ORA Cat: £25k Chinese EV coming to UK retailers

  03 November 2021

Ordering will open for the Chinese ORA Cat electric car in December 2021 with prices starting from around £25,000. Ora is a new brand from the giant Great Wall; it is also concurrently launching a new premium brand, Wey, in Germany. Deliveries of the ORA Cat will begin in March 2022 – by which time, a retail network of around 30 dealers will be in place.

Ora Cat

“We don’t have massive amounts of information yet,” a spokesman told Auto Retail Agenda, “but we are also looking at setting up branded spaces in shopping centres – similar to what Tesla and a few other OEMs do.”

He said the company is already talking to prospective retailers and has recently been showing a production-spec Cat in the UK.

Ora Cat

The Cat EV will cost from around £25,000 and will offer 48kWh or 63kWh battery options: the larger one will have a range of 261 miles. The compact-sized five-door will offer a 5-year warranty and 8-year battery warranty.

Great Wall has lofty ambitions for Europe and chairman Wei Jianjuan has said once it reaches 50k sales, it will consider building a car factory here.

imageTags: Great Wall, ORA

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