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2017 Holden Astra sedan confirmed, arrives May

Holden has confirmed there will be a successor to the outgoing Cruze sedan, which ended local production on October 6 of last year. It will come in the form of the Astra sedan.

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Known to the rest of the world as the Chevrolet Cruze, the 2017 Holden Astra sedan lobs in May, with a name change bringing it into line with the European-sourced hatchback on sale since late last year. Holden’s planning and program management director, Marinos Panayiotou, said:

“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. Astra sedan is a truly global vehicle, developed in Europe, manufactured in Korea and finished with design elements and significant engineering input from Holden.”

The Cruze..ahem Astra sedan will be equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It sits on a platform that is 120kg lighter than its porky predecessor (a criticism in our recent review).

It measures 4666mm long and is 1791mm wide. Astra Sedan will be powered by a 110kW and 245Nm 1.4-litre turbo engine, with a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. More details will be announced closer to the car’s launch in May.

Mitchell is a contributing journalist and features writer at PerformanceDrive. He has been a passionate petrol-head from a very young age. He is excited by the future of the industry, and considers himself as a bit of a fanatic when it comes to the technical aspects of cars. He is also fascinated by new cars that are popping up in developing markets.