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2016 Holden Astra: First secrets uncovered

The next-generation Astra hatchback expected to spearhead Holden’s future assault on the vital small-car class will be smaller, lighter, feature turbocharged three-cylinder engines, and introduce a faster VXR - this time in five-door form...

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2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring
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2015 Opel Astra interior spied at Nurburgring

Our wily spy photographers have snapped the first photos of the 2015 Opel Astra's interior whilst the car was undergoing testing at the Nurburgring. Although it's covered in plenty of shrouding and tape, the interior of the next-generation Astra will feature a clearly delineated two-tier dashboard, with controls for the entertainment and navigation systems on the top level, while the climate control buttons and knobs reside on the lower level...


Holden Astra is officially finished
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Holden Astra is officially finished

GM Holden has confirmed to CarAdvice something that’s been fairly obvious for a while; the Holden Astra imported from Opel in German is no more. Holden has also said it has no intention of importing the next generation Astra into Australia and has confirmed that the suspension of Astra imports, which we first told you about back in April, has now become permanent...


Holden suspends Astra imports
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Holden suspends Astra imports

GM Holden has taken the unprecedented step of suspending imports of its second best selling car the Opel-made Astra, sighting issues with currency fluctuations and commodity price issues. The move means that no Holden-badged Astras will be imported in April or May and the decision could become permanent, depending on a company review of the situation...


2010 Holden Astra images leaked
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2010 Holden Astra images leaked

Following spy pics we discovered last month, we have this morning found even more leaked pictures of the 2010 Opel (Holden) Astra. The new images show the standard version of the hatch, as well as a sketch of the all-new wagon. The next generation Astra is expected to make its official debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show...


2008 Holden Astra CDTi Wagon (Diesel)
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2008 Holden Astra CDTi Wagon (Diesel)

With desire for diesel cars rising rapidly, GM Holden is working hard to bring more oil burners to the Australian market. We know they are serious too, given the recent announcement that hybrid and diesel variants of the Commodore are only two years away. But if you can't wait that long, Australia's favourite brand has added another model to its growing diesel line-up...


2009 Holden Astra CGI
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2009 Holden Astra CGI

With the current Holden Astra starting to show its age, European manufacturer Opel (in charge of the project), is currently testing the new-generation Astra before its public debut at next year's Geneva motor show. CarAdvice brought you the first spy photos of the new Astra earlier this year and now we can show you a Computer Generated Image (CGI) produced by our graphic artists...


2007 Holden Astra CDTi (Diesel) Road Test
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2007 Holden Astra CDTi (Diesel) Road Test

2007 Holden Astra CDTi (Diesel) Road Test Test Models: 2007 Holden Astra CDTi (Diesel) Manual & Auto. CarAdvice rating: Recommended Retail Price: $29990 for the Manual - $31490 for the auto When I handed back Holden’s awesome VE SS for the keys to a mid-sized diesel hatch, my contemplation for wanting to hand it straight back could easily have been forgiven...


2007 Holden Astra SRi coupe and hatch
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2007 Holden Astra SRi coupe and hatch

Holden's Astra has been one of the lucky cars in the Holden lineup which has not been replaced with a Korean made matchbox. Unlike the Holden Barina (with its 2 star safety rating) the Holden Astra is actually made in Belgium, by Opel. Hence the Astra SRi three and five-door hatch models are not plaughed by the image and safety concerns of their Korean made counterparts...


2007 Holden Astra Twintop
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2007 Holden Astra Twintop

Holden has released some details on the 2007 Holden Astra Twintop & SRi with some new improvements. The cars are powered by a 2.2-litre direct injection engine with 110kW power @ 5600 rpm and 210Nm torque @ 4000 rpm. Holden says the new improved Astra engine will represent the first time an Astra engine has come with variable high-pressure direct fuel injection technology which will enhance its efficiency compared with multi-point fuel injection systems...


Holden AH Astra SRi coupe and hatch
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Holden AH Astra SRi coupe and hatch

Astra SRi coupe and hatch The sporty Astra SRi three-door coupe and dynamic SRi five-door hatch models add the excitement and performance from the more powerful direct injection 110 kW 2.2-litre engine. Both models come equipped with a standard six-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, sports chassis pack, semi automatic climate control, leather heated seats and a lower sports body kit...


Holden AH Astra TwinTop
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Holden AH Astra TwinTop

Holden revealed two new Astra models at the 2006 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The Astra TwinTop retractable hard top convertible and sporty SRi five-door hatch made their Australian debuts on the Holden show stand. Both vehicles, and a new SRi three-door coupe, will be on sale in a months time (December). The Astra's are all powered by a 2...


Holden Astra SRi Turbo 2006 AH MY06
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Holden Astra SRi Turbo 2006 AH MY06

So Holden has kept their promise and is bringing out the brand new Astra SRi. The Holden Astra SRi 2006 (AH M06) will be out later this month (June) and from the looks of it, it is still using the same engine as the old TS SRi generating peak power of 147 kilowatts at 5400rpm and peak torque of 262Nm at 4200rpm. The Astra SRi Turbo has always been a car of mystery to me...


Next Generation Holden Astra
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Next Generation Holden Astra

This is what the new Astra will probably look like, thankfully its not from Korea! So you can be assured that it won't explode when you reverse into a pole. The New Astra is based on the Vauxhall Antara, which coincidently was made by former chief of design at Vauxhall, Martin Smith. I say former because he has now moved on to other things, more specifically, Ford...