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Holden's AH Astra CDXi wagon: a viable load-lugging replacement for the Vectra wagon

Holden logo20 Jan 2006

HOLDEN would like you to believe that the new AH Astra wagon is the successor to two cars – the previous-generation (1998-2000) JR/JS Vectra wagon and the outgoing TT Zafira. And while the latter is a tall order since it’s a tall-roofed seven-seater version of the old TS Astra, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that the new Astra wagon is a viable load-lugging alternative to the old Vectra, even if it’s only stuck with a 1.8 instead of a 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine.
Model release date: 1 July 2005 to 1 April 2007

Previous model

Holden Zafira

Released: June 2001
Family Tree: Astra

THE last small Holden wagon sold here may have been the TG Gemini in 1984, but the one closest in size to the new AH version is the seven-seater people-mover version of the last (TS) Astra wagon that wasn’t available in Australia, the TT Zafira. In some ways the Zafira was vastly underrated, with its clever third-row seating that folded into the boot floor in seconds, gutsy yet refined 108kW/203Nm 2.2-litre twin-cam four-cylinder engine tied to a (notchy) five-speed manual or (smooth) four-speed automatic, and high specification levels. The single model included dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, power windows and mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control and traction control. Sales were never high so Holden chose to bring in the more traditional AH Astra wagon instead.

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