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Great Wall Motor Launches ORA Good Cat GT | Next Level of the Future at 1.549 Million Baht, or 1.286 Million Baht After Discounts and Subsidy with Only 500 Units Available for Reservation for 1 Month

Great Wall Motor (GWM) has officially launched in Thailand the 100% EV ORA Good Cat GT, with a stunning sporty design from the ORA brand.

This new variant crafted under the concept ‘Next Level of the Future’ is a perfect combination of wild and elegant design. Thailand’s official launch is the first time outside China that GWM has introduced the ORA Good Cat GT. Its official price is 1,549,000 baht, or 1,286,000 baht after discounts and the government subsidy. Only 500 units are available for reservation starting from 29 June 2022 at 20.00 hrs. to 29 July 2022 at 23.59 hrs. The delivery of the first batch of vehicles will start from November this year onwards. Moreover, the company is also introducing the ORA Good Cat GT PREMIERE DEAL, offering countless privileges with other benefits worth over 131,000 baht.

GWM today organized the official launch of the ORA Good Cat GT in Thailand and gave the price announcement at the GWM Experience Center, ICONSIAM. This emphasizes GWM’s xEV leadership position in Thailand and its mission to drive Thailand towards an xEV society with smart technology for safety, convenience, and eco-friendly driving experiences, while maintaining a user-centric concept to deliver quality products and the best services to customers.  

Michael Chong, General Manager, Great Wall Motor (Thailand), said: “Throughout one year of operations in Thailand, Great Wall Motor has stepped up to be an xEV leader and smart technology provider. Our aim has always been to introduce intelligent and advanced new energy vehicles, and to develop Thailand as our Research & Development center and xEV production hub for the ASEAN market. In the past year, we have successively brought in two hybrid vehicles: the HAVAL H6 HEV, and HAVAL JOLION HEV, and a 100% electric vehicle: the ORA GOOD CAT. Currently, our new energy vehicles are a crucial part of 8,277 users’ lives, the GWM app has nearly 100,000 registered users, and the number of fans in GWM’s official social media exceeds 500,000. GWM is also supporting the EV ecosystem in Thailand by speeding up the construction of charging stations, which includes our G-charge Station, Partner Charging Stations, and Destination Charging Stations. By the end of May, GWM’s charging map on the GWM app was successfully connected to more than 500 charging stations of the three leading power and energy institutions in Thailand: the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, the Metropolitan Electricity Authority, and the Provincial Electricity Authority, covering more than 50% of Thailand’s public charging network.”

“The ORA Good Cat, GWM’s first Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) launched in Thailand, has received epic success since its launch in October 2021, guaranteed by the delivery of 1,748 units. At present, there are still 3,000 Good Cat orders waiting to be fulfilled due to a chip shortage and the 40-500% increase in prices of core components of electric vehicles, fluctuations of oil prices in the world market, logistics issues, the Russia-Ukraine war and the pandemic, which has forced many enterprises around the world to increase EV prices. Consequently, GWM has considered the situation thoroughly and may have to make certain price adjustments for the ORA Good Cat as well. However, with the government’s major incentives for electric vehicles, we will work with our partners in the industrial chain to offer an appropriate price. At the same time, we are also developing and introducing more personalized and innovative products to enrich users’ EV driving experiences and lifestyles,” added Michael Chong. 

Narong Sritalayon, Managing Director, Great Wall Motor (Thailand), said: “ORA has been established for four years now and with our ‘Love Women More’ brand positioning, we have aimed to introduce ORA as the ‘Global beloved 100% EV’ by paying attention to users’ satisfaction, alongside offering elegant design, great performance, innovation and care. By the end of May this year, the number of ORA users worldwide exceeded 282,000. The ORA Good Cat has also ranked first in the 100% EV segment market since a few months after its launch Thailand. The official launch of the ORA Good Cat GT | Next Level of the Future in Thailand is the first-time outside China that GWM has introduced this variant, which perfectly integrates the idea of wild and elegant design, innovation and superior performance from the original ORA Good Cat. The official launch and price announcement in Thailand emphasizes GWM’s xEV leadership position. Finally, we really appreciate everyone’ interest and continuous support for Great Wall Motor.”

GWM has announced the price of the ORA Good Cat GT in Thailand at 1,549,000 baht under the ‘ONE PRICE’ policy, where consumers can buy the vehicle at the same price from any channel nationwide. With the government’s EV support and subsidy, the price is reduced to 1,286,000 baht. Reservation is open from 29 June at 20.00 hrs. until 29 July at 23.59 hrs. via the GWM app and website WWW.GWM.CO.TH. 200 ORA Good Cat GTs are ready to be delivered from November – December 2022, while delivery of units 201-500 will be from April 2023 onwards.

Terms and conditions of ORA Good Cat GT reservation

  • 1 unit reservation for 1 GWM ID
  • Reservations are limited to 500 units in total
  • A 10,000-baht deposit must be made within 15 minutes of reservation. If the payment is made after the deadline, the vehicle will be removed to stock allowing others to book accordingly.
  • The stock will be updated in real time until 29 July 2022 via the GWM app
  • Once the reservation is completed, GWM will sort the unit number according to the deposit payment and will send a confirmation email to your inbox.
  • The reservation can be cancelled within 48 hours via the GWM app or Call Center 02-668-8888
  • If the reservation is cancelled three times within one day (0:00 – 23:00 hrs.), the system will restrict the reservation process and will open for booking again on the following day.
  • After the first 500 successful reservations (with deposits paid), the system will close temporarily until a new batch of reservations is available
  • Delivery of the first 200 successful reservations (with deposits paid) will be from 1 November – 31 December 2022
  • Delivery of units 201-500 of successful reservations (with deposits paid) will be from 1 April – 31 December 2023

The first 200 successful reservations will also receive an ORA x After You voucher worth 500 baht per user.

The launch of the ORA Good Cat is supported by the PREMIERE DEAL campaign including:

  • Special 1.79% interest rate for up to 48-month financing when 25% of the down payment is made: maximum value not exceeding 23,000 baht
  • Free 1-year comprehensive car insurance, with a maximum value of not more than 25,000 baht
  • Free GWM home charger and installation within 20 meters (from Main Circuit Breaker) for 1 time (exclusive of charger station), with a maximum value of not more than 60,000 baht
  • Free labor and spare parts for maintenance work according to distance (GWM PRO Service Inclusive: GPSI) up to 5 times in 5 years or 75,000 kilometers (whichever is reached first), with a maximum value of not more than 10,588 baht
  • Free 24-hour roadside assistance for a period of 5 years, valued at 10,000 baht
  • Free right to call for car pick-up or delivery service for distance maintenance 2 times, with a maximum value of not more than 1,500 baht
  • Free GWM carpet and license plate base worth a total of 1,640 baht
  • Earn 15,000 GWM Points to redeem for gifts and services on the GWM app

The total value of special offers under the PREMIERE DEAL campaign is 131,000 baht.

Additionally, the ORA Good Cat GT also offers a factory warranty for five years or 150,000 kilometers – whichever is reached first – along with a battery warranty for eight years or 180,000 kilometers (whichever is reached first).

Powerful driving performance for maximum efficiency throughout the journey

The ORA Good Cat GT boasts powerful performance, with maximum power of 171 PS, maximum torque of 250 Nm, and a maximum speed of 152 km/h. It has an acceleration rate of 0-100 km/h in 8.5 s when driving in ‘Sport’ mode, and its stability is enhanced with MacPherson independent suspension with stabilizer bar and torsion beam rear suspension. The GWM LEMON E PLATFORM has been developed especially for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs), providing five driving modes: 1) Standard 2) Sport 3) ECO 4) ECO+ and 5) Automatic. Drivers can switch to any of these modes based on the remaining battery level as well as energy regeneration with three levels of usage – high, standard, and low.

Outstanding with an unrivaled sporty design, sleek, wild, and elegant on the outside and inside

The ORA Good Cat GT comes with a distinct design on both the exterior and interior, making it the ultimate one-of-a-kind from every angle thanks to its large body dimensions of 1,848 x 4,254 x 1,596 mm (width x length x height). It is distinguished by its unique design featuring a carbon-fiber grille at the front and GT-inscribed stylish spoiler at the rear, along with 18” two-tone alloy wheels and red disc brake calipers, boasting an eye-catching exterior design in the special color of Aqua Grey.

Detailed in unique red and black, showing a remarkable design, the GT interior is aesthetically decorated with unique GT-inscribed headrests and a sporty red seat belt, offering a large 17.25” high-resolution interactive double screen featuring a 7” full TFT display and a 10.25” multimedia touchscreen display with six surround speakers. Premium comfort in the cabin uses built-in quality materials and stylish interior décor truly provides premium comfort for both driver and passengers. Seats have been ergonomically and exquisitely designed to provide superior body support. Its superior features add to users’ advanced convenience, including auto air ventilation and seats with massage system to ease driver and front passenger fatigue – featuring a 60:40 foldable backrest seat, 6-way adjustment for the driver and 4-way adjustment for the front passenger. The driver’s seat comes with a ‘Welcome’ function to help the driver get in and out of the vehicle conveniently as well. The vehicle also comes with an electric panoramic sunroof, a hands-free electric tailgate to assist driver and passengers with armfuls of belongings, and entertainment connectivity such as connection to music and video applications. Maximum comfort comes with an intelligent voice command system with the ability to receive commands to control a variety of functions, including the air-conditioning system, sunroof, navigation, and multimedia systems with just a few spoken words. In addition, its advanced telematics system provides the ability to remotely control built-in systems such as the charging management system, air-conditioning system, remote control of electric windows and viewing vehicle status functions via the GWM app.

Creating new driving experience with advanced technology to ensure maximum safety

This cutting-edge vehicle is enhanced with many technologies that help facilitate drivers, from upgrading functions via FOTA, voice command functions and entertainment through multimedia such as Apple CarPlay, Siri, Android Auto and Google Assistant. This includes advanced driving technologies that boost confidence and minimize risk on the road, namely, Auto Reversing Assistance, Integrated Intelligent Parking, Adaptive Cruise Control with Intelligent Cornering, 360° Surround Camera and Auto Emergency Braking + Intersection.

More information can be found on the GWM app, WWW.GWM.CO.TH and GWM official Facebook page GWM Thailand.

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