ORA Funky Cat Now Available
We were recently treated to a first drive of the all new 100% Electric ORA FUNKY CAT. This vehicle arrives in Ireland in two trims the 300 PRO and the 400 PRO +. Starting at €31,995 this is more of a lifestyle than a car, its standard equipment is as impressive as it looks with facial and voice recognition, safety features which won the FUNKY CAT the Safest Small Car by NCAP and a range of up to 420km you will want to take this car everywhere. The car will be available in Ireland in 4 colour schemes and is currently building its dealer network nationwide. From the chinese multi-brand group Great Wall Motor (GWM). ORA’s inviting and unique models combine style and technology into vehicles full of personality that will become more than just friends, they’ll become Car-panions.
When GWM Europe started defining ORA for the European countries, it asked how a brand gets its soul. And what makes it different and desirable. Well, the answers are complex. But clear is: a brand must have a purpose and touch the hearts and minds of people. And for ORA, this purpose is friendship – a friendship that can cross bridges and borders. ORA’s cars invite everyone to get to know them with playful, curvilinear bodies that feel like a smile rather than the aggressive, sci-fi curves of many all-electric rivals. And a closer look shows the cars are as serious about looking good as having fun with standard spoilers and alloy wheels that help both performance and visuals. A user-centric approach guides ORA designers, as is obvious by the wraparound interiors with few clunky knobs and buttons but plenty of joie de vivre. ORA was born
electric and never forgets to be eclectic.
The FUNKY CAT and all future models want to get to know you with voice and facial recognition software so that all you have to do is slide in, fasten your seatbelt and begin your journey together. At ORA, we believe friendship is a journey, not a trip. And to keep drivers safe on the journey, ORAs are packed with next-generation driver-assistance features that not only keep everyone on the road and awake. They keep passengers also safe should things go wrong. The Funky Cat reaped a five-star rating in the NCAP safety test and keeps an eye-out with a 360-degree camera to see places drivers can’t. This is an impressive little offering from ORA and we look forward to a week long test drive with a detailed review coming soon.