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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.
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Holden Astra Reviews

2018 Holden Astra R+ review

The Euro Holden Astra R+ hatch is steadily becoming one of the market's true bargain buys, if you know where to look. The fact that it happens to be genuinely quite good is something of a bonus.

2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon LS+ review

Wagons are an increasingly rare breed these days, but the Holden Astra Sportwagon proves that you don't really 'need' an SUV.

2017 Holden Astra RS-V review

Sitting atop the all-new Holden Astra range, the 2017 Holden Astra RS-V is packed with equipment and features. Is that enough to win over buyers of its Japanese, Korean, and German rivals though?

2017 Holden Astra Sedan LTZ review

The flagship Holden Astra sedan could be the pick of the range, though it misses out on safety tech offered in the hatch.

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Holden Astra Videos

2019 Small Car Comparison

It's time. We've put the 10 most popular small cars together, priced between $30,000 and $40,000, to see which are most deserving of your attention.

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...

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Holden Astra Comparisons

Best small car: Ford Focus v Holden Astra v Honda Civic v Hyundai i30 v Kia Cerato v Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Subaru Impreza v Toyota Corolla v Volkswagen Golf

While buyers continue to gravitate toward SUVs, small cars haven’t entirely lost their appeal. They account for about one-in-seven new vehicles sold this year, with this cluster of models forming the vast majority of the segment’s sales. We’re testing flagship variants here, with sticker prices between $30,000 and $40,000...

2017 Holden Astra LT sedan v 2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent sedan comparison

From styling to equipment and value, Holden has take the offensive to the small-car market with its Euro-influenced Astra sedan range. An offer too good to be true? We pitch it against the evergreen, big-selling Corolla to test the measure of the Astra's goodness.

Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...

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Holden Astra News

2022 Opel/Vauxhall Astra teased

British carmaker Vauxhall and its German sister brand Opel have teased the next-generation 2022 Astra small hatchback – a car which, had the events of the last five years played out differently, could have made it to Australian showrooms wearing Holden badging...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Corolla v Mazda3 sedans

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey for the first podcast back for 2020! We chat with Mike Duff about his drive in the Aston Martin DBX prototype and discuss if it feels like an Aston Martin. Mike compares the 2020 Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 sedans. We talk to CarAdvice reader Tim about his owner review of the 2017 Holden Astra RS, which he bought new...

Goodbye Commodore: A legend dies as Holden goes exclusive on SUVs and utes

As exclusively reported by CarAdvice's Joshua Dowling last week, the Commodore will be dropped from the Holden line-up at the end of 2020. It will be joined by the Astra. The company has confirmed it will continue to sell MY19 Commodore and MY19 Astra variants to private buyers through 2020, "albeit with diminishing model availability as part of an orderly runout"...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: Volkswagen to debut ID...

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Holden Astra Owner Reviews

2017 Holden Astra RS-V review

I have always liked the Astra, I have owned the Opel Astra previously but have needed to upgrade to a car with an automatic gear box, as I am not getting any younger and do a lot of city driving. I looked around on car sites for a used Astra after I had tried my luck at a dealer. However they didn't have a used RS-V - only the RS and even they were quite expensive...

2020 Holden Astra R review

Holden's 2020 Astra R - the last of its kind - surprises in many ways, and provides plenty of value for those in the market for a budget hatchback. Concerns over the longevity of support for these vehicles will undoubtedly rank front and centre for buyers of this car, but there will always be some kind of sacrifice at this price-point...

2017 Holden Astra RS review

In 2017 I decided I wanted to upgrade from my 2014 Ford Focus Trend manual. After owning a few mainstream hatches I knew I wanted another hatch, but this time with a bit more oomph from in the powertrain. My shortlist was the Golf and the Astra. Initially I was interested in the 1.4-litre turbo R+ which had some welcomed safety additions and enough poke for city and freeway driving...

2005 Holden Astra CDX review

The 2005 Holden Astra CDX AH really is worth its bang considering it's 13 years old. I bought the Astra as my first car when I moved interstate and picked her up with 182,000km for $5600. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, just a car that was in reasonable condition, and anything but the Toyota Echo or the Holden Barina...

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