GWM Ora Funky Cat loses some soul with Ora 03 rebrand

The Great Wall Motor company is giving the Funky Cat a rebrand for 2024

In a bid to make the Ora Funky Cat more appealing to European customers, Chinese firm GWM (Great Wall Motor) has renamed its little electric supermini Ora 03.

The Ora 03โ€™s competition is rapidly growing with the likes of the MINI Cooper EV and Vauxhall Corsa Electric, plus the upcoming Renault 5 and fellow Chinese offering, the BYD Dolphin all fighting for EV supermini sales.ย 

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GWM recently expanded the Funky Cat line up with the First Edition model, which features a larger 63kWh battery (compared to the 48kWh unit the standard car uses). This upped the range from 193 miles to a much more competitive 260 miles. Weโ€™ve also seen a sporty โ€˜Funky Cat GTโ€™ hot hatch variant that will rival the MG4 XPower and even the production version of the Alpine A290_รŸ.ย 

No changes to the Funky Cat are expected as a result of this renaming venture. The recently introduced Ora Lightning Cat saloon, which borrows plenty of technology and design from the hatchback will also change its name to a simpler โ€˜Ora 07โ€™. The Ora 07 is expected to join the GWM range in early 2024.

GWM Ora has grown its UK operations rather quickly since it debuted here back in 2021 – parent company Great Wall Motors had previous experience selling pick-up trucks in the UK.

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