The latest car to leap for the fashionable darkened theme would be the the newest Holden Astra RS Black Edition. It makes a variety of unique dark highlights allow it a sinister character.
Based over the Astra RS, the actual mid-spec variant, the newest Holden Astra Black Edition showcases a black roof, unique black 17-inch alloy wheels, black side mirrors and door handles, as well as a bespoke black grille at the cab end. There is also some ‘Black Edition’ decals on the sides.
Inside, the headliner is, you guessed it, black, as the rear in the cabin is manufactured more private on account of tinted windows. Efficient, the exclusive edition features many of the usual comfort and convenience-focused things about the RS, together with a 7.0-inch touch-screen media interface with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Power derives from the flagship 1.6-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine that produces 147kW and 280Nm. This is certainly matched towards a six-speed automatic with front-wheel drive. Fuel consumption on the official combined cycle is rated at 6.3L/100km.
In terms of acceleration, we’ve timed the Astra RS-V variant using the same engine and gearbox (slightly heavier on account of more luxuries) in a surprisingly brisk 6.42 seconds. Modifications one of the quickest ‘warm hatches’ available for purchase according to our tests.
According Holden’s website the Astra RS Black Edition is available for purchase from $27,490 (drive-away), and are available until September 30, 2019. Buyers can make between Absolute Red, Nitrate Silver, and Summit White exterior colours.