Motoring: The ORA FUNKY CAT is now available

by Gazette Reporter
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The 100% Electric ORA FUNKY CAT has arrived in Ireland in two trims the 300 PRO and the 400 PRO +. The Funky Cat is more of a lifestyle than a car, its standard equipment is as impressive as it looks with facial and voice recognition, safety features which won the FUNKY CAT the Safest Small Car by Euro NCAP, and a range of up to 420km.

The car is produced by the Chinese multi-brand group Great Wall Motor (GWM), and it comes with a comprehensive 5-year unlimited mileage warranty, along with a 5-year roadside assistance package and an 8-year battery warranty as standard. 

ORA’s inviting and unique models combine style and technology into vehicles full of personality that will become more than just friends, they’ll become Car-panions. When GWM Europe started defining ORA for the European countries, it asked how a brand gets its soul, and what makes it different and desirable. A brand must have a purpose and touch the hearts and minds of people. And for ORA, this purpose is friendship – a friendship that can cross bridges and borders. ORA’s cars invite everyone to get to know them with playful, curvilinear bodies that feel like a smile rather than the aggressive, sci-fi curves of many all-electric rivals. A closer look shows the cars are as serious about looking good as having fun with standard spoilers and alloy wheels that help both performance and visuals. A user-centric approach guides ORA designers, as is obvious by the wraparound interiors with few clunky knobs and buttons but plenty of joie de vivre. 

The FUNKY CAT, and all future models, want to get to know you with voice and facial 

recognition software so that all you have to do is slide in, fasten your seatbelt and begin your journey together. At ORA, the belief is that friendship is a journey, not a trip. And to keep drivers safe on the journey, ORAs are packed with next-generation driver-assistance features that not only keep everyone on the road and awake, they keep passengers safe also should things go wrong. The Funky Cat reaped a five-star rating in the NCAP safety test and keeps an eye-out with a 360-degree camera to see places drivers can’t. 

The ORA Funky Cat comes equipped with enough energy for a weekend getaway, several trips to an art gallery or even a bit of sport, whether drivers are playing or watching. 

ORA’s cars were imagined by innovators, built by experts and designed for today’s conscientious drivers. They will accompany their passengers to a better tomorrow. Pricing starts at a very reasonable €31,995 (inclusive of current Government and SEAI incentives for private customers).

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