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A good-looking new electric vehicle shakes up the market

There’s a new generation of electric vehicles hitting our roads. The GWM Ora model is a feature-packed hatchback with an attractive price point. It’s here to shake up the below $50K electric vehicle market and offer real value to drivers.

The New Zealand government’s increasing support for EVs makes the driveaway price for the GWM Ora even more tempting. Depending on the emissions criteria, you could ride away with $8,625 back in your pocket with the maximum clean car rebate.

The GWM Ora model is instantly recognizable and unforgettable. It’s funky retro-inspired exterior pairs forward-thinking technology and luxurious details. You’ll love to be seen zipping around the city driving in one of these good-looking new electric vehicles. It would make an ideal company car and a stylish drive to any business meeting.

Fuel prices continue to be unstable, so it’s ideal to have alternatives. This hatchback is powered exclusively by electricity and delivers the ultimate quiet and smooth ride—ideal for handling heavy traffic, last-minute turns and tight parking spaces.

What makes this electric hatchback different is how spacious it is. Riding in the GWM Ora as a passenger and driver is a super-comfortable experience, with roomy cabins in both the front and rear seats. It’s easy to see the extra care and attention put into all parts of the vehicle.

The colour-coordinated plush leatherette seats, minimal buttons and vintage look add extra style points. Wireless phone charging ports in the front and USB ports in the rear are welcome features for modern city living.

Read more: Auckland Transport gears up for an electric future

As gentle as the GWM Ora is on the environment, it doesn’t hold back on the tarmac. Plenty of firepower is hiding underneath its stylish hood. The model’s single electric motor features 126kW power plus 250Nm torque. Plus, it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in about 8 seconds.

GWM gives you the flexibility to decide between two different battery sizes depending on your needs. The 48kWh lithium-ion battery is the smaller option. It guarantees a massive 310 km driving range and delivers full power and performance.

The more expensive GWM Ora Extended model includes the larger 64kWh lithium-ion battery. It delivers up to 420 km/h of driving range for those looking for peace of mind and plenty of uninterrupted driving time.

Designed with city streets in mind, this hatchback includes some beneficial features. Its single-pedal mode lets the driver slow down the car gently rather than abruptly. It’ll transform stressful city driving into a smoother, more relaxed ride.

Drive with full confidence through bustling city traffic with the GWM Ora’s top-quality safety features. It was awarded the highest possible 5-star ANCAP safety rating in 2022. It features seven airbags, emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and lane keep assist.

LED headlights and a 360-degree camera are standards on all models. The traffic jam assistance automatically helps keep a safe distance between you and the car in front during traffic jams.

With a 5-year 150,000 km warranty, watch as your daily commute goes from stressful to zen with the GWM Ora.

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