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2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon confirmed, arrives late 2017

Holden has announced the all-new Astra Sportwagon will be heading to Australia to join the Astra hatch and Astra sedan, and will go on sale late 2017.

The 2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon, designed at Opel’s Russelsheim headquarters and built in the UK at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port manufacturing facility, will be powered by the same 1.4-litre turbo engine found in the Astra sedan and hatch, and will be coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission and stop/start technology.

With the rear seats laid flat the 2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon will offer 1600-litres of boot space. Active safety technology will include: auto emergency braking, lane keep assist and forward collision alert, as well as a rear view camera. Interior technology will include: Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, hands-free power tailgate and passive entry/push-button start.

Holden’s Executive Director – Sales, Michael Filazzola, said:

“With Astra Sportwagon joining Astra hatch and Astra sedan, we’re making sure there’s an exciting and desirable Holden small car to suit any taste or circumstance.

“Astra Sportwagon gives customers the best of all worlds with sleek, stylish design and impressive interior space, all supported by a wealth of driving and infotainment technology.”

Handling wise, the Astra Sportwagon will benefit from the same tuning setup as the hatch which was co-developed by the Holden team over multiple European testing drives.

The Sportwagon comes as the thirteenth new vehicle to be introduced by Holden since its commitment to introduce 24 new models by 2020. At this stage, three further three vehicles have been confirmed; Equinox, Acadia and the 2018 Holden Commodore.

Australian pricing for the 2018 Holden Astra Sportwagon will be announced closer to its launch.

Josh Bennis

Josh has worked within the automotive journalism landscape for the best part of a decade. He's driven everything from a 1972 Mazda 808 station wagon to an Aston Martin DBS. Josh's job is to make sure New Vehicle Buyer readers remain informed and entertained on a daily basis.

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