Blame SUVs, but the Holden Commodore and Astra are going away, and will be withdrawn from the Australian market by the end of 2020.
The 2019 Vauxhall Astra facelift has new headlamps, active shutter grille, bumpers, 3-cylinder turbo engines, and a 9-speed automatic.
The next generation Opel/Vauxhall Astra will begin production in 2021, the company has confirmed, but production at Ellesmere Port isn’t certain.
The 2017 (BL) Holden Astra sedan is a Chevrolet Cruze sedan with a different grille and bumpers. It goes on sale alongside the Opel based Astra hatch.
The 2012 Opel Astra OPC has a 2-liter turbo I4 with 206kW (276hp) and 400Nm (300 lb-ft), HiPerStrut front suspension, an LSD and FlexRide active suspension.
The 2014 Opel Astra OPC Extreme, based on the GTC, and has a 2-liter turbo I4 engine with over 223kW (300hp), a 6-speed manual, and is 90kg (200lb) lighter.
The 2016 Opel/Vauxhall Astra estate goes on sale from March from £16,585, and is produced exclusively at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory.
The Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon has a more conventional D-pillar design than the hatch, but swallows a much bigger load.
The new 2015 Opel Astra Sports Tourer lengthens the rear of the new Astra K. The more conventionally styled rear can swallow 1,630L/57.6 cu ft of luggage.
The new Opel Astra is smaller, lighter (by at least 120kg/265lb), has turbocharged gas and diesel engines, and is loaded to the max with technology.