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2017 Holden Astra review

The 2017 Holden Astra may be a small car, but it's a big deal for the Lion brand...

2016 Holden (Opel) Astra Review

The 2016 Holden Astra is still a few months away, so while we wait for local tuning, specification and pricing, James takes the opportunity to take the European car for a bit of a spin.

2016 Holden Astra Review

Tim heads to Europe for the international launch of the all-new Astra hatch.

2016 Holden Astra VXR: Week with Review

Getting her first proper taste of being a motoring journalist, Mandy Turner - The Correspondent 2015 - spends a week with the 2016 Holden Astra VXR...

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2017 Holden Astra review

Read the full article here. Apparently this is a big deal – it’s the 2017 Holden Astra, the seventh generation model to bear that nameplate to be sold in Australia. From its early roots as a badge-engineered offshoot of the Nissan Pulsar to the glory days of the late 1990s and early 2000s where the Holden Astra ran second only to the Toyota Corolla in the small car segment with 28,500 sales (in 2001), the new model is, the brand claims, vital...

2016 Opel / Holden Astra Walkaround : 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

Read the article here. The Holden Astra hatch will once again go head to head with the Toyota Corolla in Australia’s small car sales battle when the company launches the all-new model on our shores next year. Holden announced the return of the five-door Astra hatchback during the car’s unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show today, revealing the new model is currently on track to reach local showrooms toward the end of 2016...

Warm-hatch Comparison Review : DS3 DSport v Astra GTC v Veloster SR Turbo v Pro_cee'd GT

Read the article here. The finest mid-$30k 'warm' hatchback on the market? The Kia Pro_cee'd staked its claim 12 months ago, dispatching Hyundai’s poster boy Veloster SR Turbo and Renault’s potent and racy Megane RS265 Sport as the best all-rounder in the sweet spot bridging humble $20k-something conveniences and properly hot $40k-plus hatchbacks...

2015 Holden Astra VXR Review

Read the article here. The 2015 Holden Astra VXR has arrived to set the Lion brand amongst the pigeons in the lucrative, highly competitive hot-hatch segment. We’ve seen an Astra VXR in the past – under the HSV brand – and like that European-made performance hatch, the new model is born and bred in Germany under the guidance of Opel...

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Holden Astra Comparisons

Citroen DS3 DSport v Holden Astra GTC Sport v Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo v Kia Pro_cee'd GT : Comparison Review

The finest mid-$30k 'warm' hatchback on the market? The Kia Pro_cee'd staked its claim 12 months ago, dispatching Hyundai’s poster boy Veloster SR Turbo and Renault’s potent and racy Megane RS265 Sport as the best all-rounder in the sweet spot bridging humble $20k-something conveniences and properly hot $40k-plus hatchbacks...

Ford Focus ST v Holden Astra VXR: Comparison Review

Ford versus Holden, the definitive Australian automotive rivalry, seen here but not as we know it. There's not a V8 engine, a sedan body or a rear-wheel-drive configuration in sight. Instead, we have a pair of hot hatches, both (re)launched inside the past few months, that go about doing broadly the same thing as each other in notably different ways...

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2017 Holden Astra pricing and specs

The all-new 2017 Holden Astra is here, but it isn’t going for a cut-throat, cut-price position in the busy small car class. That role, previously filled by the Holden Cruze, has been eschewed in favour of a more “premium” positioning for the new European-sourced Astra hatchback...

2017 Holden Astra five-star safety score has a disclaimer

The all-new 2017 Holden Astra has received a five-star ANCAP safety rating – but only for the top two versions in the range. The Holden Astra RS and RSV get Holden Eye autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard, as well as lane-keeping assistance, forward distance indicator and forward collision alert. But the base model R misses out on that tech...

2017 Holden Astra gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new 2017 Holden Astra has been awarded the full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP, ahead of its local launch later this month. Awarded to the mid-spec RS and and top-shelf RS-V models, the rating is based on tests conducted by Euro NCAP on the largely identical Opel Astra last year, and the fact that the two higher variants come equipped with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and lane support systems as standard equipment...

2017 Holden Astra preliminary specs and pricing revealed, on sale in December - UPDATE

UPDATE: Holden has released official pricing and further details for the 2017 Astra range. See bottom of article for details The first details on what to expect from the 2017 Holden Astra range have been revealed on the company's website...

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Holden Astra Owner Reviews

2005 Holden Astra Classic Equipe Review

The car drives great and handles well. I've noticed great fuel performance and ease when it comes to driving start stop all the time. Only flaw is that the paint has faded and seems to be common on this model of car. The air-con is really cold as well. Love the boot space of the car and think that the sedan should of been continued but in the newer style...

2005 Holden Astra Review

The Holden Astra in Australia has forever been loved and loathed by its owners over the years as they got older, and was no longer available here after 2009. But as the owner of two Astras, I can tell you that the Holden Astra is one of the best all rounders that money can buy on the second hand car market. The 2005 AH 5 door hatch CD model with the 1...

2007 Holden Astra Review

So your trusty 92 Corolla just bit the dust. You only have about 15 grand to spend and you're a car nut so it'd be nice to upgrade to something substantially sportier. But you've been told by your better half it also needs to be reasonably practical and you absolutely cannot get a WRX, they're too ugly...

2007 Holden Astra Review

It's not commonly understood by many that the Astra marque was in fact an imported Opel that is designed in Germany and assembled in GM's Belgium plant, as such it comes with a feature set, all be it dumbed down for the Australian market, that is quite rich and technologically advanced, especially for it's year model, which sits on the cusp of the information boom that saw all new cars come with 7" LCD screens as standard equipment in dashboard consoles, however due to the global nature of the car aftermarket items from Europe and Asia are easy to come by and simple and cost effective to install which brings it to the level of features offered in today's market...

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