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Holden Astra

The Holden Astra is the brand's long-lived hatchback and compact sedan, its long badge run having begun in the 1980s.

The first Holden Astra was a rebadged Nissan Pulsar, though by the mid-1990s Holden began to use fellow GM brand Opel's own Astra hatchback.

The Holden Astra has effectively been discontinued by Holden, which itself will exit the market before the end of 2020, but its range may still be found in showrooms.

The base model Holden Astra LS sedan starts just above the $20,000 mark, and the range extends to the sportier RS-V hatchback for almost $33,000.

Traditional rivals to the Holden Astra included the Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla, and Volkswagen Golf, though the Hyundai i30 is a more recent entrant to the segment.

How do you open the Holden Astra bonnet?

To open a Holden Astra bonnet, open the driver door and pull the release lever twice, located to the right of the driver's legs within the door jamb. The second pull acts as the safety release, meaning there is no latch to release under the front of the bonnet as is regular.

Where is the Holden Astra made?

Australian market Holden Astra hatchbacks are built in Poland, though the variants of Holden Astra are built in Korea.

Are Holden Astra parts expensive?

Holden Astra parts for older models are generally not too expensive as the cars were quite common across many generations, though new Holden Astras should be covered by Holden's five-year warranty if any parts need replacing.