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Just read online that Holden is replacing the cruze with the astra in Australia for their 2017 me model
Is this happening in the states as well?
 

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Cruze is an Astra in Chevrolet drag, is it not? Chevrolet is still a strong brand in the USA, so, probably 'Cruze' is here in the USA to stay... but it's the same car, right?

Image: My new 2017 Cruze Hatchback parked ahead of a Saturn Astra hatchback (rare car in the USA), taken the day after I got my car from the dealer! Before this event, I never noticed a Saturn Astra hatch on the road, didn't know they even existed.
 

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We ordered the first 2008 Saturn Astra XR 5 door in Toledo, but GM lost it for 3 months once it got to the POE in the U.S. We canceled the order before they found it and delivered it. The Saturn Astra was a re-badged Opel Astra then. Opel is still making Astras in Europe (Austria I think). There were very few Saturn Astras sold here. The local dealer sold less than two dozen before GM pulled the plug on the entire brand.
 

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It does look like the new Astra is definitely the same body (mostly) as the Cruze this time around. Not so in years previous.

 

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In Oz, the GM-H Astra is (this time around, again) the Opel Astra.

Previous recipients of such badge-engineering by GM-H include the Nissan Pulsar and the Toyota Corolla.

Nothing to do with any Cruze manufactured anywhere for sale in any region. If only we could get the Korean-built Cruze again, mine seems pretty much bullet-proof.
 
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