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The first UK reveal of the GWM (Great Wall Motors) Ora model – name yet to be revealed and due in Europe in late 2023 or into 2024.
The most marmite of any recent car? You’ll either love it or hate it I’m sure. Defining looks, is not to my personal taste if I’m honest but I do applaud any manufacturer for being bold and non-conventional.
Luckily “lady mode” won’t be a feature on European models. But yes in Asia that really is a thing.
How long until someone claims this to be “Tesla Rival” ? A “Model 3 beater”? From what I’ve seen so far, that’s a no from me I’m afraid but everyone will have their opinion and having a good choice of EV’s to buy can only be a good thing!
GWM Ora press statement;
GWM ORA confirms its next UK model, an electric premium saloon,
which debuts today at Fully Charged Live
• GWM ORA has officially revealed the next model destined for the UK market
• The new model, yet to be named, is a premium saloon planned to go on sale in Q1
• In addition to purchasing ORA Funky Cat First Edition, customers can now place
reservations on the brand’s next model
• This new model will enhance GWM ORA’s premium EV offering in the UK
• For more information visit: www.gwmora.co.uk/nextgwmora
Today, GWM ORA has officially revealed its next model to launch into the UK; a fully electric
premium saloon that shares the brand’s distinctive retro-futuristic design DNA. This exciting
new model is expected to go on sale in Q1 2024, with specifications, pricing and name due
to be announced in the coming months.
GWM ORA recently launched into the UK market with the ORA Funky Cat First Edition,
which went on sale in November 2022. The brand’s next model will help cement its market
position in the premium EV space – offering great levels of quality, technology and
Speaking about the brand’s new model, Toby Marshall, Managing Director, GWM ORA UK
said: “The reveal of our next premium electric vehicle in the UK is a really momentous
occasion for the brand. It signals the high level of commitment and investment from GWM
ORA to establish itself as a leader in multiple segments across the UK. We always knew our
first model, ORA Funky Cat, was just the start. There are lots more exciting things to come.”
While there is no official pricing or specification announced for the UK yet, the ‘next model’
is already on sale in China and has been since late 2022. GWM ORA anticipates that pricing
and specification of the brands new model will be competitive to brands like Tesla, Hyundai
The pre-production show vehicle displayed at Fully Charged Live will be used to conduct
localised tests ahead of its launch later this year and is only a representation of the final UK
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While UK specification is not yet confirmed, it is likely that GWM ORA’s newest model will
feature an electric range of over 300 miles WLTP and offer both 2WD and 4WD powertrain
options. The latter of which will produce around 400PS with 680NM of torque, resulting in a
0-62mph time of just over 4.4 seconds. Premium features like a large glass panoramic roof,
synthetic leather seats and interior multi-colour ambient lights are set to come as standard.
Commenting on the brand’s UK product reveal, Mr Yao, Vice President GWM ORA Europe
commented: “I am delighted we are making such good progress in the UK market with the
ORA Funky Cat and the GWM ORA brand. The reveal of our next premium EV showcases that
we are serious about our role in the UK market, offering customers fantastic quality products
with high levels of specification.”
Reservations for GWM ORA’s new model will be available initially at the show, giving
attendees of the event an exclusive opportunity to secure the very first production cars for
the UK. The first 10 customers to place their reservations will receive limited edition concept
art of the new model and a bottle of champagne in a branded display box upon handover of
their new vehicle.
In addition to the newly revealed model, GWM ORA UK is planning to launch additional
variants of ORA Funky Cat later this year. The brand anticipates offering more highly
specified variants that will include features like: heated and cooled seats, massage seats,
and a bigger battery option.
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