Yesterday I had that Holden is passing it wrong in Australia. The signing of the lion has seen other foreign brands customers stolen and market share. However the brand leaders have made it clear that General Motors is going to provide new models so to be competitive again and to regain its position in the Australian charts. This strategy already has the first model because mark has not taken even 24 hours to present the Holden Astra Sedán.
His presentation is carried out in a disjointed manner with the Detroit Auto Show, but the uproar that have mounted has been great already that this model will come to Europe under the signature of Ray. Opel has been selling the current generation of the Astra almost a year but does so only in 5-door and familiar settings. Version 4 doors that is on sale is the previous generation and with the arrival of this new generation is closed the range, waiting to receive the independent model that covers sporty 3-door version.
For his development of General Motors engineers (the car has been developed in a way glogal by Opel from Germany and its design engineers has been conducted in United States) have used the modern D2 Platform which already assembles the current Astra (and the new generation of the Chevrolet Cruze). With her qualities improved dynamics and reduction in weight compared with the outgoing model are palpable to making an even more rounded product.
Externally, we can see that among the current generation of the Astra Sedan and the next design has nothing to do. Holden and Opel engineers have been slightly redesigned front to bring you to the personality of the Astra and so have changed the front grille, headlights and have topped off the ensemble with a bumper of this version-specific design. The rest of angles (including alloy wheels) from the Astra Sedrán do not vary with respect to the Chevrolet Cruze Sedan that is sold in America.
If we go to his cabin we can see that the differences with the Cruze Sedan continued to be minimal. The main changes are focused on some materials and molding of the dashboard, doors and lower zones. Steering wheel and dashboard kept the same basic lines even as it is logical the Holden Astra Sedran will have a slightly redesigned dashboard to adapt it to your steering wheel to the right.
Finally he plays talk about manufacturing locations and dates of arrivals. In the case of the Astra Sedan the signing of Ray still has not communicated anything, but we know that these official photos of the Holden are consistent with those that are going through the network of the new Opel model with camouflage. Model destined for Australia the signing of the lion has been confirmed to be manufactured in South Korea by what Ray signature model also could manufacture is in the same assembly plant.
For your arrival to the market it will still take to the signature review of the dates, but seeing the run that General Motors has taken with the Holden Astra Sedan, not should take a long time to see the replica of the German firm. Lot of patience.
Source – Holden