Ora Good Cat EV launched in Malaysia – 400 km range for RM140k, 500 km for RM170k; 8 yr battery warranty

Ora Good Cat EV launched in Malaysia – 400 km range for RM140k, 500 km for RM170k; 8 yr battery warranty

The Great Wall Motors (GWM) Ora Good Cat electric hatchback finally gets its official Malaysian market launch today, following the opening of order books two weeks ago and having collected more than 100 bookings on the opening weekend. In Europe earlier this year, this car was launched as the Funky Cat.

The Ora Good Cat arrives in Malaysia with two battery capacity specifications in two trim level variants – the 400 Pro and the 500 Ultra, priced from RM139,800 on-the-road, without insurance for the 400 Pro, and RM169,800 for the 500 Ultra.

Both trim levels feature the same powertrain configuration, which is a single electric motor producing 143 PS and 210 Nm of torque driving the front wheels. The 0-100 km/h sprint is done in 7.9 seconds and top speed is 152 km/h, according to Great Wall Motors.

GWM Ora Good Cat specifications list – click to enlarge

The 400 Pro variant gets the 47.8 kWh lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery which offers up to 400 km of battery range on the NEDC cycle (around 20% less on the WLTP test protocol), and this takes eight hours for a full charge from a 6.6 kW AC outlet via a Type 2 connection.

Meanwhile, DC fast charging yields a 0-80% state of charge in 46 minutes. Charging from 30-80% can be done in just 40 minutes. In terms of the latest WLTP protocol, the European-spec Funky Cat is rated for a range of 310 km on the WLTP cycle.

The larger of the two batteries is a 63.1 kWh version that is featured in the 500 Ultra, featuring a ternary lithium battery that offers up to 500 km of range on the NEDC cycle, which will take around 10 hours to be fully charged from an AC outlet. If DC fast charging at 60 kW is used, a 0-80% charge can be done in around 40 minutes.

In terms of equipment, both variants of the Ora Good Cat in Malaysia gets 18-inch alloys shod in 215/50R18 tyres and receive a tyre repair kit as standard, active front grille intake, automatic headlamps, LED tail lamps and rear fog lamp, electrically adjustable side mirrors, automatic wipers and a panoramic sunroof as standard.

Instrumentation in the Ora Good Cat is by a seven-inch multi-information display with a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment unit, with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The interior of the Ora Good Cat gets as standard suede leather dashboard covering with synthetic leather seat upholstery, multifunction steering wheel, two USB ports for the front occupants, one USB in the rear passenger compartment and one USB port for the digital video recorder, as well as one power outlet.

Both variants also get electric adjustment for the driver’s seat while the front passenger seat gets manual adjustment; the 500 Ultra adds a massage function for the driver’s seat.

Safety equipment for the Ora Good Cat includes adaptive cruise control, intelligence cruise assistance, AEB, forward collision warning, low speed emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keep assist and lane centring assist. Exclusive to the 500 Ultra are the Wisdom Dodge System, emergency lane keeping, lane change assist and blind spot detection, rear collision warning, rear cross traffic alert and rear cross traffic braking.

Exterior colours are Coral Blue, Hamilton White, Sun Black for the single-tone selection, joined by Mars Red and and Hamilton White schemes with the contrasting black roof. Exclusive to the 500 Ultra are Verdant Green with a white roof, and Hazel Wood Beige with a brown roof.

Here in Malaysia in two variants, the GWM Ora Good Cat is covered by a five-year, 150,000 km warranty, with the drive battery getting an eight-year, 180,000 km warranty. Packaged with each purchase of the Ora Good Cat are a complimentary portable charger and home charger, as well as five slots of maintenance service (at 10,000 km intervals) with labour free of charge.

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Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • EVcusting on Nov 28, 2022 at 5:25 pm

    Why there is NO Pics of the rear compartment ? Important if travelling outstation.

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    • Celup King on Nov 29, 2022 at 5:26 pm

      Where is that joker who claim no one is allowed to sell below RM 150k to protect something? He said he will dance naked at KLCC if someone can sell below 150k, so I waiting for his utube video…

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    • Celup King on Nov 30, 2022 at 10:07 am

      Where is that joker that says no one else can sell below RM 150k huh? No balls to show himself now his lies terserlah pada dunia?

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  • RIP Electric Vehicles on Nov 28, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    What a joke!

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  • Mr Fakta on Nov 28, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    How much in Thailand?

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  • Alex Vostox on Nov 28, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    It just me or the pricing are freakin’ expensive? Why?

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    • Mike Tee on Nov 29, 2022 at 10:01 am

      Top spec model retails for RM88,000 in China. AP (RM15,000? I don’t know), shipping (RM5,000?) and 6% tax (RM5,300), unless I missed other big items the rest of the difference is *extra* profits. Please correct me if I missed anything else

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  • Advanced Safety for Ora GoodCat 500 Ultra

    1. 6 airbags.
    2. AEB
    3. BSM
    4. RCTA
    5. 360 Camera
    6. ACC Self Driving

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  • Fur ODC on Nov 29, 2022 at 8:17 am

    With no engine, I wonder what service is going to be done on the 10,000km intervals. Perhaps just change basic items… such as the blinker fluids?

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    • Perhaps to download all users’ info as recorded covertly for “intelligence” purposes…

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      • BodohSpotter on Dec 04, 2022 at 1:58 pm

        Hahahaa orang bodoh spotted. He thought he was funny. Bodoh.He though his drinving info is of important use for spies. hahahahahaha. Orang bodoh. OKU

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    • EVmaster on Dec 04, 2022 at 1:57 pm

      These EV though super easy to maintain, they have a radiator and brake fluids. These needs servicing. Battery lines also need to be checked.

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  • Ground europe passenger on Nov 29, 2022 at 9:12 am

    Wow 210nm torque, rm140k too expensive and charging station very less. Pakai myvi jer lah for now, wait 5 years later proton/perodua to produce some cheaper model.

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  • EVisDaFuture on Nov 29, 2022 at 10:19 am

    Great for city runabout. With that range you can just charge it at home everyday like your hand phone and never need to use public charger. If only they give same power output as Mini Cooper SE then it will be perfect.

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  • Was genuinely interested in this before launch.
    Really hoped it would be cheaper, a lot cheaper.

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  • Ruslan Bahari on Nov 29, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    People want cheap because it is a Chinese car. Fair enough. But tech is not cheap, and so there is a price to pay.

    To me, the biggest turn off for the Ora (and a slew of other cars today) is the aircond controls on the screen, PLUS having to access it using two touches. Ridiculous.

    Otherwise, this car’s build quality is impressive having seen it up close at KL Convex a few weekends ago. Plus the fact that you get the wall charger FOC (excluding wiring works according to them), which is a substantial cost reduction for the owner.

    Service is at 15,000km or 12 months (PT article says 10,000km) according to the dealer I asked.

    Good car save for the aircond controls issue I mentioned. Extensive list of active and passive safety that are missing from some even bigger names in Malaysia (I am looking at you VW Malaysia).

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  • Too expensive for chinese car..if their target for t20 to buy the car as town car,they will probably choose other more “branded” car..if their target is middle class,then this is overprice and should be price at least less than 100k ..but what do i know..just an armchair analyst..

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  • Lawlim on Dec 03, 2022 at 10:49 pm

    What’s the road tax for this?

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  • Danial on Dec 16, 2022 at 2:47 am

    Hyundai can sell rm160k, why need to buy expensive chinese brand?

    i hope Geely can sell below rm50k in malaysia market.

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  • Interesting car. But how many Malaysians will buy a RM140k small car.

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  • Lee Hon Liong on Feb 10, 2023 at 2:58 pm

    Why are the price so expensive in Malaysia? It’s almost double the price from China!!!

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