Holden Adds Astra Sedan to Small Car Lineup
In 2017, Holden will launch the all-new Astra sedan. Astra sedan joins Astra hatch and Astra coupe siblings to expand Holden’s small-car lineup.
“Last year, Holden committed to launching 24 new products by 2020, and Astra sedan represents the 13th of those, joining Astra hatch and Astra coupe to continue building a world-class small car range,” said Marinos Panayiotou, Holden’s director of Planning and Program. “Astra sedan is a truly global vehicle, developed in Europe, manufactured in Korea and finished with design elements and significant engineering input from Holden. Astra’s luxurious interior is complemented by advanced driver and connectivity technology in addition to progressive exterior styling which, when you add to the hatch variant, gives Holden a strong line-up in the small-car segment.”
Based on the U.S.-designed, Chevrolet Cruze, Holden’s Astra sedan boasts key local input to give this global vehicle a uniquely Australian flavor to appeal to Australian customers, according to the automaker.
Designed in North America, Astra sedan also received bespoke styling treatment from the renowned GM Australia design team, with a sophisticated front grille and fascia to give the Astra range a more cohesive appearance. Astra sedan also benefits from in-depth local engineering carried out at Holden’s Lang Lang proving ground to ensure it exhibits the refinement and composure displayed by its sibling, Astra hatch, according to the automaker.