2017 Holden Astra Sedan Arriving July 1st, Priced From $21,990

Holden’s 2017 Astra Sedan is just weeks away from hitting showrooms Down Under, with prices starting from $21,990 for the entry-level LS version.

Buying into the Astra Sedan range means owning a car with a five star ANCAP rating, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus a rear-view camera as standard.

“We’re really proud of the new Astra Sedan, not just because of its long list of features and comfortable drive but also for its outstanding customer value both at purchase and throughout ownership,” said Holden exec Mark Bernhard.

Customers can choose between four different trim levels, LS, LS+, LT and LTZ, all powered by the same 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol unit, rated at 110 kW (149 PS / 147 HP) and 245 Nm (180 lb-ft) of torque coupled to a six-speed auto gearbox bar the entry-level LS.

The entry-level LS trim also comes with 16″ alloys, six airbags, automatic headlights, a 7″ color touchscreen, cruise control and the available 6-speed manual transmission.

Going for the LS+ ($24,990) means getting the Holden Eye forward facing camera, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, a leather steering wheel and auto high beam assist.

Higher-spec LT versions ($27,990) add 17″ alloys, Side Blind Spot Alert, Passive Entry and Push-button Start, Advanced Park Assist, Rain Sensing Wipers, 8″ touchscreen, embedded sat-nav, Digital Radio, heated exterior mirrors, illuminated vanity mirrors, a lip spoiler and remote start. As for the top-spec LTZ (no official pricing yet), it features 18″ alloys, an electric sunroof, heated leather seats, single zone climate control and chrome exterior highlights.

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  • Bash

    I see an older corolla from the back, i see the older civic as well on the front..

    • Kevin Tay

      the rear looks like a Honda City from the thumbnail.

      • Bash

        I see your point now, see.. the bottom line is that we are on the same page, this does remind us of something else. 😀

  • Timo

    The Astra Hatch is derived from the european Opel/Vauxhall Astra, while the Sedan is a rebadged Chevy Cruze.
    btw: i’m sad that Chevrolet left the european market in 2013, i quite liked their models and the new Cruze and Volt look promising.

    • Benjamin B.

      Isn’t the Volt rebadged as an Opel?

      • Timo

        Nope, they only rebadge the smaller Chevrolet “Bolt” as an Opel/Vauxhall Ampera-e, but its future is uncertain since Opel was sold to PSA. The old Volt was sold as the “Ampera”, but after poor sales they decided to stop selling them in Europe.

    • notthistimecobber

      Incorrect friend.

  • Randy Terpstra

    Interesting name choice, as it’s a rebadged Cruze, as opposed to an Opel Astra. So what’s in a name? The Aussie consumer may want to know.

    Will a Astra hatch and/or wagon arrive to replace the previous Holden Cruze versions? If so, the Holden showroom may feature the South Korean (or Chinese) sourced rebadged Cruze sedans, along side European sourced Opel Astra hatches and wagons.

    • Six Thousand Times

      It’s probably gonna get weird. The Cruze and Astra share a platform (mostly) now but GM Europe has just been sold to Peugeot. There is a Cruze hatch available that could replace The Astra hatch but there’s no estate.

    • notthistimecobber

      It’s not just a Cruze. It’s a Opel, Vauxhall, Holden Astra as well

      • Timo

        Nope, wrong.

        • notthistimecobber

          I think you may be confusing the hatch and sedan mate. The sedan in question is a global model jointly developed by Chev and Opel/Vauxhall. The Sedan is only a Cruze in Markets where Chev compete eg: the Americas and parts of Asia. This sedan will shortly be released in Europe, UK, African countries and I believe Russia as the Opel/Vauxhall Astra. In Australia it is also sold as Astra. The Chev version has cosmetic changes to the Opel and To a lesser extent the the Holden version.

        • Melissa Ong

          i wouldnt say anything more mate – you already look silly with this comment

      • Randy Terpstra

        Though related mechanically, an Opel Astra, is not the same as the Cruze. The Buick Verano (in China the Excelle GT & XT) is more closely related. Formally, Holden Astras, were the rebadged Opel name-sake. The Holden Cruze was a rebadged Chevrolet Cruze. Now the Cruze is being rebadged as an Astra. That I find curious.

        • notthistimecobber

          I think you may have confused my comment re this model with the hatch. My comments were not about the Polish sourced hatch, they were about this “global” sedan model known around the world as Holden Astra, Chev Cruze and soon to be Opel&a Vauxhall Astra with all versions having their own unique cosmetic changes.

  • Ditzebächer

    I don’t see the strategy. Holden sells now a Chevy Cruze as Astra in Downunder. Astra is the modelname of Opel midisze car in Europe, outside of EU it’s not popular. Opel will seperate from GM this year. So one of the two parties has to stop selling Astra under it’s brand name in maybe seven years when Opel introduces next generation and then PSA based of their very important and successfull Astra series. Would Opel give up the name of one of it’s most important model lines to GM which was not successfull with the Astra models outside of Europe?

    • Matt

      Holden Australia also sells the actual Opel Astra hatch alongside the above model. Quite confusing for consumers.

      • notthistimecobber

        They are both Astra’s

        • Matt

          Yes by badge, but the sedan is a Cruze. Different styling and interior to the EU Astra hatch.

          • notthistimecobber

            The Astra sedan and Cruze is a global model sold around the globe under Astra and Cruze names (each market has cosmetic changes only). Just because in the US it is sold as a Cruze doesn’t mean others are “only a rebadged Cruze”…

          • Matt

            ‘Cosmetic changes’? The EU Astra and the Cruze have completely different bodies and interiors. The Cruze is a Cruze almost everywhere in the world except Australia (even then the previous generation was badged Cruze). Calling the new model an Astra is an interesting development.

            My point was that when a consumer walks into a dealership and sees two clearly different cars (yes they share platforms and engines) with the same name, they might be scratching their heads.

          • notthistimecobber

            I think you may be confusing the hatch and sedan mate. The sedan in question is a global model jointly developed by Chev and Opel/Vauxhall. The Sedan is only a Cruze in Markets where Chev compete eg: the Americas and parts of Asia. This sedan will shortly be released in Europe, UK, African countries and I believe Russia as the Opel/Vauxhall Astra. In Australia it is also sold as Astra. The Chev version has cosmetic changes to the Opel and To a lesser extent the the Holden version.

          • Matt

            I’m not confused. Do you know they also make a Cruze hatch as well? That’s why I’m saying the Cruze and Astra are distinct model lines. The EU Astra has been designed and engineered for European tastes, the Cruze for Asian and US markets.

            To put them together in a showroom with the same badge (regardless of whether it’s a hatch or sedan) is somewhat confusing to Joe customer.

          • notthistimecobber

            Nah you have missed it again mate – wasn’t talking about Cruze hatch – I mentioned sedan only. The sedan is a global model jointly designed by Opel and Chev. Yes the Cruze hatch is Chev only but not the sedan!

          • Matt

            You keep missing my point. The Cruze hatch and sedan are the same car, plus or minus a boot/trunk.

            If the Cruze hatch and sedan are the same car, how is the Astra hatch the same car as well? (as you claim).

            The Astra is not the same car. It has completely different dashboard, door trims, headlights, grille, exterior styling, wheels, chassis tuning etc.

            The Cruze sedan and EU Astra are like GM’s version of the VW Passat and Skoda Superb. Same platform/hardpoints and engines, but NOT the same car.

            If a customer walks into a Holden dealership and sits in an Astra hatch and then sits in the sedan, he’s going to notice something’s up. Most consumers would expect the hatchback and sedan variants of a model would be all but identical.

            I just don’t know why Holden dropped the Cruze name.

          • notthistimecobber

            Mate read my comments again – at no time did I say the Astra hatch is the same car – only ever mentioned the sedan!! I think I have said this to you 3 times now – the sedan is a global model sold as Astra and Cruze. Holdens versions have some minor cosmetics differences to the Chev version. The Opel/Vauxhall version when released later this year will take it a bit further with different dash as well as different bumpers and lights . I repeat – I am talking about the sedan and the Hatches!

          • Matt

            Well in order to stop ourselves from literally repeating the same thing over and over: I know the Cruze is a global model. Everything you are mentioning, I know.

            I just don’t know how the Cruze being a global model is relevant to my original point about putting the same badge on two different cars.

            If Holden just called the sedan a Cruze, then we wouldn’t be having this discussion. As it happens though, they decided to give it the same name as another model in their range.

            For the record, the Cruze has never been sold anywhere in the world as an ‘Astra’, until now. So this comes as a surprise to most of us, perhaps not to you if you work for GM and are aware of their model/naming plans.

          • notthistimecobber

            That’s because previously Cruze was a single model in its own right. That no longer happens and we now have this one small sedAn for all of GM’s brands hence why it is called Astra and Cruze. What Holden has done is not just a Holden thing! And no I don’t work for GM – all of this info is freely available via google such as this one – https://www.wheelsmag.com.au/news/1611/2017-opel-astra-sedan-spy-shots

          • notthistimecobber
          • Melissa Ong

            Matt he is correct. This sedan is being introduced worldwide as both Astra and Cruze. It was designed by Opel and Chevrolet jointly to be a global model badged as Astra and Cruze. You will see it released later this year as an Opel badged model but will have some different bumpers etc and some changes inside. This isnt something just done by Holden alone.

          • Matt

            I never said he was wrong. My original point was about customer confusion around two different-looking cars with the same name in one showroom. I never claimed the Cruze was somehow not a global model.

            I guess I just somewhat disagree with GM’s model strategy, although it matters less going forward now that PSA owns Opel and things are set to get even more confusing.

          • Melissa Ong

            Matt you make this sound like it this is an unusual thing? Why cant GM have an Astra hatch and a Astra sedan and not have them being identical? Its not unusual for brands to offer the same named vehicle but with two different body styles/configurations. Ever heard of Corolla – that sells very well in both sedan and hatch form?

          • Matt

            It’s not unusual per se, but the ‘Astra’ name has always been synonymous with German engineering and aesthetic. Putting the badge on a car designed for Asia/US tastes (Cruze sedan) i.e. more swoopy lines, exaggerated headlight proportions next to the more ‘Germanic looking’ hatch seems like lack of brand image consistency.

            Luckily Holden is not known for styling consistency, as their model range is made up from GM models sourced all over and at different stages of their life-cycle.

            At least in Europe Opel are making an effort to better tie-in the looks of both the hatch and sedan. Walk into a Holden dealership in 2017 and every single model looks like it could have come from a different manufacturer.

          • Melissa Ong

            Matt sorry mate but I have to correct you again. This sedan was JOINTLY designed by Opel, Vauxhall and Chev. It was not designed just for US and Asia. The US version has cosmetic differences to the Holden and Opel versions. Each market makes changes that are applicable to each specific market but you cant expect Holden with such a small market to spend to extra to make more changes then they have done – it just doesnt make financial sense.

        • Ditzebächer

          But nobody sees my point… Repeat: There is Chevy Cruze. There is Opel Astra. They are same platform, but totally different (visible) design. Cruze as Sedan and Hatch, Astra as Hatch and Sports Tourer. (Current Astra sedan is still based on the last generation Astra J, while all others are Astra K) But Cruze and Astra have different design, not just differend brand name badge. Opel Astra is mostly only used in Europe, and now except Australia (and years ago as Saturn Astra in US), Chevy Cruze anywhere else in the world. ASTRA is quite popular in Europe and known since more than 20 years now in Europe (as successor of the Kadett line).

          Now Opel separates from GM and joins with PSA. Must now Opel discontinue ASTRA model name for PSA future model because GM is using it in Aussi? Or must Holden outtake the ASTRA model name shortly after introduction again? I think the dead point for ASTRA model name for Opel or GM brands is comming then when Opel will introduce a PSA based successor in maybe 7-8 years. Future Opel ASTRA modell will be totally different car, based on PSA platform. Future GM ASTRA/Cruze will be GM platform.

          This would be like also Mitsubishi would sell a mid class car called Passat. Not legally possible.

          • notthistimecobber

            What GM has done with Astra hatch and sedan is not uncommon.

    • notthistimecobber

      This sedan is a global model badged as Opel, Holden, Vauxhall Astra and Chev Cruze. It’s not solely a Cruze.

    • Melissa Ong

      Its not an unusual thing Holden has done – Toyota do the same.

  • Benjamin B.

    Chevy Cruz 4-door

    • notthistimecobber

      Not just a Cruze – also badged as Opel, Vauxhall, Holden Astra

      • Timo

        Incorrect, my friend. Opel/Vauxhall Astra and Chevy Cruze are different cars. Maybe they share the same platform and some components, but that’s all.

        • notthistimecobber

          I think you may be confusing the hatch and sedan mate. The sedan in question is a global model jointly developed by Chev and Opel/Vauxhall. The Sedan is only a Cruze in Markets where Chev compete eg: the Americas and parts of Asia. This sedan will shortly be released in Europe, UK, African countries and I believe Russia as the Opel/Vauxhall Astra. In Australia it is also sold as Astra. The Chev version has cosmetic changes to the Opel and To a lesser extent the the Holden version

        • Melissa Ong

          research buddy before you comment

  • carlbolt

    “an electric sunroof”
    “electric”, sounds fancy, but is there any other kind sunroof?

    • Status

      Way back in the day there were manual sunroofs. They had a fold-out hand crank that opened and closed them. Never going to see them again, though.

  • Braddo

    Same name as the new Astra Hatch – although i bet they are worlds apart in quality and driving. I don’t know why holden did this??? It’s a cruze – and shouldn’t be put along side the opel.

    • notthistimecobber

      I think you may be confusing the hatch and sedan mate. The sedan in question is a global model jointly developed by Chev and Opel/Vauxhall. The Sedan is only a Cruze in Markets where Chev compete eg: the Americas and parts of Asia. This sedan will shortly be released in Europe, UK, African countries and I believe Russia as the Opel/Vauxhall Astra. In Australia it is also sold as Astra. The Chev version has cosmetic changes to the Opel and To a lesser extent the the Holden version

      • Braddo

        But they sell the Cruze here already?? Why tarnish the astra name with GM daewoo rubbish?? My freind has a cruze and its rubbish.

        • notthistimecobber

          Where is here? They no longer sell the Cruze here in Aus

    • Melissa Ong

      its not an unusual thing to do – other brands do it.

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