Although it is not a well-known brand, No included in the giant’s product directory Great Wall. The Chinese company has already taken its first bold steps in the European automotive market, although, for now, it was only present in the British Isles. In the middle of last year, the Chinese announced their strategic alliance with Emil Frey, one of the major importers and sellers of the old continent, to prepare them. commercial landing in Europe starting with Germany.
So far, the first steps have been discreet, but as published AutoExpressit Ora Lightning Cat will also be available in Europe soon It is a 100% electric sedan with a design that will not leave anyone indifferent. His great ambition is to fight against the Almighty Tesla Model 3 although we could more reasonably say that it is the natural rival of such models KIA EV6 or Hyundai Ioniq 6. All of them fall into the category of electric sedans.
Officially unveiled at the recent Shanghai Auto Show, The Lightning cat offers the typical Ora design. The sharp front end shows a good drag coefficient, complemented by a very coupé bodyline that slopes aggressively from the C-pillar to a very striking rear end that emphasizes the car’s large glass area. Inside, it seems to offer a lot of quality, both in materials and finishes.
Technology will not be a limiting factor. Much of the system deployment will focus on improving life on board. draw attention to minimalist interior. A few physical buttons are mixed with a full digital one. Waiting to know more details, we are sure that Ora has paid special attention to safety. The Ora Funky Cat, the first model of the house to arrive in Europe, stood out in the Euro NCAP tests, so it is logical to think that the Lightning Cat will also bet on the same strategy.
On a mechanical level, it is unknown if the Great Wall will make the decision to use the same structure as the Chinese version. The Asian range features two units, one with a single engine and the other with a dual engine with 298 kW (400 hp) of power. Both the resort 83.5 kWh battery capacity with which it achieves an approved autonomy of 400 miles, approximately 645 kilometers. We assume that this certification is based on the China-specific CLTC combined cycle, so it is logical to think of a lower figure when going through the WLTP certification process.
At this time, Ora Lightning Cat’s specific plans for Europe are unknown. Not even the commercial offer, though It is logical to think of figures close to 45,000 euros if we take into account its potential rivals. Ora cat is offered from 30,000 euros. What is likely is a designation change for the European versions. Sources say that the Great Wall is considering changing its name to Ora 07. It will land later this year, mainly in England and Germany.