[ UPDATE 28/11/2022 16:00 ]: The Ora Good Cat is officially launched in Malaysia and it’s priced from RM139,800 for the 400 Pro variant. This is officially the most affordable EV in Malaysia.
The Ora Good Cat from Great Wall Motor (GWM) is finally launching in Malaysia very soon. Not only it is poised to be the most affordable electric vehicle in Malaysia, but it’s also probably the cutest EV to hit Malaysian roads.
Ora Good Cat Malaysia Launch
The Ora Good Cat official Malaysia launch is scheduled for 28th November 2022 and interested buyers can already book the EV online for RM1,000. If you can’t wait, the Good Cat is available for rent through the car subscription platform Flux. With their current promo, you can drive one home for RM5 for the first month but with a contract.
Ora Good Cat Specs and Features
The Ora Good Cat is expected to come in two options – 400 Pro and 500 Ultra. Although both Good Cat variants come with a single electric motor pushing 105kW (141hp) and 210Nm of torque, the 400 Pro has a range of 400km from a 47.8kWh battery while the 500 Ultra has a range of 500km with a 63kWh battery. There’s no official pricing yet but the Good Cat is expected to be going for under RM150,000 for the base model and around RM160,000 for the higher-range model.
The provided driving range figures on a full charge are based on the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). It is worth noting that most EVs sold these days are using the Worldwide harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures (WLTP) cycle for their listed driving range which offers a more realistic range for day-to-day driving.
In terms of design, the Good Cat has a unique exterior with a mishmash of Porsche, Mini, Leaf and Nissan March. Both the interior and exterior get a distinctive two-tone colour scheme which stands out from the usual offering of mainstream EV makers. With a wheelbase of 2650mm and a total length of 4235mm, the Good Cat is actually longer than the Hyundai Kona Electric and the Mini Cooper SE. Its closest rival would be the current cheapest EV, the base Kona Electric Lite which pushes 134hp, 395Nm of torque and a range of 305km.
According to the spec sheet, the Good Cat takes 32 minutes (40 minutes for 500 Ultra) to charge from 30-80% with DC fast charging and 8 hours (10 hours for 500 Ultra) for a full charge with an AC charger. Both Good Cat variants come with advanced driver assist systems such as adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, land keep assist and lane centering assist. The 500 Ultra gets additional features such as Auto Reversing Assistance, Full-Auto Integrated Parking, Lane Change Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Emergency Lane Keeping and Door Open Warning.
Jonathan has recently driven the Ora Good Cat for a couple of days so stay tuned for his review that’s coming up very soon.
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