GWM Ora 03 EV: A Retro-Modern Electric Hatchback Hits Nepal
GWM Nepal, through its authorized distributor VG Impex, has launched the Ora 03 EV, its first-ever electric hatchback in the Nepali market. The Ora 03 EV combines retro aesthetics with modern features and offers a range of 400km. This article provides an overview of the GWM Ora 03 EV’s pricing, specifications, design, performance, features, and availability in Nepal.
Design and Features
The GWM Ora 03 EV features a unique retro-modernistic design philosophy. Its front section showcases circular intelligent LED headlamps with integrated LED indicators, while the rear profile stands out with a futuristic LED strip replacing traditional rear lamps. The interior maintains premium and futuristic styling. The car is available in three colors: white, black, and blue, with four additional dual-tone options.
Performance and Specifications
Powered by a 99 kW permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) and a 47.7 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery, the Ora 03 EV delivers a maximum power of 134 PS and a torque of 210 Nm. It offers a range of 400 kilometers and supports fast DC charging. The Ora 03 EV is built on a 100% pure EV platform, ensuring superior performance and safety. It has achieved a 5-star safety rating in both the ANCAP and EURO ANCAP tests.
Price and Availability
The GWM Ora 03 EV is available in Nepal at a price of Rs. 47.49 lakh for the PRO variant. Bookings for the Ora 03 EV have commenced, and interested individuals can contact the GWM showroom for further details. The price increase compared to the previous variant is attributed to the Budget 23/24 EV tax changes and inflation. GWM Nepal offers an 8-year warranty or 150,000 km (whichever comes earlier) on the battery, motor, and controller, along with a 4-year warranty or 150,000 km (whichever comes earlier) on the entire vehicle (excluding wear and tear parts).
The GWM Ora 03 EV enters a market dominated by electric SUVs, such as the Tata Nexon EV and MG ZS EV. However, it stands out as a unique offering in the crossover segment. While the 145 mm of ground clearance may raise concerns for some, GWM Nepal has rigorously tested the Ora 03 to ensure its suitability for the challenging Nepali driving conditions. With its impressive range, distinctive design, and comprehensive warranty, the GWM Ora 03 EV presents an attractive choice for electric vehicle enthusiasts in Nepal.