The 2017 Holden Astra Sedan went on-sale last week priced from $20,490 drive-away, we run through the variants and their specs and the pricing.

THE 2017 HOLDEN ASTRA Sedan joins the hatchback launched here first, and the Sportwagon which is on its way Down Under. Pricing kicks off from $20,490 drive-away and extends to $29,790 drive-away. The new Astra Sedan was launched this week in Australia and our first drive review of the thing will be available soon.

With Holden about to become an importer only of vehicles, it’s announced its engineers will play a part in tuning the ride and handling of any car it sells here. And at the local launch, Holden’s Lead Dynamics Engineer, Rob Trubiani said: “Astra Sedan has been developed as a global car – engineered in Europe, designed in North America and manufactured in South Korea – and we’ve been able to tweak it to better suit the more spirited driving tastes of Australians.

“We’ve focussed on tuning Astra Sedan to be comfortable on poor quality road surfaces, rail tracks and gravel roads. While ensuring that steering and chassis controls are precise with a direct feel, all combining to give drivers maximum confidence.

“We’ve tested the car over 100,000km on our private test facility and on public roads so we’re really confident in its performance, and I’m sure our customers will love it.”

The Astra Sedan runs a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine making 110kW and 245Nm of torque. According to Holden, “With 445-litres of boot space, over 1,000mm of front occupant legroom and almost 1,400mm shoulder room, Astra Sedan ranks as one of the most spacious small cars on the market, and with 1,200kg towing capability, including Trailer Sway Control, it also ranks as one of the most practical.

Recently awarded five stars by ANCAP, Astra Sedan gets a rear view camera and rear park assist as standard, while upper spec models get Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Alert and Blind Spot Monitoring.

Specification highlights of the all-new Astra sedan range:


  • 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

LS+ (over and above LS)

  • Holden Eye forward facing camera
    • Lane Keep Assist
    • Forward Distance Indicator
    • Forward Collision Alert
  • LED daytime running lamps
  • Leather steering wheel

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
  • Embedded Satellite Navigation

LTZ (over and above LT)

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated leather-appointed seats
  • Heated wing mirrors

All-new Astra sedan is priced from:




LS manual 



LS auto



LS+ auto



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LTZ auto




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  1. So… Highly trained Australian engineers are downgraded to mere tweakers. I feel so so sorry guys, this is pathetic. Also having driven many 1.4 turbo Koreans, I put my two bobs worth in. 1200kg towing? LMFAO That pathetic lazy gearbox will explode in a fit of indecision! It has enough trouble pulling its own weight. Oh GM how low will you go?

  2. What happened to the OPC version. I guess performance is DEAD at Holen now the Commodore is gone. What a boring car.

  3. It’s not bad, but it’s still not great. Fit & finish is reasonable but far from outstanding. It handles pretty well & the 1.4 turbo is a goodie. But it will get thirsty when loaded, so don’t expect it to come anywhere close to it’s claimed economy, BECAUSE IT WONT. At least this is one of the better cars Holden have coming from Korea. Past models were less than average.

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