Holden’s all-new Astra Sedan will join its hatchback stablemate later this month from $21,990 driveaway. Offered in four trim levels – LS, LS+, LT and LTZ – the Astra Sedan takes on one of the most competitive car segments with an all-new sheet metal and lifetime capped price servicing.
“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 Managing Director, Mark Bernhard.
“Launching with $21,990 driveaway puts Astra right at the pointy end of small-car segment pricing and then when you consider Capped Price Servicing totaling only $916 for the first three years or 60,000km, customers can be sure they’ve got a great deal and will be well looked after.”
Like the Astra hatch, the sedan packs the same 1.4-litre turbocharged engine boasting 110kW and 245Nm of torque. It’s paired to a six-speed automatic transmission across the range. A manual transmission is also available on the base LS model.
According to Holden, the Astra Sedan has received in-depth local suspension tuning and testing in and around Holden’s Lang Lang proving ground to ensure high levels of refinement and sporty composure.
“We’ve developed a unique steering tune for Astra which gives it a more balanced and responsive feel and, ultimately, adds to the drivers’ confidence in the car,” said Holden’s Lead Dynamics Engineer, Rob Trubiani.
“We also tuned the car’s suspension dampers and chassis controls to make sure Astra feels safe and comfortable on long journeys, but inspiring to drive through the corners.”
Utilising the same Delta 2 architecture as the Astra hatch, the sedan promises polished driving manners, advanced technology and unique Australian design and engineering treatment from GM’s Australian subsidiary in Port Melbourne.
Inside, the 2017 Astra sedan boasts European design with an upmarket ambience. A large colour touchscreen (7 or 8 inch depending on model) is linked to a new-generation IntelliLink infotainment system that supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
“We know our customers place great importance on in-car technology but they also don’t want to be overwhelmed by it,” said Mr. Bernhard.
“Customers want to be able to drive with ease and in comfort and know that if they want to listen to their music, it’s safe and easy. If they need to make a call or search directions, it’s easy. That’s where Astra Sedan excels.”
On the safety front, the new Astra sedan is introduces Forward Collision Alert and Active Lane Keep Assist from LS+ and up while rear view camera and rear park assist are standard fitment across the range. Advanced Park Assist (or automatic parking) has also been fitted as standard on the upper spec LT and LTZ grades.
2018 Holden Astra Sedan range and specification
- 1.4-litre turbocharged engine (110kW and up to 245Nm)
- Six-speed automatic transmission with self-select/six-speed manual (LS only)
- 16-inch alloy wheels
- Six airbags
- Rear view camera and rear parking sensors
- Automatic headlights
- 7-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 5 star ANCAP rating
- Cruise control
LS+ (over and above LS)
- Holden Eye forward facing camera
- Lane Keep Assist
- Forward Distance Indicator
- Forward Collision Alert
- Projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps
- Leather steering wheel
- Auto highbeam assist
LT (over and above LS+)
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Side Blind Spot Alert
- Passive Entry and Push-button Start
- Advanced Park Assist (auto park)
- Rain Sensing Wipers
- 8 inch colour touch screen
- Embedded Satellite Navigation
- Digital Radio (DAB+)
- Heated exterior mirrors
- Illuminated vanity mirrors
- Lip spoiler
- Remote Start
LTZ (over and above LT)
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Electric sunroof
- Heated leather-appointed seats
- Single zone climate control
- Chrome exterior highlights
2018 Astra Sedan pricing
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Astra Sedan is available in the following colours:
- Summit White
- Absolute Red
- Gasoline (NEW)
- Old Blue Eyes
- Nitrate Silver
- Satin Steel Grey
- Phantom Black