2017 Holden Astra sedan range and pricing revealed

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Yesterday, the specs and pricing for the upcoming Holden Astra sedan were officially revealed.

Instead of writing an essay length post, I’m just going to go through all of the info in some dot points (this is basically copied from Holden’s press release):

LS – starting at $21,990 for the manual and $23,990 for the auto. The LS is the base model in the new Astra sedan’s range:

  • 1.4-litre turbocharged engine (110kW and up to 245Nm)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with self-select/six-speed manual (LS only)
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Six airbags
  • Rear view camera and rear parking sensors
  • Automatic headlights
  • 7-inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 5 star ANCAP rating
  • Cruise control

LS+ – starting at $24,990. It’s essentially an LS with some extra safety features. (the following are extra features over the lower model):

  • Holden Eye forward facing camera
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Forward Distance Indicator
  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Projector headlamps with LED daytime running lamps
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Auto highbeam assist

LT – starts at $27,990 drive away. It’s the middle of the range (the following are extra features over the lower model):

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Side Blind Spot Alert
  • Passive Entry and Push-button Start
  • Advanced Park Assist (auto park)
  • Rain Sensing Wipers
  • 8 inch colour touch screen
  • Embedded Satellite Navigation
  • Digital Radio (DAB+)
  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Lip spoiler
  • Remote Start

LTZ – the top of the range, and probably the most sporty and luxury focused  (the following are extra features over the lower model):

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated leather-appointed seats
  • Single zone climate control
  • Chrome exterior highlights

Note that the naming convention is very different from the hatch – it uses Chevy’s L based system, as I reported a while ago.

I personally think this pricing is very strategic on Holden’s part – the auto LS costs as much as a top of the line Toyota Yaris ZR, a car a whole class below it. And in its own class, it’s one of the cheapest in the segment.

The Holden Astra sedan launches in Australia on July 1.

What do you guys think? Let me know!

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