2017 Holden Astra Arriving In Australia From $25,312

Holden’s new product onslaught includes the launch of the re-badged Opel Astra in Australia from December.

Priced from AUD $25,312, which equals to USD $19,380 at today’s exchange rates, the compact car features a few styling updates over the Opel/Vauxhall models, including the addition of the brand’s own logos, and it’s underpinned by a new architecture that allows it to drop up to 130 kg (287 lbs) of weight over its predecessor.

Some of the features that equip the new Holden Astra, depending on the selected version, include the IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights, and the Holden Eye front camera that can automatically adapt length and distribution of the light beam depending on the traffic situations. The rearview camera is standard and it’s joined by the front camera, Forward Collision Alert, Automatic Emergency Braking, Side Blind Spot Alert, and Lane Keep Assist.

The 2017 Holden Astra boasts a heated steering wheel and heated front seats, leather wrapped, along with the brand’s MyLink infotainment system that works together with a color touchscreen display and provides Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.

Lesser versions are powered by a new 1.4-liter EcoTec direct-injected turbocharged engine, rated at 149 PS (147 HP) and 240 Nm (177 lb-ft) of torque, which burns 5.8 lt/100 km (40.56 mpg US), while customers looking for something sportier can go for the 1.6-liter EcoTec direct-injected turbo, with its 200 PS (197 HP) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque.


Holden’s Auctioning Some Of Its Historic Models Including First 2001 Monaro

The auction includes an assortment of Commodores including a 1995 rally car.

2011 Mercedes S65 AMG Might Just Help You Gain Baller Status

The W211 Mercedes S65 AMG is powered by a twin-turbo V12 that puts out 604 HP and 738 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS Will Cost You Upwards Of AU$144,600 In Australia

The new Mercedes-Benz GLS is available with two engines.

A 2020 Corvette C8 Just Crashed In Detroit’s First Snowfall

It’s hard to tell if the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray suffered any significant damage.

New Hyundai Santa Cruz Pickup Truck To Be Produced In Alabama And Go On Sale In 2021

Hyundai will finally start production of the Santa Cruz truck in 2021 .

Ferrari Roma Is A 2+ Coupe With Understated Styling And A 612 HP Turbo V8 (New Photos)

Ferrari’s latest model can rocket from 0-62 mph (that’s 100km/h) in 3.4 seconds.

2020 Toyota Supra Gets Into Apparent Hit And Run With Civic While Trying To Flee Car Meet

As police closed in, the 2020 Supra slammed into a Civic and then took off.

New Delhi Authorities Enforce Driving Restrictions To Reduce Smog

The World Health Organization reported in 2018 that India has the world’s 10 most polluted cities.

VW Begins Expanding Chattanooga Plant, Will Build ID.4 In 2022

The first American-made ID.4s are slated to go into production in 2022.

Maserati’s All-New Sports Car Coming In May 2020

The upcoming model will be offered with an electric powertrain that could have three different motors.