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Great Wall Motor Debuts First EV Car in Mexico

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Reneé Lerma By Reneé Lerma | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Tue, 10/03/2023 - 13:14

Great Wall Motors (GWM) has officially launched its electric vehicle (EV) lineup in Mexico, beginning with the ORA 03, known for being one of the most competitively priced options in the market.

The Ora 03 is a compact four-door EV recognized for its retro design and range of up to 500 kilometers on a single charge. This vehicle is set to compete in the domestic market, alongside other Chinese electric vehicles like the BYD Dolphin.

The Ora 03 has dimensions of 4.23 meters in length, 1.82 meters in width and 1.6 meters in height. The vehicle was designed by Emanoel Derta, a former collaborator at Porsche. The Ora 03 is available in two versions, Premium and Luxury, both equipped with a synchronous permanent magnet electric motor producing 126 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The Premium model features a 47.8 kWh iron-phosphate and lithium battery with a range of 374 kilometers, while the Luxury model comes with a larger 63.14 kWh lithium ternary battery, offering a range of 500 kilometers.

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) features are incorporated into the Ora 03, including lane-keeping assistance, cross-traffic assistance, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection and parking assistance.

Safety features include seven airbags, traction control, stability control and ABS brakes.

Pricing for GWM Ora 03 Models:

  • Premium: US$30,385 (MX$536,900)

  • Luxury: US$34,315 (MX$599,900)

GWM made its official entry into the Mexican market in September with the launch of its first model, the Haval H6 HEV hybrid SUV. The Haval H6, which has been a best-seller in China for the past 11 years with over 4 million global sales, is now available in Mexico in two versions: the premium version priced at US$36,103 (MX$639,900) and the Luxury version at US$38,910 (MX$689,900).

Besides introducing the Haval H6 HEV, GWM has plans to introduce models from its subsidiary brands, including off-road vehicles from Tank, luxury vehicles from Wey, pickups from Poer, and EVs from Ora. GWM is committed to research and development, with an annual investment exceeding US$1.37 billion. They are on track to reach a total investment of up to US$13.7 billion by 2025.

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