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All-New Holden Astra Sportwagon on its way Down Under

Following the local launch of the Holden Astra Sedan this week, Holden has announced the Astra Sportwagon will also go on-sale in Australia.

THE HOLDEN ASTRA SPORTWAGON will join the hatch and just-launched Sedan in Australia later this year. Holden is hoping its Astra Sportwagon will win over buyers considering SUVs, offering a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a six-speed automatic, the Astra Sportwagon offers up to 1600 litres of boot space with the back seats folded down.

In a statement, Holden said, “Precious cargo is protected by a full suite of active safety technology including Auto Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert in addition to a Rear-View Camera”. The Astra Sportwagon will also offer a hands-free powered tailgate and keyless entry and start as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Holden’s Executive Director – Sales, Michael Filazzola, said Astra Sportwagon provides style, space and technology to customers whilst not sacrificing the engaging driving dynamics Astra has built its reputation on.

“With Astra Sportwagon joining Astra hatch and Astra sedan, we’re making sure there’s an exciting and desirable Holden small car to suit any taste or circumstance.

“Astra Sportwagon gives customers the best of all worlds with sleek, stylish design and impressive interior space, all supported by a wealth of driving and infotainment technology.”

Pricing and final specification will be revealed closer to the local launch, although the spec is likely to mirror that of the Sedan and Hatch.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.