The fifth generation AH Astra, primarily based at the T-platform Opel Astra H came in November 2004 as a 5-door hatchback simplest, synthetic in Belgium, promoting along a now Polish-constructed Astra TS sedan and hatchback. The sedan and hatchback TS Astra models carried “Astra traditional” badges, but were subsequently dropped in overdue 2005, replaced by the Holden Viva, a rebadged Daewoo Lacetti. Between 2003 and 2004, the Lacetti changed into advertised in Australia as a Daewoo earlier than Holden withdrew the brand from Australia because of unsustainable sales.
Like the preceding generation, the AH series became found to offers a “higher than average” stage of protection in line with the 2008 Used car protection scores. At release, AH Astras got here with the front- and side-effect airbags as preferred inclusions, allowing the Astra to acquire a 4-celebrity ANCAP crash safety rating. Better-special fashions have been able to achieve the full 5-stars due to the addition of standard safety device.
Holden suspended importation of the Astra on 20 April 2009, citing foreign money fluctuations and commodity fee issues. Holden’s import cessation, which led to no Astras arriving for the duration of June and July 2009, coincided with the creation of the Holden Cruze, suggested to be the direct alternative for the Holden Viva. On 31 August 2009, Holden showed that the cessation of Astra imports will continue to be of a permanent basis, with out a intention of similarly imports of both the then current AH series or the subsequent generation automobile. Holden stated their small car efforts could be targeted on the Cruze.
General functions for the access-level Astra CD covered 15-inch metal wheels, a seven speaker sound gadget with CD player and MP3-compatibility, air conditioning, steerage wheel audio controls, rear fog lamps, 60/forty cut up and folding rear seats, far flung crucial locking, front energy home windows and mirrors, heated mirrors, tilt and telescopic guidance wheel adjustment, shipment cowl, tinted home windows and immobiliser; the CD coupe changed into fitted with 15-inch alloy wheels.
The Astra CDTi changed into in addition geared up with sixteen-inch alloy wheels, six-manner adjustable the front seats, cruise manipulate, a leather-based-wrapped guidance wheel, power rear windows and trip computer with picture records display; guide fashions also had a lower trip height, firmer suspension, faster steerage ratio and ‘recreation’ switch for sharper steerage and throttle responses.
The Astra CDX brought a six-stack CD participant with photograph equaliser and virtual sound processing, roof hooked up sun shades holder, scuff plates and floor mats; coupe fashions were additionally geared up with leather-based-confronted seats and heated front seats. Past this, the CDXi featured climate manage air conditioning, eight-manner adjustable front sports seats (consisting of lumbar adjustment), front fog lamps, a leather-wrapped sports steering wheel and leather-wrapped gearshift lever.
Holden Astra 5-door 2005 Design Interior Exterior