Holden’s Astra sedan for those who aren’t sold on the Astra hatch which arrived late last year. Holden is also trying to tempt you away from extremely good rivals like the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla.

Are you a hatchback hater? Prefer a ‘grown-up’ small car with a proper boot? You’re not alone and Holden knows this. No, Holden isn’t tapping your phone or sitting outside your house in a van listening in on your dinner table conversations. Not that I know of anyway. No, the sales data shows that of all small cars sold in 2016, 69 per cent were hatches. 

So for the 39 percenters out there, and you know who you are, Holden’s Astra sedan is now here for those who aren’t sold on the Astra hatch which arrived late last year. Holden is also trying to tempt you away from extremely good rivals such as the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla sedans or Hyundai's Elantra.

So is the sedan much different from the hatch – apart from the boot? The answer is a big ‘hell yes’ as we found out at its launch recently where we drove each of the grades in the Astra sedan line-up.