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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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LIST PRICE RRP:$29,970
CARADVICE RATING 7.5
FUEL ECONOMY 6.1L/100km
SEAT 5
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Holden expands Takata recall, Opel models affected

Holden has added the 2012-17 Holden/Opel Astra, 2014-17 Holden Cascada and 2013 Opel Zafira to the ever-expanding Takata airbag recall. As with all Takata recalls, a combination of high temperatures and humidity can make the airbag inflator propellant degrade...

Opel Astra facelift spied

A development prototype believed to be an upcoming facelift for the Opel Astra has been spied in Europe during hot weather testing. Black camouflage conceals the front bumper and grille, suggesting the most noticeable changes will be in these areas, and it looks like the headlights may get revisions too...

2019 Chevrolet Cruze revealed

The 2019 Chevrolet Cruze has been revealed for the North American market, featuring a revised design, upgraded infotainment for base models, and new interior colours. Available in both hatchback and sedan bodies, the Cruze – sold here as the Astra sedan – continues to be available with both 114kW/239Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol and 102kW/240Nm 1...

CarAdvice podcast 87: What do our readers think of the new Commodore? 

This week you are joined by Mandy Turner and Mike Costello. In car news, reports have surfaced about the the Alfa Romeo 6C sports car being prepared for 2020, while 2018 BMW X2 pricing and specs have been released. Also, Kia Australia is standing by the slow-selling Optima, QLD police union says hidden speed cameras are ‘revenue raisers’ and don’t save lives, the Range Rover SV Coupe has been confirmed for Geneva, and reports the 2019 Jaguar XJ goes electric...

The Shortlist: $35k small hatch with lots of rear-seat leg room

Ashish needs a new family-friendly hatchback with lots of rear-seat leg room. The budget is $35,000. Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon pricing and specs

The Holden Astra Sportwagon hits dealers in October, once again giving the Lion brand a presence in the diminished small wagon class that it exited last year when it discontinued the Cruze. The UK-built (Opel/Vauxhall-based) Astra load-lugger joins the Poland-made Astra hatch and Korean-made (Chevrolet-based) Astra sedan in Holden's globalised small-car family...

The Shortlist: Replacing a Holden Vectra...

With $30,000 to spend, Rod needs a small or mid-sized car that can handle the city and the country.  Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision...

2018 Holden Astra 'GSi' spied

A hotter version of the Holden Astra hatch has been spied undergoing testing with almost no disguise on. The development prototype wears new front and rear bumpers with new styling that's sportier, but not overly aggressive. The car's sporty intent is signalled by splashes of red piping at both ends...

CarAdvice podcast 64: We talk to Holden after ACCC investigation

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong join you this week for an episode full of new-model details, and a talk about Holden's run-in with the ACCC. The new-gen SUV Peugeot 3008 touches down, Honda Jazz gets an update inside and out, a new engine option for Subaru Levorg, the Renault Clio RS receives a facelift, and the Hyundai Santa Fe gets standard safety features...

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...