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2017 Holden Astra sedan review

The 2017 Holden Astra sedan will form an important cog in the Australian company's attempts to recover lost ground following the end of local manufacturing. It might just be the sweet spot in the range too.

2017 Holden Astra sedan review: Prototype drive

With Holden's engineering team receiving constant praise for its work on Commodore, Cruze, Astra hatch and Spark, the team was keen to ensure the Cruze sedan replacement would fit the bill for local buyers. Last year we had the chance to join Holden's engineering team during a local development drive of the new Holden Astra sedan (which is known as the Cruze sedan in the North American market) in 65 per cent prototype form...

2017 Holden Astra sedan review

While local production may have ended, Holden hasn't given up on the small sedan. The new Astra sedan is coming and Paul Maric heads to the States for a drive.

2017 Holden Astra R review

The 2017 Holden Astra hatch is a viable Golf and Focus rival, but that drive-away price needs some sharpening...

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2017 Holden Astra sedan review

Read the full article here. With Holden winding up local manufacturing, it wasn’t just the Commodore that would no longer be produced in Australia. The Holden Cruze also met a similar fate, with a little over 126,000 units produced locally over five years. Replacing the locally produced Cruze is a brand new one, built off a global architecture and the D2 platform, which is shared with the Holden Astra hatch...

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...

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Holden Astra RS-V v Volkswagen Golf 110TSI comparison

The Volkswagen Golf has been a massive sales success for Volkswagen Australia. While Dieselgate had the potential to dampen spirits and kill sales, the Golf remains one of the best selling small cars on the market. So you can imagine why Holden was so keen to get the all-new 2017 Holden Astra into Australia, launching the vehicle in late 2016, following on from it winning the prestigious 2016 European Car of the Year award...

Small hatchback comparison: Holden Astra v Renault Megane v Subaru Impreza

The small car market is one of the busiest segments of the Australian automotive landscape, both in terms of sales and for new product – and 2016 in particular proved to be a big year for the humble hatchback. Sales of small cars may have slowed off a little as people move towards the plethora of small SUV alternatives, but make no mistake: this segment still makes up the single biggest proportion of overall new vehicle sales, and it’s dominated by a couple of big-name models...

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...

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Holden Astra News

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 16, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

CarAdvice podcast 57: We take a quick drive in the 2018 Hyundai Kona

♫ Just the two of us: Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens are on the panel this week. In cars, the Hyundai Kona EV is due in 2018, an HSV-tuned Colorado is coming, pricing has been revealed for the incoming Range Rover Velar, and the all-new Volkswagen Polo has been teased ahead of its debut this week...

2017 Holden Astra sedan pricing and specs: New Four-door cruises in to join hatch

NOTE: This article was first published on June 1. The Astra sedan has now made its Australian debut, and you can read our launch review here. June 1: Local pricing and specifications for the new 2017 Holden Astra sedan have been released this week, ahead of the new model's arrival in Australia...

2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon confirmed for late 2017 launch

The Holden Astra Sportwagon has been confirmed the Australian market, and will go on sale towards the end of 2017. The new wagon variant will join the existing Opel-sourced hatchback, and the Astra sedan, as part of the company's three-prong attack on the small car segment. For the Australian market, the Astra Sportwagon will be exclusively powered by a 1...

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Holden Astra Owner Reviews

2016 Holden Astra RS review

I traded-in my much loved VE SS Commodore and bought the RS Astra. While there is a huge difference in power output, I absolutely love the Astra, especially in Sports mode. Power-to-weight ratio certainly makes up for the difference. We bought the SS for the long trips from north Queensland to NSW. And now the Astra is more than capable of handling these long trips...

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...

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