Holden has revealed number 13 of its 24 new products coming to the brand’s portfolio by 2020. To complement the recently launched Holden Astra hatchback, the brand has revealed the 2017 Holden Astra sedan.
Based on the same D2XX platform as the Astra hatchback, the Astra sedan is essentially a North American 2017 Chevrolet Cruze with a few minor nip-tucks. However, Holden says the sedan will be tuned specifically for Australian driving conditions after spending much time at the Lang Lang proving grounds.
As for the design, the 2017 Astra sedan receives a new grille and slightly revised front fascia to help keep the hatchback and sedan cohesive within the brand’s lineup.
“Sharing the same architecture as the Astra hatch, the new Astra Sedan assumes a rational, sophisticated persona to expand on the appeal of the sports styled hatch,” said Ferlazzo.
“Our Australian designers have styled a unique Holden face with exclusive new front fascia and grille, closely aligning with the next generation Commodore to give a more cohesive look to not Astra, but to the wider Holden product range.”
Holden says bringing the Chevrolet Cruze as the new Astra sedan shows the brand’s commitment to choosing only the best products for the market to build its world-class lineup of vehicles as it continues to transform the brand’s identity and remains committed to being the car of choice for Australians.
The Astra sedan will effectively replace and fill the void left by the locally-produced Holden Cruze when it arrives in Australia this coming May.