Australia has a new cheap EV on the way, with the unveiling of the GWM Ora electric hatch, along with confirmation of its pricing and specs. Known overseas as the Good Cat or Funky Cat, it will be available in three trims; Standard, Long and GT.
Available with two battery options, a 48kWh battery offering a range of 310km and a 63kWh battery offering a range of 420km, the GWM Ora has the flexibility for a variety of different driving scenarios.
Charging from just 10 per cent capacity to 80 per cent is possible in just 41 minutes on the 48kWh option. Outputs of 126kW of power and 250Nm of torque, which can be delivered through a one pedal driving mode, provide instant performance whenever it is needed.
In line with its other GWM stablemates the Ora comes equipped with a wide range of features for maximum comfort and convenience too, including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED lights with Daytime Running Lamps and a 10.25-inch full colour instrument cluster.
A 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto also features, along with wireless charging, leatherette seats, 6-way driver and 4-way front passenger powered seating, and heated and power adjustable door mirrors.
You’ll also find a 360-degree around-view camera, rear parking sensors, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and crossing detection, intelligent cruise control with stop and go, and blind spot detection and lane change assist.
Forward collision warning, lane keep assist, lane centre keeping, emergency lane keep, rear cross traffic alert, rear collision warning and traffic sign recognition round out the safety suite in the Standard and Long Range models.
The GT adds 18-inch GT alloy wheels, exclusive bumpers and grille, electric handsfree tailgate, a panoramic sunroof, red brake callipers, memory for the driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel and automatic parking.
Recently awarded with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, the Ora line-up will first be available in Standard and Long Range, with the GT to follow (exact timing to be confirmed). State-dependent drive away pricing for the Standard sits between $44,490 and $47,891.
The Long Range model will cost you between $48,490 and $52,403, depending on which State you live in, and the GT between $54,125 and $58,405. The Ora will be available in a choice of five exterior two-tone colours.
These include Hamilton White, Sun Black, Glacier Blue, Mars Red and Aurora Green, with the last of those coming with a turquoise interior trim. All other exterior paint options are matched with black interior trim.
The new Ora, like all GWM products, is backed by a 7-year unlimited kilometre warranty, 5-years roadside assistance and 5-years capped price servicing. The battery receives coverage for 8-years.
For more information, contact your local GWM dealer. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.