Blackwater Motors Group gets GWM Ora franchise

Blackwater Motors Group gets GWM Ora franchise Blackwater Motors Group gets GWM Ora franchise

Blackwater Motors Group has become an official retailer for Ora GWM and the Ora Funky Cat for the Cork and Munster region.

Ora is part of Great Wall Motors

Ora is a Chinese brand in the massive Great Wall Motors conglomerate. Its Ora Funky Cat is an electric hatch occupying a similar market segment to the Volkswagen ID.3, Nissan Leaf and MG4. However, with a higher spec level and starting price of €31,995, the Ora Funky Cat EV has been positioned towards the premium end of that sector.

Ora Funky Cat models

The Funky Cat has already landed in Blackwater Motors' showroom in Wilton, Cork, with two models, the 300Pro and the 400Pro+ available ex-stock for immediate delivery.

The 300Pro costs €31,995 after incentives and uses a 48kWh battery for a WLTP-ratified range of 310 kilometres. The 400Pro+ is priced at €39,995 after incentives, and its 63kWh battery gives a 420km single-charge range. Both versions feature plenty of tech and safety features as standard, including facial recognition, voice recognition, 360-degree cameras and adaptive cruise control.

"Ora is an exciting new all-electric brand"

Commenting on the arrival of the new brand, the Head of Business at Blackwater Motors Group, Michael O'Brien, said, "We are delighted to welcome Ora to our portfolio of brands. The Ora is an exciting new all electric brand to Ireland and we are delighted to be the official dealer for the Munster region. The first model released, the Ora Funky Cat, has a lot to offer in terms of its range, price and specification. We know this model will be well received and would like to extend an invite for people to take a closer look and test drive at our location in Wilton."

Pat Ryan, Managing Director for GWM ORA in Ireland, said: "The GWM ORA brand is growing in Ireland and it is imperative that we partner with the right dealerships across the country. I am very excited to join with Blackwater Motor Group as this appointment ensures excellent representation in the south of Ireland'.

Click here for our in-depth reviews of the Ora Funky Cat Pro300 and Pro400+.

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Published on March 16, 2023