Holden will refund up to $1700 to approximately 450 Astra small-car buyers after it slashed the price just six weeks after the new model went on sale.
Holden launched the all-new Astra as part of its “24 new models by 2020” campaign as it prepares to shut its local factory later this year.
The new Holden Astra Sedan meanwhile it’s a Chevrolet Cruze with a different origin – because it’s not built alongside the US-spec model in America, in turn being produced in South Korea by GM Korea. Anyways, the new Astra Sedan is vastly superior to its predecessor because it uses a completely new platform with better comfort, handling and lots of onboard tech goodies.
Regardless of grade, Holden’s new Astra Sedan will come as standard with LED daytime running lamps, alloy wheels, DAB+, a 7-inch touchscreen, and a rearview camera.
Holden admits it’s a tough game competing with the existing market leaders, and the task may be made harder during its transition from a domestic manufacturer to a full-model importer.