Holden Astra was designed and sold by the Australian department of General Motors Company. It used to be a 5-door sedan when the first generation of the vehicle was produced after the year 1984. But since then five generations of Holden Astra were presented before the public. The model row is represented by hatchbacks, sedans, coupes and convertibles. The versions of the original sedans boast quite different power and driving characteristics. They changed with the years of production and re-engineering.
Under the hood of the most recent, the fifth generation of Holden Astra, most models have a 1.8-litre four-cylinder power source. There was also a sport variant of the model, which had quite a different engine, delivering more power than ordinary versions. The sporty Holden Astra was equipped with a 2.0-litre engine. The models could be equipped with four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission. The economy of the 1.8-litre engine is very impressive: the car uses 4.7 liter per 100km.
The 5-door hatchback, which was the most popular among its counterparts, had the following dimensions: 4.249mm/1753mm/1460mm. The wheelbase is 2.614mm. Despite the compact size of the car, the cabin provides spacious room for rear seats. The exterior design underwent significant changes which resulted in the introduction of new bumpers and chassis. The interior was fitted the renewed design of the body.
As for the interior of Holden Astra, the hatchback had standard cloth upholstery of the cabin. The seats provided comfortable ride for the driver. The rear seats’ passengers had enough leg-and headroom. The car had very decent safety measures, which made the car one of the safest vehicles in its class. The standard specification boasted ventilations, air-conditioning and MP3-support audio system. Optional elements of the interior include leather upholstery of heated seats and lumbar support of the back.
The car is noted for its superior to other vehicles safety measures. Another advantage of the vehicle is the fuel consumption. It rises in city traffic, but still the average numbers suggest that the vehicle is very economical.