Holden revealed two exciting new Astra models at the 2006 Australian International Motor Show in Sydney. The Astra TwinTop retractable hard top convertible and sporty SRi five-door hatch made their Australian debuts on the Holden show stand. Both vehicles, and a new SRi three-door coupe, will be on sale in December.

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All three models are driven by a 2.2-litre direct injection four-cylinder ECOTEC engine which produces 110kW of peak power and 215Nm of peak torque. The engine is the first Astra engine to offer variable high-pressure direct fuel injection, enhancing its efficiency compared with multi-point fuel injection systems.

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The new releases confirm the AH Astra line-up as one of Australia’s most comprehensive small car ranges. Astra is Holden’s second biggest selling carline behind Commodore. Holden’s Small Car Marketing Manager, Teresa Basile, said there was now an Astra to suit almost everybody.

“Astra has been a very successful nameplate for Holden and we’re confident that the addition of these three new performance models will enhance its popularity,” Ms Basile said. “The releases are a direct response to the growth in the premium small car market and target an emerging segment of small cars buyers with specific needs.

"The new models deliver European styling, more performance and the balanced handling for which Astra is renowned. Combined with a high level of specification and competitive pricing, we believe they will be a hit in the small car segment.”

Astra TwinTop

The TwinTop brings retractable hard top technology to the small convertible market at an accessible price. Available in either a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission, this cutting-edge European import is two cars in one - changing from a sporty coupe to a stylish convertible in just 30 seconds.

The stunning TwinTop has a three-piece retractable hard top allowing the roof to fold tightly, ensuring the rear of the car remains space efficient and in perfect proportion. A functional and stylish vehicle, it has the ability to seat up to four people and boasts 205 litres of storage space when the roof is open and 440 litres when the roof is closed.

As a secure coupe, the Astra TwinTop offers passengers a quiet interior with suppressed wind noise – a disadvantage often associated with soft top convertibles.

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Feature highlights:

  • Power retractable hard top roof with remote control
  • Sports Chassis Pack
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • 17-inch alloy wheels (16-inch steel spare)
  • Driver, front passenger and side airbags
  • Leather faced seats
  • Six disc in dash CD changer
  • Rear park assist

Colour Selection:

  • Power Red (solid)
  • Black Sapphire (metallic)
  • Star Silver (metallic)
  • Pannacotta Gold (metallic)
  • Metro Blue (metallic)

Recommended Retail Price:
(plus dealer delivery and government charges)

  • Astra TwinTop (manual) $45,490
  • Astra TwinTop (automatic) $47,490

Metallic paint: $360 extra.

On sale: December, 2006.

Astra SRi coupe and hatch

The sporty Astra SRi three-door coupe and dynamic SRi five-door hatch models add the excitement and performance from the more powerful direct injection 110 kW 2.2-litre engine. Both models come equipped with a standard six-speed manual or optional four-speed automatic transmission, 17-inch alloy wheels, sports chassis pack, semi automatic climate control, leather heated seats and a lower sports body kit.

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These features are complemented by advanced safety features such as driver, front passenger, front side impact and curtain airbags. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control and the acclaimed crash avoidance system Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) are also standard.

Feature Highlights:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels (16-inch steel spare)
  • Sports chassis pack
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP®)
  • Semi automatic climate control
  • Driver, front passenger, front side and curtain airbags
  • Charcoal leather trim heated seats
  • Lower sports body kit
  • Rear roof spoiler

Colour Selection:

  • Magma Red (solid)
  • Casablanca White (solid)
  • Black Sapphire (metallic)
  • Moonland Grey (metallic)
  • Ultra Blue (metallic)
  • Peacock Blue (metallic)
  • Star Silver (metallic)

Recommended Retail Price:
(plus dealer delivery and government charges)

  • Astra SRi 3-Door Coupe (manual) $30,490
  • Astra SRi 3-Door Coupe (automatic) $32,490
  • Astra SRi 5-Door Hatch (manual) $29,990
  • Astra SRi 5-Door Hatch (automatic) $31,990

Metallic paint: $360 extra.
On sale: December, 2006.

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