The wagon version of the Holden Astra hatch comes with the same advanced features.
The European made and designed Sportswagon comes with a power tailgate with handsfree operation, automated parking, and auto autonomous braking.
Holden says the wagon drives like a car and has the space of an SUV.
It is the 13th release in Holden’s “20 new models by 2020” promise they made back in 2015.
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The Sportwagon shares the hatch’s 110kw/240Nm, 1.4L, 4-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic drive train.
Holden claims the 5.8 L/100km is due to the lightweight design and stop/start technology.
The rear cargo area is 1630L with the rear seats folded down.
Standard in the the Sportswagon LS+ will be Auto Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Warning, and reversing camera, digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a leather steering wheel priced from $25,740.
In addition, the $29,940 Sportswagon LT will be fitted with a kick-gesture power tailgate which is great when your hands are full, sat-nav, side blind spot alert, advanced park assist, and leather interior trim.
Holden’s Executive Director of Sales, Michael Filazzola says the Sportswagon brings back the versatility of a station wagon.
“Astra Sportwagon gives our customers a real alternative to small SUVs. It’s got the space and practicality you’d expect of an SUV but with the style and performance of the award-winning Astra Hatch.”
The Astra Sportwagon will be available at Holden dealerships nationwide from October.
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