The United Kingdom is going to be interesting as the ORA Funky Cat goes on sale this fall.
To celebrate the brand’s arrival, Funky Cat will be released in a “very highly described” First Edition, valued at £ 30,495, after adding a government-added car grant.
Although the model is more expensive than the Nissan Leaf and MINI Electric, the Funky Cat First Edition features LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels and two-tone paint. Other features include a 10.25-inch cluster of digital devices and a 10.25-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
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While inside the salon, buyers will find electric front seats with leather upholstery. They include a smartphone wireless charger, dual-zone climate control system, auto-dimming rearview mirror and passive access system.
There is a range of driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control for safety, assistance in traffic jams, lane maintenance assistant and lane centering function. They include a blind spot monitor, rear parking sensors, a 360-degree camera system and a warning of rear horizontal movement with emergency braking.
Motivation 169 a.c. (126 kW / 171 PS) and a 48 kW / h lithium-ion battery pack that provides a front-mounted electric motor that develops torque of 184 pound-feet (250 Nm). This setup allows the model to accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km / h) in 8.3 seconds to 99 mph (159 km / h).
In addition, the Funky Cat WLTP range is 193 miles (311 km). When the battery is low, a 6.6 kW charger can receive 15-80% of it in about five to six hours. This is reduced to three to four hours with an 11 kW charger, while an 80 kW DC fast charger can perform the same task in about 40 minutes.
The company will start accepting £ 100 deposits next month and the automaker has announced that their ORA Online sales platform will launch in August. Despite offering online sales, the ORA said it “pays a lot of attention to physical retailers.” The company has also identified additional finishes that will be available in 2023.
Yao Fei, Vice President, Great Wall Motor, said: “The UK is a key market for the GWM ORA brand and I look forward to launching our first product, ORA Funky Cat, later this year. As a new perishable EV brand, we offer consumers high quality products with a unique design that brings a new look to European streets.
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