GWM has detailed pricing for its first electric car in Australia.
The GWM Ora, known as the Funky Cat or Good Cat in some markets, will touch down in Australia during April. The hotter Ora GT will follow later in 2023.
Size-wise the Ora sits between a Volkswagen Polo and Golf. Unlike its main rivals, it’s a conventional passenger car – there’s no raised ride or off-road pretence here.
Its price makes it one of the cheapest electric vehicles (EVs) on sale Down Under, rubbing shoulders with the MG ZS EV and BYD Atto 3.
Two battery options are on offer. Range is either 310km or 420km depending on which battery pack you opt for.
The Ora is another salvo what could soon become an onslaught of new electric, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid vehicles for GWM in Australia.
Already it offers the Haval Jolion and H6 SUVs with hybrid power, and the Tank 300 hybrid is not far from our shores.
Although not yet confirmed, the Ora Lightning Cat sedan/coupe is also earmarked for our market, and the Haval H6 PHEV hasn’t been ruled out.
- 2023 GWM Ora: $43,990
- 2023 GWM Ora Long Range: $47,990
- 2023 GWM Ora Long Range GT: $53,990
All prices exclude on-road costs.
Drive-away pricing is also available for the Ora. It varies from state-to-state, due to the range of incentives on offer.
- 2023 GWM Ora
- NSW: $45,550
- ACT: $45,137
- QLD: $46,114
- SA: $46,891
- TAS: $45,090
- WA: $47,891
- VIC: $47,234
- NT: $44,490
- 2023 GWM Ora Long Range
- NSW: $49,550
- ACT: $49,137
- QLD: $50,194
- SA: $51,051
- TAS: $49,090
- WA: $52,403
- VIC: $51,402
- NT: $48,490
- 2023 GWM Ora Long Range GT
- NSW: $55,050
- ACT: $54,637
- QLD: $55,804
- SA: $56,771
- TAS: $54,590
- WA: $58,405
- VIC: $57,138
- NT: $54,125
Prices above are drive-away.
Power in the Ora comes from a front-mounted electric motor making 126kW of power and 250Nm of torque.
Two battery packs are offered. The standard range is a 48kWh lithium-ion unit, and the Extended Range is a 63kWh unit.
The GWM Ora has a claimed range of 320km on the tougher WLTP test cycle. Opting for the Long Range ups that to 420km on the same test.
GWM says the smaller battery can charge from 10 to 80 per cent in 41 minutes.
The GWM Ora measures up at 4235mm long, 1825mm wide, and 1603mm tall, with a 2650mm wheelbase.
Claimed boot space is 228 litres, expanding to 858L with the rear seats folded. It tips the scales at a lithe 1555kg.
Servicing and Warranty
The GWM Ora is backed by a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty like the wider range. The battery is covered for eight years.
Five years of roadside assist and five years of capped-price servicing are also included.
GWM’s electric hatchback received a five-star rating from Euro NCAP, pointing to a five-star rating from ANCAP.
The GWM Ora received an adult occupant protection rating of 92 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 83 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 74 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 93 per cent.
Standard safety equipment across the Ora range will include:
- Seven SRS airbags
- Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist, crossing vehicle detection
- Blind-spot monitor and assist
- Lane departure warning
- Lane-keep assist
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- Reverse collision warning
- Traffic sign recognition
- Camera-based driver monitoring
Standard equipment on the Ora and Ora Long Range includes:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Wireless phone charger
- Leatherette seats
- Six-way power driver’s seat
- Four-way power passenger seat
- Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
- Surround-view camera
- Rear parking sensors
Moving to the GT brings:
- Unique 18-inch alloy wheels
- Unique bumpers and grille
- Powered hands-free tailgate
- Panoramic sunroof
- Red brake calipers
- Driver’s seat memory
- Heated steering wheel
- Automatic parking
- Aurora Green
- Glacier Blue
- Mars Red
- Sun Black
- Hamilton White
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