The Ora Good Cat will be available for public sale in Thailand from October 29, with a pricing range of $A27- 30,000. Ora is a sub brand of Great Wall Motors (GWM). After opening for presale orders a week ago, 6000 were snapped up within 2 days.
The Good Cat will be offered in three variants – Tech and Pro, with a range of 400km, and Ultra with a huge range of 500km. The cars will be equipped with Ora Pilot Driving, a partial autonomous suite including adaptive cruise control and intelligent curve assist.
I particularly like the look of the Wisdom Dodge, which keeps you within your lane, and steers you away from large on coming vehicles and the AI assisted parking function.
GMW plans to introduce up to nine EV models over the next three years. Many of these are likely to come from the GWM plant in Thailand. The Ora brand sold 12,770 units in China with cumulative sales of 84,731 so far this year.
The Good Cat is part of a range of ORA products including the black Cat, the White Cat and the Punk Cat. There is no bad cat, yet. The Cat pack reportedly stole the show at the Shanghai motor show.
It appears that GWM is making Thailand its hub for electric vehicles. Given that the Thais drive on the left hand side of the road, it is possible we will see these cats on Australian roads soon. Hope they play nicely with their larger and much more expensive cousins.
David Waterworth is a researcher and writer, a retired school teacher who continues to provoke thought through thedriven. He divides his time between looking after his grandchildren and trying to make sure they have a planet to live on. He owns 50 shares of Tesla.
David Waterworth is a researcher and writer, a retired school teacher who continues to provoke thought through his writing. He divides his time between looking after his grandchildren and trying to make sure they have a planet to live on. He is long on Tesla.