2023 GWM Ora Good Cat electric hatch a step closer to Australia


Chinese car giant Great Wall Motors is well progressed with plans to launch an electric hatchback with an unusual name in Australia.


Another affordable electric hatchback from China is due in local showrooms by the end of this year in the form of the oddly-named and unusually-styled GWM Ora Good Cat.

The electric-car division of Chinese car giant Great Wall Motors – now abbreviated to GWM – is understood to be well progressed with plans to introduce the GWM Ora Good Cat in the second half of 2022.

The GWM Ora Cat is a small electric hatchback with hints of the Volkswagen Beetle up front and the Nissan Leaf at the rear, and is slightly smaller than a Toyota Corolla.


GWM announced plans to sell the Ora Cat in Australia from 2022 in a media statement out of head office last year.

However, the Australian office for Great Wall Motors is yet to formally confirm local on-sale plans.

“Ora remains under serious consideration for Australia, and while we don’t yet have a decision on timing, we hope to be able to provide further details soon.”


As previously reported, the Ora name is a sub-brand of Great Wall Motors (GWM), alongside Haval.

Drive understands technical details for the GWM Ora Good Cat will be announced closer to the vehicle’s Australian arrival.

Meantime, here is everything we know so far about the GWM Ora Good Cat – one of a number of electric cars manufactured by Great Wall Motors.

Joshua Dowling has been a motoring journalist for more than 20 years, spending most of that time working for The Sydney Morning Herald (as motoring editor and one of the early members of the Drive team) and News Corp Australia. He joined CarAdvice / Drive in late 2018, and has been a World Car of the Year judge for 10 years.

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