Motoring

Spacious Astra Sedan ranks well on market

ASTRA Sedan blends comfort and practicality in one sleek, spacious package.

“The Astra Sedan has been developed as a global car – engineered in Europe, designed in North America and manufactured in South Korea – and we’ve been able to tweak it to better suit the more spirited driving tastes of Australians,” said Mr Trubiani, Holden’s Lead Dynamics Engineer.

With 445-litres of boot space, over 1,000mm of front occupant legroom and almost 1,400mm shoulder room, Astra Sedan ranks as one of the most spacious small cars on the market, and with 1,200kg towing capability, including Trailer Sway Control, it also ranks as one of the most practical.

There’s also a wealth of user-friendly technology, such as Advanced Park Assist – where the car takes control of the steering wheel to perform the perfect park – and remote start which allows drivers to start the vehicle to let it warm up/cool down before getting in.

There’s also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto phone projection technology, which allows drivers to make calls, listen to music and send texts via voice-to-text.

Safety is another tech-blessed area too.

Rated five stars by ANCAP, Astra Sedan boasts goodies like rear view camera and rear park assist as standard, while upper spec models get extras including Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Alert and Side Blind Spot Alert.

Launching with $21,990 drive away puts Astra right at the pointy end of small-car segment pricing and then when you consider Capped Price Servicing totalling only $916 for the first three years or 60,000km, customers can be sure they’ve got a great deal and will be well looked after.

Offered in four trim levels – LS, LS+, LT and LTZ – Astra Sedan packs the same sharp but frugal 1.4-litre turbocharged engine that has proven popular in the Astra hatch.

The turbocharged engine, boasting 110kW and up to 245Nm of torque, is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with active select.

Manual transmission is also available on the LS model.

Astra Sedan is now on sale and available for test drives at Hunter Holden Ryde, 603 Victoria Road Ryde.