The new wagon variant, first shown earlier in 2017, will join the existing five-door hatch and four-door sedan ranges.
The Sportwagon range will comprise two variants, with a naming structure borrowed from the Korean-sourced Astra sedan rather than the more closely related European Astra hatch, comprising of the LS+ priced from $25,740 plus on-road costs, and higher-grade LT which from $29,490 plus on-road costs.
Both Astra Sportwagon variants are powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 110kW of power and 240Nm of torque, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels.
The LS+ includes standard features like cruise control with speed limiter, rain-sensing wipers a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, digital radio, Bluetooth connectivity, 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Standard safety features encompass a reversing camera, rear parking cameras, forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking and lane keeping assist.
The higher-grade LT includes 17-inch alloys, leather trim, power tailgate, keyless entry and ignition, climate control, satellite navigation, blind spot monitoring, automated park assist and a larger 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
Holden will source the Astra Sportwagon from GM’s Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port in England, with the wagon to share its suspension and steering setting with the German-developed hatch.
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