2023 GWM Ora review: now the cheapest electric car to buy in Australia
It’s smaller than a Toyota Corolla, and cheaper to buy than any other electric vehicle in Australia. Here's why the five-door compact hatch, known as the ‘Funky Cat’, is turning heads.
Chinese brand, GWM, have entered yet another strong competitor into the market.
Having recently rolled out the Tank 4x4 - a hardcore SUV - GWM has now raced to the other end of the automotive spectrum by launching Ora – a new battery-powered electric (EV) small car.
The Ora arrives in Australia in April of 2023, but that’s only the beginning of the first chapter. Later in 2023, a second model called the Ora Sport is also expected.
We’ve also had a brief taste of the sleeker Ora Sport, but it’s too soon to decide how good it is – that all depends on the pricing and equipment mix being announced later in the year.
The Ora is a five-door compact hatch that right now has the distinction of being Australia’s cheapest new EV to buy.
Based on a first brief taste, the Ora shapes as an important vehicle for EV buyers on a budget in a similar way to the BYD Atto 3, as it's performance is acceptable and has impressive features for the money.