Spacious, Stylish Holden Astra Sportwagon Arrives in Australia
Get ready, Aussies: the Holden Astra Sportwagon has arrived, and it’s fit to be driven whether you are seeking sporty styling or SUV practicality.
The latest iteration of the Holden Astra is the 13th new Holden vehicle to hit the market since the brand promised 24 new products in 2020 just two years ago. It joins the Holden Astra Hatchback and Holden Astra Sedan, adding the versatility of a wagon to an already-impressive lineup.
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“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,” said Holden Executive Director of Sales Michael Filazzola. “Astra Sportwagon is also packed to the brim with technology, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic park, and a kick-gesture power tailgate, which is great when your hands are full with the week’s grocery shop.”
The Holden Astra Sportwagon is a global product, engineered by Opel in Russelsheim and manufactured at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant. But in order for it to wear the Holden badge, the Astra Sportwagon first had to undergo rigorous testing from the Aussie brand’s team.
Available beginning this month, the Holden Astra Sportwagon is available in two trims: LS+ and LT, both of which are standard with a 1.4-liter turbo engine, six-speed automatic transmission with Stop/Start technology, and technologies including Rear Park Assist and Holden Eye forward-facing camera. The LS+ carries a starting price of $25,740, while the LT—which adds eight-inch color touchscreen display, leather interior, and Side Blind Sport Alert among other features—starts at $29,940.