In the penultimate hour prior to rolling out in showrooms across the country, Holden have announced that the all-new 2017 Astra sedan will be available for $21,990 drive away.
The Astra has tried to redeem some small-car segment foothold through a range of offerings, including Lifetime Capped Price servicing which starts at $229.
Holden Managing Director, Mark Bernhard commented, “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.”
Four trim levels – LS, LS+, LT and LTZ – are offered on the Astra sedan. As in the Astra hatch, under the bonnet can be found the same 1.4-litre turbocharged engine offering 110kW of power and 245Nm of torque. The engine is paired with either a six-speed automatic transmission or a manual transmission is also available on the LS model.
The new Astra sedan has had its suspension, chassis and steering tuned for local roads after significant testing was undertaken by Holden’s Australian based engineers.
In terms of technology and safety, the Holden Astra sedan features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto which can be displayed on either a 7 or 8-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system. Push-button start, satellite navigation, rear view camera and Advanced Park Assist are just some of the inclusions.
The Astra sedan has also recently been awarded a 5-star ANCAP safety rating.
Specification highlights of the all-new Astra sedan range:
  • 1.4-litre turbocharged engine
  • 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 high beam 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
2017 Holden Astra Sedan pricing (excluding on-road costs)
LS manual - $21,990 Driveaway
LS auto - $23,990 Driveaway
LS+ auto - $24,990 Driveaway
LT auto - $27,990 Driveaway
LTZ auto - To be released
Pricing is at the top end of the small-car segment, so it will be interesting to see how the Astra sedan can compete against popular offerings such as the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic. We won’t have to wait too long to find out though as the Holden Astra sedan will be available from July 1.
Let’s start a Car Conversation, is $21,990 too steep for the all-new Holden Astra sedan?