While waiting for hybrids, Holden adds Astra diesel
Holden adds another model to its growing diesel line-up
Australia's biggest-selling European imported car in 2007, the Holden Astra, is now available in a turbocharged diesel wagon, bringing the number of diesel models in Holden's line-up to four.
The feature-packed Astra CDTi Wagon boasts ESP® as standard and a 1.9 litre turbo diesel engine delivering exceptional performance and fuel economy.
The Euro 4 compliant Astra CDTi Wagon will be available in a six-speed automatic transmission and delivers outstanding fuel economy (ADR 81/01) of 7.1 litres/100 km.
GM Holden's Director of Marketing Philip Brook said the Astra CDTi Wagon was another example of the fantastic choice offered by Holden's Astra range.
"The Astra CDTi Wagon will appeal to customers in search of something a little roomier as well as a vehicle that offers outstanding performance, combined with great fuel economy and safety," said Mr Brook.
Astra CDTi Wagon's standard features include ESP® with traction control, ABS, EBD, BA driver, front passenger and front side impact airbags, full length curtain airbags, four 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, cruise control, semi automatic climate control and trip computer.
The six-speed automatic SOHC Astra diesel engine produces 88 kilowatts of peak power at 3500rpm and 280Nm of peak torque at 2000rpm. An Active Select feature allows the driver to shift manually for a sharper driving feel.
On sale 1 June 2008, the Astra CDTi Wagon is priced at $32,490# and is available in a range of colours including:
Star Silver Metallic*
Black Sapphire Metallic*
Over 218,725 Astras have been sold in Australia to date, making Astra Holden's second most popular nameplate behind Commodore, and Australia's best-selling European import in 2007.
#Recommended Retail Price – Excludes dealer delivery and Government charges.
ESP® is a registered trademark of Daimler Chrysler AG
*Metallic paint an additional $360
[Source: General Motors]
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