Australia: Holden Astra Launched in Prices

GM is pretty busy with planning, testing out and releasing a lot of hot new models in the entire world. After recently witnessing the all-new Insignia Sport Tourer in some new spy photos undergoing tests, now, we have the pleasure of seeing the Australia`s Holden releasing the new Astra.

It looks gorgeous with the new styling elements and can be had on the hot continent from the base AUD $21,990, becoming the main competitor of the new Hyundai i30, also set at AUD $22,990. The full price tags can be seen in the media gallery below.

The model comes fully-tweaked with a lot of goodies at the exterior, including the new LED taillights and the 17-inch alloy wheels, while inside, the interior comes with lots of interesting high-tech gizmos and features.

We should mention rear view camera, Holden MyLink infotainment system with seven-inch display, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Siri Eyes Free, cruise control with speed limited, DAB+, leather steering wheel, and so on.

There are also optional packages available that add more characteristics. For instance, the Driver Assist Pack costs AUD $1,000 and adds leather steering wheel, electro-chromatic mirror, Holden Eye forward facing camera, or rain-sensing wipers.

On the other hand, the Touring Pack is available at AUD $1,990 and you get electric sunroof, adaptive cruise control and much more.

The safety features are also important and the new Holden Astra doesn’t like any of the most important, such as advanced park assist, automatic emergency braking, forward distance indicator, lane keep assist, forward collision alert, blind spot alert and more.

In the engine department, the entry-level gets the 1.4-liter engine with 147 horsepower and 245 Nm of torque, hooked to a six-speed manual, while the topper RS and RS-V get the 1.6-liter petrol with 197 horsepower and 300 Nm of torque.

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