GWM launch of Ora Cat gives Aussies a retro styled electric car worth considering

Chinese language electrical automotive producer GWM has introduced Australian availability and pricing for his or her new Ora EV (often called the Funky Cat in UK).

As talked about beforehand on Ausdroid, the Ora appears to be like type of like a Mini and whereas we’ve but to see it in individual and have a take a look at drive, simply wanting on the photos it’s good to see a brand new EV choice for Australia that isn’t one more SUV.

Obtainable with two battery choices, a 48kWh battery providing WLTP vary of 310km and a 63kWh battery providing WLTP vary of 420km.

The brand-new Ora line-up will consist of three fashions: Ora Commonplace Vary, Ora Lengthy Vary and Ora GT. The GT mannequin shall be obtainable later than the opposite two Ora fashions with actual timing nonetheless to be confirmed.

Battery dimension and vary, as specified above, is the one distinction between the Ora Commonplace Vary and the Ora Lengthy Vary. The GT, nonetheless, takes totally different exterior styling cues together with unique 18-inch GT alloy wheels, unique GT bumpers and grille and pink brake calipers to set itself aside.

The Ora has 126kW of energy and 250Nm of torque and is claimed to be able to full one pedal driving mode utilizing regenerative braking.

As well as, loads of security options have been made commonplace throughout the Ora vary.

ANCAP Chief Government Officer, Carla Hoorweg commented:

“Strong efficiency throughout the board makes the GWM Ora the one battery-electric powered automotive within the Small Automobile phase to carry a 5 star ANCAP security ranking in opposition to the 2020-2022 take a look at standards”.

Options of the Ora Commonplace Vary and Ora Lengthy Vary are:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED lights with Daytime Operating Lamps (DRL)
  • 10.25-inch full color instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wi-fi charging
  • Leatherette seats
  • 6-way electrical driver’s seat
  • 4-way electrical passenger’s seat
  • Automated anti-glare rear-view mirror
  • Heated, power-adjustable door mirrors
  • 360 diploma around-view digicam
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 7 SRS Airbags
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian, bicycle owner & crossing detection
  • Clever Adaptive Cruise Management with Cease & Go
  • Blind Spot Detection + Lane Change Help
  • Ahead Collision Warning (FCW)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Hold Help (LKA)
  • Lane Centre Holding (LCK)
  • Emergency Lane Hold (ELK)
  • Rear Cross Visitors Alert (RCTA)
  • Rear Collision Warning (RCW)
  • Visitors Signal Recognition (TSR)
  • Digital camera-based driver drowsiness detection

GT provides the next options:

  • 18-inch GT alloy wheels
  • GT unique bumpers and grille
  • Electrical handsfree tailgate
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Pink brake calipers
  • 6-way electrical driver’s seat with reminiscence
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Automated parking

Pricing: State-based Driveaway pricing is as follows:

Commonplace $45,550 $45,137 $46,114 $46,891 $45,090 $47,891 $47,234 $44,490
Lengthy $49,550 $49,137 $50,194 $51,051 $49,090 $52,403 $51,402 $48,490
GT $55,050 $54,637 $55,804 $56,771 $54,590 $58,405 $57,138 $54,125


Ora shall be obtainable in a selection of 5 exterior two-tone colors: Hamilton White, Solar Black, Glacier Blue, Mars Pink and Aurora Inexperienced. Excluding Hamilton White, all exterior metallic paint colors are priced at $595.

The brand new Ora, like all GWM automobiles, is backed by a 7-year / limitless km guarantee, 5-years roadside help and 5-years Capped Value Servicing. The battery receives protection for 8-years.

If you happen to’re all in favour of seeing a video overview take a look at the UK commonplace vary mannequin evaluation beneath by the Totally Charged Present:

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