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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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Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon to form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the Opel Astra Sports Tourer will form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020 and will wear the Holden Astra wagon, or Holden Astra Tourer badge when it arrives later this year. We understand the two model range will consist of the Holden Astra LS wagon and the Astra LT wagon...

Holden Astra sedan, Subaru XV score five-star ANCAP rating

The new Holden Astra sedan and Subaru XV have been awarded five-star safety ratings this week by independent crash-testing body ANCAP. Despite not offering autonomous emergency braking (AEB) anywhere in the range, the Astra sedan still managed 34.94 points out of 37, including a perfect 16 out of 16 for the side impact test...

Old nameplates returning to form

There are many market trends in action this year, but one of the more novel is the resurgence - or re-emergence - of old nameplates. Running through some cars experiencing good growth is a bit like looking at a new car guide from early 2000s. In the light car segment there's the relaunched Suzuki Baleno, with 1043 incremental sales - enough for a respectable 4...

2017 Holden Astra sedan to launch with three model variants: LS, LT and LTZ

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the 2017 Holden Astra sedan, which is due to launch locally next month, will be launched with three trim levels and two transmissions. Holden's Astra sedan will replace the Cruze as its entry-level sedan offering and will include a great deal of local ride and handling tuning...

Holden Astra Coupe, Insignia VXR retired; Cascada dropped too - UPDATE

UPDATE: The Cascada convertible has also been dropped from the company's range, reducing the number of Opel-sourced vehicles to the new-generation Astra and the upcoming Commodore (a rebadged Insignia). The Holden Astra Coupe and Insignia VXR have been quietly dropped from the company's website, meaning the Commodore SS models are the only performance offerings left in the line-up...

CarAdvice podcast 35, LIVE from Detroit: Astra sedan, Steed review, Holden's Sean Poppitt and hits & misses of Detroit!

Direct from the 2017 Detroit Motor Show, join Paul, Mike Costello, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Catch all the car news from Detroit with the reveal of the Toyota Camry, Astra sedan, Astra hatch pricing, Lexus LS, Ford Bronco/Ranger and Mercedes-Benz Project One. Mike Costello reviews the Great Wall Steed and Matt discusses the comparison between the Holden Astra, Renault Megane and Subaru Impreza...

2017 Holden Astra sedan revealed as Cruze sedan replacement, coming in May

Holden has today announced that its Cruze sedan replacement will be called the Holden Astra sedan when it arrives locally in May this year. Built off the same D2 architecture as the Astra hatch, the Astra sedan will be built with a comfort ride in mind, sitting beneath the Astra hatch in terms of pricing and sportiness...

Holden cuts Astra hatch pricing only a month after launch

Holden has today announced that it will cut between $250 and $1700 from the price of the Holden Astra, only a month after the brand launched the new model in Australia. Speaking with media at the Detroit motor show, Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, said that the decision was driven by customers...

CarAdvice podcast 34: What to expect in Detroit, Astra review, Nismo Festival, a V10 E30 M3, and... car Christmas gifts!

On the last episode of the year ('best of' eps still to come!), Mandy and James Wong cover the big car news of the week. What happened? We've got a 'what to expect' list for the 2017 Detroit motor show, the Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe was revealed...

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...