GWM ORA UK have now sold more than 1,000 cars, with their 1,000th vehicle handover taking place at our Exeter showroom.
GWM ORA’s 1,000th customer in the UK was Lawrence, a GWM ORA fan who chose the ORA Funky Cat First Edition+. Having previously owned an electric car, Lawrence was drawn to the ORA Funky Cat’s (now named the ORA 03) retro-futuristic styling, capable electric range, and high levels of specification. These characteristics helped the model earn its recent achievement of a ‘Which? Best Buy’ award in the Medium-Sized Car Category.
Speaking about his GWM ORA purchase, Lawrence said: “As a designer, it was the design and flare of the car that initially attracted me to the [ORA 03]. I was delighted this autumn when I learned about the ORA Funky Cat First Edition+, as it had all of the features that I was looking for at an affordable price point, especially considering the 63kWh battery and the added features like panoramic sunroof, heated seats, and heated steering wheel.”
All variants of the ORA 03 include wireless phone charging, facial recognition, electric front seats, app integration, and ‘Hello ORA’ intelligent voice assistance. ORA Funky Cat First Edition+ incorporates additional comfort features like heated, cooled, and massage front seats, heating steering wheel, panoramic sunroof, automatic tailgate, and automatic park assistance.
Toby Marshall, Managing Director at GWM ORA UK said: “We are thrilled to kick off 2024 by celebrating a significant sales milestone, with 1,000 ORA Funky Cats now on UK roads. Having launched just over one year ago with a single model variant in our line-up, we’re delighted with our progress so far. In 2024, we will continue with our ambitious growth plans, scaling core retail infrastructure and introducing new products to the UK market.”
Having started sales in late November 2022, GWM ORA has predominantly focused on creating a strong network of trusted retailers in its first year of operations. So far, the brand has established 30 points of representation across the UK with many well-known and trusted retail partners now on-board. GWM ORA plans to open one new retail site a month on average in 2024, which will help support steady volume growth and increase brand awareness.