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Holden Astra and Cascada join 2015 line-up

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The Opel Astra and Cascada have returned Down Under, this time as Holden-badged models. After Opel left Australia in late 2013, Holden has been in talks with parent company General Motors to get the Astra and Cascada (formerly Astra convertible) nameplates back in its line up.

The introduction of the stylish Astra alongside the elegant Cascada convertible marks the beginning of an exciting product onslaught by Holden, promising to deliver 24 major vehicle launches and 36 powertrain combinations in the next five years.

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The Holden Astra nameplate became a firm favourite with Australian drivers when it was first launched in 1996. The refreshed 2015 Holden Astra is introduced in GTC and GTC Sport trim levels in addition to the scotching VXR hot hatch.

Both GTC and GTC Sport come equipped with a 1.6 litre turbocharged engine that produces 125kW and 260Nm when matched with a six-speed automatic transmission, or 147kW and 280Nm when paired with a six-speed manual.

For those looking for something a little sporty, the GTC Sport gains 19-inch alloy wheels, alloy sports pedals, leather sports seats and a sports body kit.

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Real enthusiasts will take note of the range-topping Astra VXR (formerly Opel Astra OPC), packing a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 206kW of power and 400Nm of torque on tap. VXR wears 20-inch alloy wheels, coupled with VXR sports body kit, alloy sports pedals and VXR steering wheel.

The new Cascada replaces the Astra convertible as Holden’s new stylish open-top cruiser. Two variants are available at launch; Cascada and a special Cascada Launch Edition, of which only 50 units will be available.

Both versions are powered by the same 1.6 turbo four found in the Astra GTC, coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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Introduced to celebrate the return of the convertible body style to the Holden range, the Cascada Launch Edition dials up the luxury by adding premium Nappa leather appointed and ventilated front seats and a leather sports steering wheel. The limited edition model gains 20-inch alloy wheels, Adaptive Forward Lighting and Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights.

The Holden Astra and Cascada will go on sale 4 May 2015.

Holden Astra and Cascada pricing (excluding on-roads)

Astra GTC, manual – $26,990
Astra GTC, automatic – $29,190
Astra GTC Sport, manual – $29,990
Astra GTC Sport, automatic – $32,190
Astra VXR, manual – $39,990
Cascada, automatic – $41,990
Cascada Launch Edition, automatic – $44,990

2015 Holden Astra GTC

  • 1.6 litre SIDI turbo engine
  • Six-speed manual / six-speed automatic transmission
  • Dual front, side and curtain airbags
  • ESC and ABS
  • Hill start assist
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 17-inch steel space saver spare wheel
  • Cloth Morrocana sports seats with Sportec bolsters
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Air conditioning with particle filter
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage system (two positions)
  • Auto headlamps
  • Projector headlamps (halogen)
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Start/stop (MT only)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Enhanced multi-function display (one colour) with:
  • Vehicle information menu
  • Trip information menu
  • Fuel economy menu
  • Warning/messages
  • Holden MyLink Infotainment System with seven-inch colour screen display
  • Integrated apps
    • Pandora
    • Stitcher
    • Tune In Radio
  • DAB digital radio
  • Single CD player with MP3 capability
  • Universal hands free with Bluetooth phone
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming, USB and auxiliary input jack

2015 Holden Astra GTC Sport (above GTC)

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • LED tail lamps
  • Perforated leather appointed Mondial trim
  • Eight-way adjustable driver seat with power lumbar control
  • Heated front seats
  • Alloy sports pedals
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Leather sports steering wheel
  • Sports body kit (front bumper lower spoiler edge, rear bumper lower spoiler edge, rocker moulding)
  • Electric park brake

2015 Holden Astra VXR

  • 2.0 litre turbo engine
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Dual front, side and curtain airbags
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Performance brakes – Brembo front calipers, front and rear cross drilled rotors
  • Alloy sports pedals
  • FlexRide with continuous damping control
  • Electro-hydraulic power steering
  • Start/stop
  • Rear park assist
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage system (two positions)
  • Sports performance chassis
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • ESC and ABS
  • Auto headlamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • VXR roof spoiler
  • VXR sports seats
  • Perforated leather appointed Nappa trim
  • Eight-way adjustable heated driver and front passenger seat
  • Power bolsters and power lumbar – driver and passenger seats
  • Satellite navigation
  • VXR Leather steering wheel
  • VXR floor mats
  • Dual zone climate control
  • Enhanced multi-function display with:
  • Vehicle information menu
  • Trip information menu
  • Fuel economy menu
  • Warning/messages
  • Holden MyLink Infotainment System with 7” colour screen display
  • Integrated apps
    • Pandora
    • Stitcher
    • Tune In Radio
  • DAB digital radio
  • Single CD player with MP3 capability
  • Universal hands free with Bluetooth phone
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming, USB and auxiliary input jack

2015 Holden Cascada

  • 1.6 litre SIDI turbo engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Dual front and side airbags
  • ESC and ABS
  • Hill start assist
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 17-inch steel space saver spare wheel
  • Electric folding acoustically insulated roof
  • Sports suspension
  • Electric park brake
  • Heated power outside mirrors
  • Heated front sports seats
  • Leather appointed trim perforated Siena seats
  • Alloy sports pedals
  • Satellite navigation
  • Cruise control
  • Rear view camera
  • Dual zone air conditioning
  • Electric Power Steering (EPS)
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage system (two positions)
  • Auto projector headlamps (halogen), DRL’s and front fog lamps
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Heated leather steering wheel
  • Enhanced multi-function display (one colour) with:
  • Vehicle information menu
  • Trip information menu
  • Fuel economy menu
  • Warning/messages
  • Holden MyLink Infotainment System with 7” colour screen display
  • Integrated apps
  • Pandora
  • Stitcher
  • Tune In Radio
  • DAB digital radio
  • Single CD player with MP3 capability
  • Universal hands free with Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming, USB and auxiliary input jack

2015 Holden Cascada Launch Edition (50 units)

  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • Premium nappa leather appointed sports seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Leather sports steering wheel
  • Adaptive Forward Lighting and Bi-Xenon headlamps with LED DRL’s

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