It might be the look that convinces you. A bold statement of individuality that sets Astra – and those who own one – apart from the everyday crowd. Or world-class safety. Realising that wherever you go, Astra’s advanced driver defence systems – including Electronic Stability Program – will be there first, monitoring vehicle dynamics to help ensure you complete each journey safely. Choice is another possibility. Knowing the Astra you decide upon – be it hatch, coupe, wagon or TwinTop, diesel powered or petrol – is designed specifically to fit the life you want to live. Or equipment level. Seeing what other small cars have to offer, and recognising Astra matches it with the best of them, and then some. Or maybe it’s simply how you feel behind the wheel. The way an Astra makes driving more fun. Makes you want to take the long way. Makes you want to go your way. One thing’s for certain. Whatever matters to you most, you’ll have every reason to choose and enjoy a Holden Astra.
Powerful lines. Striking angles. Sweeping aerodynamic curves. Seamlessly integrated and stunningly executed. These are the unmistakeable European design signatures that make each Astra model so compellingly and uniquely stylish. In the five door hatch range, this design DNA is expressed through a sculpted body that flows effortlessly from its projector style headlights and chrome grille spear, to its fast back roofline and tapered rear. Combined with a sloping stance, it gives each Astra hatch – from the CD to the sporty SRi – a bold, athletic presence. A look echoed and extended in perfect proportion by the longer wheelbase Astra wagons. The Astra coupes push these design cues to the max. The streamlined SRi with its sleek, eye-catching poise. The low slung SRi Turbo with its big sports alloys and sharper, more aggressive, performance-inspired features. But the ultimate – the purest and most exquisite expression of Astra design – is undoubtedly the sensational TwinTop. Roof up, it’s an ultra chic two-door hardtop. Roof down, it’s one of the best looking four-seat, four-season convertibles around.
Move with the times
Turn the key. Hit the streets. Drive like you mean it. Astra doesn’t just look the goods, it delivers them – across the range – with a level of performance that never fails to excite. Tuned for Australian driving conditions – as only Holden can – the CD, CDX and CDTi hatches and wagons handle with exceptional responsiveness, and keep their composure on all manner of road surfaces. From city to country. Freeway to laneway.
The TwinTop, SRi hatch and coupes raise the bar again with more involving, more exhilarating sports-tuned setups. Sports models also feature a ‘sports’ switch, that quickens the steering and boosts throttle response, sharpening vehicle dynamics and intensifying your driving experience even further. And if it’s power you want, it’s power you get. The 1.8 litre ECOTEC petrol is spirited and responsive. The 2.2 litre direct injection engine, a source of free-flowing power and torque right across the rev counter. The 2.0 litre turbo, an absolute head-tilter. While the 1.9 litre ECOTEC diesel can go up to an amazing 1,000+ kilometres between fills* and deliver effortless power and torque, all the way.
Double your fun
A classic convertible and sophisticated hardtop coupe all in one, the range-topping Astra TwinTop is the two cars you’ve always wanted. Exceptionally stylish, its sloping stance and elegant, flowing lines are guaranteed to turn heads, all year round. While its revolutionary three-piece steel roof ensures you feel as good as you look – rain, hail or shine – as well as shielding you from road noise and maximising vehicle security.
You can raise or lower the roof at the touch of a button, even while travelling at speeds of up to 30km/hour. Thirty seconds is all it takes. The roof is also incredibly space efficient. Retracted, there’s room for a full 205 litres of luggage in the boot – all of it easily accessed via the Easy Load feature, which raises the folded roof by around 25cm with push button ease. And that capacity expands to a massive 440 litres with the roof up. But TwinTop doesn’t just put a roof over your head, it surrounds you with luxury. Leather-appointed seating is standard, so too a 6-disc, 7-speaker premium audio system with steering wheel controls. And the front seats are heated, so you can drive top down when it’s cool and still feel warm inside. With a free-revving 2.2 litre direct injection ECOTEC engine under its bonnet, TwinTop also equips you with plenty of go. And like every Astra in the line-up, TwinTop protects you with world-class active and passive safety systems, including Electronic Stability Program.
Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the sights – and sounds. Blending dynamic contemporary design with smart ergonomics and a high level of standard equipment, Astra’s roomy interior gives you the personal space you yearn for.
Instrumentation and the multifunction display communicate with at-a-glance clarity. The centre console positions the in-dash CD player and cabin comfort controls for easy access. Steering mounted buttons and thumbwheels let you adjust the audio system while keeping both hands on the wheel. Switchgear, power window and heated power mirror controls all come naturally to hand.
Built for speed and comfort, Astra’s seating features deep bolstered cushions, high lateral supports and intuitive adjustments, with heated, leather-appointed sports seats standard on all CDX, SRi and TwinTop models – not to mention cruise control and a multifunction trip computer. The SRi Turbo and TwinTop also come with a premium in-dash sound system, featuring a 6-disc CD stacker.
Astra is big on the little things, too. The personal touches, like your own flip key, being able to plug your MP3 player into the audio system,* pick up your latte or water bottle from the convenient cup holders, or position the four-way adjustable steering column just how you like it.
Whatever you need to know. Whatever you need to do. Be it checking your speed, adjusting the cabin temperature, finding your perfect seating position, selecting your favourite radio station, or just being supremely comfortable, Astra’s carefully thought out interior lets you do it easily – and do it in style.
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