you just need to stay away from 4G right now it's a rip off

    If you have a smart phone download an app called speeedtest.net

    It's the same as the one you use on your PC

    Right now i'm able to get about 7mb DL and 2mb UL using 3G

    Pretty decent really considering it's just a phone

    3G plans have more competition right now and there are some insane deals
    In Australia most of the phone companies are greatly reducing data limits on their plans. The "golden age" was when the iPhone 4GS was released. I'd say most people would have around 1GB data per month.

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    The only ones reducing limits are the 4G plans mine has been increased every year for the last 3 years
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    Re: Holden Releases CDX Barina with MyLink Infotainment

    There was an article on it in SMH this month. http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/m...102-28op2.html

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    Yeah i know but it's crap LOL
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    Re: Holden Releases CDX Barina with MyLink Infotainment

    Seems like CDX is auto only. That's disappointing. I'm also not a fan of leatherette - we have it in our Cruze and I'd prefer cloth seats next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masynee View Post
    Seems like CDX is auto only. That's disappointing. I'm also not a fan of leatherette - we have it in our Cruze and I'd prefer cloth seats next time.
    I agree, I'm no fan of leather or fake leather covering. Especially in Qld. I like the concept of MyLink and the extra features like the 17" alloys will certainly make the car look better. I'd like to see an interior shot. I hope they've gotten rid of that horrible grey trim on the dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Masynee View Post
    Seems like CDX is auto only. That's disappointing. I'm also not a fan of leatherette - we have it in our Cruze and I'd prefer cloth seats next time.
    Auto only probably is the market for this car in reality

    Leatherette is pretty standard fare nowdays as well
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    Re: Holden Releases CDX Barina with MyLink Infotainment

    I know it is common amongst most brands but does it really cost that much extra to put an auto in a car to justify charging $2,000 extra for it?

    I am a Holden man and due to my loyalty I unfortunately purchased a TM manual Barina. It is crying out for a 6 speed manual as it is doing 3200 rpm at 100km/h.

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