Rendered: 2017 Holden Astra Sedan4
It seemed unlikely a new Astra sedan would come about following dismal sales in Europe. However, much has changed since the Astra J. With the Astra K, Opel’s hatchback will head to Australia where it will replace the outgoing, locally-produced Holden Cruze hatchback.
But there has been no slated replacement for the Holden Cruze sedan.
We think that could change following recent spy shots of what seems to be an Opel Astra sedan testing in Europe, and with an educated guess, it has a pretty good shot at heading to Australia. So, we had our digital wizard at RM Design cook up what a new Holden Astra sedan could look like.
Like the 2017 Holden Astra, our 2017 Holden Astra sedan rides on General Motors’ D2XX architecture, which also underpins the North American 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. Up front, the Cruze’s grille has been modified to accommodate a circular badge fit for Holden, Opel and Vauxhall, complete with a winged chrome element.
Subtle design cues help differentiate the Astra sedan from the Cruze, including tweaked headlamps, but familiar family ties are present; we happen to think the Cruze is already a pretty good looking small car.
Would it make for a good addition to the Astra hatchback? Talk to us in the comment section down below.
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It is becoming clear that Opel will be allied with both Buick and Chevrolet. This is a great method of cutting costs. This explains best near identical character lines.
Didn’t Holden say that the Astra would be the compact hatchback and the Cruze would stay as the compact sedan?
Holden isn’t running the show any more. They are just puppets to their daddy GM.
I like Cruze hatch but Astra J should, like Cruze, gone global with the two cars sold side by side via Chevrolet, Holden, Opel, or Vauxhall.
Slowly Buick must be separated from Opel so that luxury can become v more focused.