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Holden Astra sedan

Holden Astra sedan

Holden on Tuesday revealed the all-new Astra sedan, the brand’s replacement for the outgoing Cruze. Built on the D2XX architecture that underpins the Astra hatchback and resembling the next-gen Cruze, the Astra sedan seeks to provide a combination of value, performance, style, and luxury for Australian drivers.

“Last year, Holden committed to launching 24 new products by 2020, and Astra sedan represents the thirteenth of those, joining Astra hatch and Astra coupe to continue building a world-class small car range,” said Marinos Panayiotou, Director, Planning and Program Management, Holden. “Astra sedan is a truly global vehicle, developed in Europe, manufactured in Korea, and finished with design elements and significant engineering input from Holden.”

Holden Astra sedan

Holden did not divulge details regarding the Astra sedan’s powertrains or even specific features, but it is noted that the vehicle received a bespoke styling treatment from the GM Australia design team, and that it was tested to form to the needs of Aussies at the Lang Lang proving grounds.

“Whether it’s the world-class sports hatch, stylish coupe or sophisticated sedan, the Astra nameplate communicates European engineering and global design strength a strong reputation for reliability, earned over a 30-year association with Holden,” said Peter Keley, Executive Director, Sales, Holden.

“With the addition of Astra sedan, Holden’s small car range is looking stronger than ever, couple that with the recently-launched Trax, Colorado, and Trailblazer, and our focus on bringing the best new vehicles for our customers is crystal clear,” Keley added.

Holden Astra sedan

Holden has confirmed a May launch window for the Astra sedan, with additional details pertaining to specific aspects of the vehicle likely to follow closer to release.

Australian manufacturing of the Holden Cruze at the Elizabeth Assembly Plant concluded in October of last year. The brand has previously stated that it intends to become a full-line importer by 2018.