The Holden Astra was introduced in Australia during 2004. This updated rating applies to Astra CD hatch variants built from June 2008. A separate ANCAP safety rating is available for Astra variants with side curtains.
The left-hand-drive European model was tested by Euro NCAP. Australasian specifications may vary and therefore models sold in Australasia might provide different levels of protection to those described on this page.
Dual front airbags and thorax-protecting side airbags are standard equipment on the CD variant in Australia. Antilock brakes (ABS), electronic brake distribution (EBD) and electronic stability control (ESC) are also standard. Intelligent seat belt reminders are fitted to both front seats.
The front seat belt buckles are mounted on the seats and the upper anchorages are adjustable. These features improve the fit of the seat belt. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three-point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two-point (lap) seat belt.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 04 June 2008