Holden Astra 2017 car review test drive THE F

Holden Astra 2017 test drive

Cars are good. What makes them better? When they’re as good as the 2017 Holden Astra, of course.

The car takes what you know about zippy inner-city cars and bumps it up a notch. With enough torque to take you from the side streets to the coastal roads with enough ease and enjoyment as you’d expect from a brand new ride, the new Astra is a kitted-out set that is a joy to drive.

It is all-city car with all the enjoyment bits you’re after, touting some easy-to-manoeuvre elements on the dash as well as coming equipped with an impressive MyLink infotainment system that includes an 8.0-inch colour touchscreen and features both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with built in satellite navigation.

2017 Holden Astra THE F car test drive

The system also comes with a clever voice recognition system that allows you to input full navigation addresses and call contacts and it also works seamlessly with your phone’s voice recognition software, making phone calls whilst you’re driving a breeze.

Inside it’s roomy, outside it’s sleek, sporting a completely contemporary chassis with all the indentations and light-front, back-heavy inner city zip-around aesthetics you want from a car upward of 2015.

The car’s inside features some sleek detail. It doesn’t have feel cramped and that’s thanks to an impressive placement and key contact spots like the clever use of brushed aluminium-look highlights and super bright and far-reaching windows.

With all the other bells and whistles like rear view camera, soft close doors, heated seats and steering wheel and incredibly comfy suspension to soak up those super deep, incredibly aggressive-sounding pot-holes in many of the city’s roads, it provides a great deal of feedback through the steering, making it pretty intuitive.

See more about the new 2017 Holden Astra here.


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