ORA Funky Cat EV - A Retro Design Packed Full Of Modern Tech

ORA Funky Cat EV - A Retro Design Packed Full Of Modern Tech

Great Wall Motor Group’s car brand ORA launched in the UK in Autumn 2022 with the Funky Cat. A unique design packed with premium technology, ORA has stated that this all-electric hatchback is set to ‘disrupt the current EV market’. But, what makes it so special?

Introducing the Ora Funky Cat

The first edition spec boasts a modest 193 miles of range, similar to the Fiat 500e, perfect for day-to-day city driving. The Funky Cat will charge from 15%-80% on a standard 6.6kW home charger in around 5-6 hours. Additionally, it will take about 3-4 hours on an 11kW street charger. However, on a rapid charger of 80kW, this charging process will take as little as 43 minutes. Ideal while doing your weekly shop!

Although the acceleration (0-62MPH) and the top speed of this vehicle are nothing to write home about (8.3 seconds & 99MPH respectively), that is not where this vehicle aims to please. The range of premium safety, comfort and infotainment features will turn this little machine into a great driving experience.

Ora Funky Cat Women

Interior Technology & Features

As previously mentioned, this small 5-door hatchback comes entirely equipt with high standard specifications inside the cabin. Below are some of the impressive specifications and features that this affordable EV provides.


Safety features include a surround-view camera system, cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane centring, lane changing, blind spot detection and emergency braking, high beam assist and other comprehensive ADAS safety package features.


To keep you and your passengers comfortable, the ORA offers a stylish and customisable leatherette interior, electric driver and passenger seats, rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless entry & start and, of course, wireless phone charging!

More notable features include facial recognition systems, allowing the car to check who is driving, load preconfigured preferences and even monitor their habits. By monitoring the driver, the car can use its fatigue detector to alert the driver on long journeys to keep them safe.

Additionally, the Funky Cat contains automatic climate control, allowing the driver to set a certain temperature in the cabin regardless of the weather outside.

Infotainment & Connectivity

Finally, the all-important centre console hosts a pair of 10.25in displays. The digital driver display is sharp and helpful at telling you what you need to know while on the road.

The other screen is a super responsive infotainment system. All the features you would expect from a more premium brand are present, including Android Auto, Apple Car Play, DAB radio, Bluetooth and SatNav.

Ora Funky Cat Interior

Needless to say that this machine is full of tech, comparable to some pricers models from big named rivals!

Body Shape

The Funky Cat is a small urban hatchback with a body shape comparable to the Renault Zoe and the Fiat 500 Electric. This vehicle has 18” alloy wheels and is available in 4 colour variants including Nebular Green, Starry Black, Mars Red & Aurora Green; all of which are available with a black or white contrasting roof.

Ora Funky Cat Colours

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ORA Funky Cat


  • Range: 193 Miles
  • 0-62 MPH: 8.3 Seconds
  • Rapid Recharge Time (15%-80%): 43 Minutes
  • Luggage Capacity: 228 Litres (Seats up) 858 Litres (Seats down)

Ora Funky Cat leasing prices start from £395.16 exc. VAT per month


The retro style of this vehicle may give the impression of something out of touch. However, we think that the daring design choices and the mountain of up-to-date technology and spec demonstrate exactly what ORA was aiming for with this vehicle. It isn’t trying to win any awards for performance, it’s trying to win over the driver with its character and driving experience! Whether you are a new driver or just need something small and effective or just want to turn heads, this could be the perfect EV for you!

If you think the Funky Cat is the car for you then take a look at our leasing offers, or if you have any questions, get in touch with an expert 01273 433480, or request a callback at a time that suits you.

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