2023 GWM Ora price and specs
- Ora EV priced from $43,990
- Three variants, two LFP or NMC batteries
- Up to 420km driving range, quirky Mini-esque design, standard safety assist tech
The Great Wall Motors (GWM) Ora (known as the Ora Funky Cat or Good Cat overseas) will debut in Australia from April, as one of Australia's cheapest new electric cars.
Priced from $43,990 to $53,990 before on-road costs, the Ora EV provides up to 420km of claimed WLTP driving range featuring a quirky two-tone colour design, complete active safety assist suite, and a seven-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty as standard.
The flagship sportier-looking GT variant will join the line-up later on, with exact timing unconfirmed.
The affordable electric car is eligible for most Australian electric car incentives, including the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for fleets and novated leases.
The Chinese-made EV is available in a Standard Range battery using the cobalt-free lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) chemistry, while the bigger Extended Range pack adopts the more energy dense nickel-manganese cobalt (NMC) type.
All models are capable of charging at up to 11kW AC, with a maximum rate of 64kW DC on the Standard Range or 67kW DC on the Extended Range.
The company claims the Standard Range can recharge from 10 to 80 per cent in 41 minutes on a compatible public EV charger.
The GWM Ora competes with the MG 4, ZS EV, BYD Dolphin, Atto 3, Nissan Leaf, Mini Electric, and Cupra Born electric cars.
Ora EV Key Specs
Ora EV Price and Models
Ora Standard Range – $43,990 before on-road costs
Standard Range features:
|Battery||45.4kWh usable LFP battery|
|Exterior||18-inch alloy wheels|
|LED head- and tail-lights|
|Interior||Heated folding wing mirrors|
|Leatherette seats (only Aurora Green exterior colour comes with a two-tone turquoise interior; all other paint options have a black interior)|
|Six-way electrically adjustable driver seat|
|Four-way electrically adjustable front passenger seat|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Technology||10.25-inch Infotainment system with wired Apple CarPlay and wired Android Auto|
|10.25-inch driver instrument display|
|Qi wireless charging pad|
|Safety assist||Front auto emergency braking with car/pedestrian/cyclist/intersection detection|
|Rear cross-traffic alert|
|Lane keep and centring assist|
|Adaptive cruise control|
|Rear collision warning|
|Traffic sign recognition|
|Facial recognition driver attention monitoring|
|Rear parking sensors|
Ora Extended Range – $47,990 before on-road costs
Extended Range adds:
|Battery||59.3kWh usable NMC battery|
Ora GT – $53,990 before on-road costs
|Exterior||18-inch GT design alloy wheels|
|GT bumpers and grille design|
|Hands-free electric tailgate|
|Red brake callipers|
|Driver seat memory function|
|Heated steering wheel|
|Technology||Automatic parking assist|
GWM Ora EV Options
- Standard paint with two-tone black roof and wing mirrors – no cost: Hamilton White
- Metallic paint with two-tone black roof and wing mirrors – $595: Aurora Green; Glacier Blue; Mars Red; Sum Black (with white two-tone)
Ora EV Warranty and Servicing
The GWM Ora EV is covered by a seven-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty and an eight-year battery warranty.
The Chinese car brand also offers five-years roadside assistance and capped-price scheduled servicing.
It hasn't disclosed servicing intervals nor prices yet, as at publication.
Ora EV Spec Comparison
Below we've benchmarked the GWM Ora against other electric hatches and small crossovers currently available.
Tables by Danny Thai
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