Mid-2017 arrival confirmed for Holden Astra sedan

Mid-2017 arrival confirmed for Holden Astra sedan

Holden continuing local testing of Astra sedan…

The Holden Astra line-up will soon welcome a sedan version of the Holden small car.

Slightly different from the Astra hatch (reviewed here), the sedan is built on the same platform as the hatch, but is based on the global Chevrolet Cruze.

It also varies from its hatch sibling by being built in Korea, rather than Poland.

In confirming that the Holden Astra sedan would land in local dealerships mid-year, Holden has also updated us on the local tuning that they’ve been undertaking to get the model right for Australia.

Lead Dynamics Engineer, Rob Trubiani, tells us the new Astra variant has been put to the test on the Lang Lang proving ground.

“We’ve subjected Astra sedan to some really intense tuning and testing,”

“We’ve focussed on making the car feel comfortable whilst being great to drive and we’ve developed a unique steering tune which gives it a more balanced and responsive feel.

“And we also tuned the car’s suspension to make sure Astra feels safe and comfortable on long journeys, but inspiring to drive through the corners.”

Mid-2017 arrival confirmed for Holden Astra sedan
The testing regime includes on-road exercises, though the new Astra sedan is heavily camouflaged.

The Holden Astra sedan will be powered exclusively by a 110kW/245Nm 1.4 litre turbo-petrol engine.

We will bring you more news in our Holden Astra News section as it comes to hand.

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