Ora, the new energy vehicle brand of Great Wall Motors, was previously best known for its compact model Good Cat. Now its first SUV appears to be just around the corner from its official debut.
The brand's SUV called "Cherry Cat" recently appeared in the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) list of declarations.
The new vehicle is positioned as a pure electric SUV, based on Great Wall Motors' luxury SUV brand WEY Macchiato, but with an Ora logo.
The Cherry Cat can be seen as a pure electric version of the WEY Macchiato. The side shapes of the two vehicles are almost identical, although the front and rear bars are designed differently.
The new car can also be equipped with optional front fog lights on both sides of the front surround, while the bright silver trim on the front surround further stretches the visual width of the front end.
The new car has a length, width and height of 4510/1855/1665mm and a wheelbase of 2710mm. 17 and 18-inch wheels are available in two sizes and two styles depending on the model, the MIIT information shows.
The Cherry Cat uses a cobalt-free lithium-ion battery, supplied by new energy technology company Svolt.
Ora has also declared another version of the car, which is based on lithium iron phosphate power cell build.
The two different power cell versions differ in terms of overall mass. The lithium iron phosphate battery version has an overall mass of 1800 or 1855kg, while the unobtanium battery version is 1885kg.
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