Holden looks again to Europe

Holden looks again to Europe

Astra returns and Insignia and convertible Cascada to join local line-up.

Holden looks again to Europe
The three new models heading our way in 2015.

Holden is looking further afield than Thailand and South Korea for new vehicles to offer Australian car buyers.

The Astra nameplate, as sold here previously with both Holden and Opel badges, is returning and will be joined in Holden dealerships by European siblings - Insignia and Cascada.

Here in the New Year, General Motors Executive Vice President and President, GM International Operations Stefan Jacoby says the three models will be a great addition to their local line-up.

“We are determined to offer Australian and New Zealand customers the best possible products that we can source from our global operations, as we build a strong future for Holden.

“We are focussed on the long-term fundamentals, such as ensuring Holden retains its proud Australian identity and provides customers with the best possible cars.”

Specification details released today by Holden;

  • The Holden Astra will be offered in three-door configuration only, in two specification levels – GTC and VRX.
  • The GTC will feature a 1.6 litre turbo petrol engine; the VRX gets a 2.0 litre turbo petrol.
  • Holden Cascada is a two-door convertible also featuring a 1.6 litre turbo petrol engine.
  • Holden Insignia will be a four-door sedan, AWD with a turbo petrol V6 engine.


We will keep you up to date with more specification and pricing details when they are confirmed by Holden.

Joel Helmes