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Next Ora Cat revealed as high-performance electric sedan


Ora continues with its Porsche-themed looks, but gives the Next Cat performance to match

It seems that GWM’s brand Ora isn’t done just yet with its feline naming conventions as the Chinese brand has just revealed its newest electric vehicle in the form of the Next Ora Cat. 

The Next Ora Cat is set to debut at the Paris Motor Show this week, but then will go on to compete with the Tesla Model 3 and Hyundai Ioniq 6 when it goes on sale in Europe. 

Though Australian availability is yet to be confirmed for the Next Ora Cat, GWM Australia has released spec details, meaning that it shouldn’t be too far off local showrooms. 

GWM Next Ora Cat 2022 rear 3/4 static
Panamera styling meets Bentley tail lights in the Ora Next Cat

In the same style that the Good Cat takes inspiration from the Porsche Macan, it’s clear that the Panamera was a reference point when it comes to the Next Ora Cat’s aesthetic. This is evident across the front end design and the sloping rear roofline.

Continuing this Porsche aesthetic are the frameless doors and an active rear wing that extends above the boot. 

On the inside, the Next Cat gets a 10.25-inch semi digital cluster that’s split between three circular gauges. This is flanked by a 12.3-inch infotainment display. 

GWM Next Ora Cat 2022 interior
Inspiration seems to be taken from the Bugatti Chiron for the centre console

Adding to the performance theme is the multifunction steering wheel that features a ‘super sport’ button. 

Power in the Next Ora Cat comes from an 83.5kWh battery that provides up to 430km of claimed range off a single charge. Its maximum DC fast-charging rate sits at 80kW, meaning it will take around 55 minutes to charge to 80 per cent from zero. 

In terms of performance, the Next Ora Cat uses an electric all-wheel-drive system consisting of a motor on each axle. Combined, this system is good for 300kW and 680Nm. 

GWM Next Ora Cat 2022 rear wing
It also gets an active rear wing for maximum downforce

This allows the sedan to hit 100km/h in a claimed 4.3-seconds before it tops out at 180km/h.