The second model under GWM’s all-electric Ora brand in Thailand, the Ora 07 was launched in the Kingdom. Initially known as the Lightning Cat in China and the Grand Cat when it was previewed in Thailand, the Ora 07 bears an obvious design similarity to the Porsche Panamera.
The electric fastback is fully imported (CBU) from China and is offered in two variants:
- Ora 07 Long Range – THB 1,299,000 (~RM 173k)
- Ora 07 Performance – THB 1,499,000 (~RM 200k)
Starting off with the basics, the base Long Range variant is powered by a single electric motor located on the front axle. The front-wheel drive (FWD) variant makes 204 PS and 340 Nm.
An 83.5 kWh battery charges up the motor and the base Ora 07 has a maximum range of 600 km (WLTP standard). Fitted to the Thai-spec Long Range variant are 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped around Kumho Ecstas.
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For those who want more performance to their electric Panamera homage, the top variant of the Thai-spec Ora 07 is powered by two electric motors on each axle (AWD) that produce 408 PS and 680 Nm.
Also juiced up by an 83.5 kWh battery, the Performance variant has a lower maximum range of 495 km (WLTP standard). On the outside, the slippery-looking EV is fitted with 19-inch wheels wrapped around Michelin Pilot Sport EV rubbers.
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Dimensions-wise, the Ora 07 is similar to a D-segment sedan like the Toyota Camry but its chief rival would be the Tesla Model 3. The top-of-the-line Ora 07 undercuts the dual-motor Tesla Model 3 Long Range by THB 400k (~RM 53k).
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The Ora 07 is a slippery-looking car despite its mix of retro and Porsche with a drag coefficient of 0.22 Cd. Both variants are equipped with an electric rear spoiler that automatically deploys at 70 km/h.
Inside, a black interior is offered as standard on both variants but a brown option is offered only for the Performance variant.
Overall, the Ora 07’s interior feels more grown up than the Good Cat with the 10.25-inch driver display being divided into 3 small sections and a Mercedes-like gear stalk on the right side. The latter already feels like a welcoming change over the Good Cat’s gimmicky knob-style gear selector.
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Another greatly appreciated feature in the Ora 07 is the traditional physical knobs and dials which are placed across the centre console. These knobs adjust the fan speed and temperature of the air-conditioning as well as select the drive modes, of which there are 6.
Other features in the Thai-spec Ora 07 include a 12.3-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a panoramic glass sunroof, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, wireless charging, and an 11-speaker Infinity sound system.
As usual, the Ora 07 comes with an abundant ADAS suite that features AEB, intelligent ACC with stop and go, and GWM’s Wisdom Dodge System (WDS). The Performance variant adds a self-parking feature in the form of Integration Intelligent Parking (IIP) and Automatic Reversing Assist (ARA).
It could be likely that the Ora 07 could make its way to Malaysia. For now, only the Good Cat is offered here with two variants, 400 Pro (RM 139,800) and 500 Ultra (RM 169,800).
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