About Vauxhall Astra
The Vauxhall Astra is a popular midsized family car originally introduced in the UK during the 1980 model year. The Astra was Vauxhall’s first front-wheel drive car with a transverse mounted engine. Vauxhall is a subsidiary of Adam Opel AG, the German carmaker famous for the Opel Kadett. The brand was acquired by General Motors in 1925 and currently has its listed ownership as General Motors UK Limited. The Astra was introduced to Australia in 1984 as the Holden Astra and was a re-badged Nissan Pulsar. Holden continued marketing the car in Australia until July 1989. The model was reintroduced to the Australian market in 1996 and the Vauxhall Astra was a re-badged Opel Astra. Holden discontinued importing the Astra to the Australian market in 2009. Currently, the Astra is sold in Australia by Opel Australia Pty Ltd. Current models include the Astra Hatchback, the Astra Sports Tourer , and the Astra GTC. The Hatchback is a unique four-door sedan that incorporates a hatchback style trunk with a rear lift gate. This comfortable yet stylish family vehicle is as much fun to drive as it is to look at. The Astra Sports Tourer has the same body lines as the hatchback with the exception of the trunk area, which is fashioned more as a conventional station wagon. The Astra GTC is a two-door sports coupe with the sleek design of the hatchback offering the convenience of additional storage room in the rear. Sporty, sexy, and fun to drive, the Astra GTC is sure to turn heads as you roll along the beach motorway taking in the sites.