The new top-spec Barina CDX will with six-speed automatic gearbox will be the first to feature the Holden MyLink system when it goes on sale in November, starting from $20,490 for the hatch and an extra $500 for the sedan -- $2500 more than the equivalent CD model.
The MyLink system uses the content of compatible smartphones, connected via Bluetooth, input jack or USB, but adds a new level of access to internet radio and navigation. A touchscreen controller for the MyLink system displays images and videos, as well as information from the phonebook and music player.
MyLink will us the Stitcher Smart Radio application, as well as giving access to a growing number of applications to access global music and podcast content, including Pandora Internet Radio and TuneIn Radio, offering access to free talk radio, music radio and podcasts on demand from around the world.
The system also works with BringGo Navigation. A nav app which runs on the mobile device but is controlled and viewed on the MyLink touch screen. Holden says its new MyLink infotainment system is the next level of integration when it comes to cars and smartphones.
Also on the features list are 17-in alloys, rear parking sensors, fog lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshifter, "Sportec" seat trim, trip computer, heated front seats, under-seat storage for the front passenger and MyLink.