2022 Great Wall ORA R1 EV
- Expected Launch in India = 2022
- Expected Price = 7 Lac INR
Great Wall Motors of China unveiled their cheapest electric car under the sub-brand ORA at Shanghai Motor Show held in April 2019. This five-door car is built on the ME platform gives you a maximum cruising range of 351 kilometers which is quite amazing for a 35 kW motor car. As the name indicates OPEN, RELIABLE and ALTERNATIVE is what ORA stands for holds the exceptional qualities of all its vehicles. Great Wall is also planning a launch of ORA R1 in India at the Auto Expo in accordance with spreading the tradition of shifting from fossil fuel-powered cars to environment-friendly electricity-powered cars. It will have a cheap price in India too and its demand is expected to be high already as India is planning to become the third-largest EV market by 2021. Great Wall has already sold 41,676 units of ORA for 2019 in China showing a good sales market in China while ORA R1 delivers you an amazing driving experience with its network of ORA homes, consisting of smart outlets and experienced centers throughout China replacing the traditional dealership sales. It has been inspired by Tesla Model 3 thus we can see many similarities between both of these cars. Let’s discuss the features and specs of ORA R1 in detail.
Powertrain, transmission & power:
Great Wall ORA R1 gets its power from a 35-kilowatt electric motor producing maximum power of 47 hp and torque of 125 Nm. The electric motor is paired with a 33 kWh lithium-ion battery that delivers power to the motor and takes ten hours to fully charge the battery through an onboard charger whose charger port is located in the center front of the car while a fast-charging station can charge the battery to eighty percent in forty minutes.
Performance & Driving:
It gives you a top speed of 102 kilometers per hour and has the capacity to sprint from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 17.1 seconds. This electric vehicle with quick acceleration gives you a driving range of 219 miles which is quite efficient while its six-speed automatic transmission changes throttle smoothly giving enough power to run the front wheels efficiently to give you a front-wheel driving feature. Ventilated disc axles on front and drum axles on rear brakes are up to date to provide you with a braking system to apply brakes smoothly and deliver you an amazing driving experience with its precise steering control and agile handling.
Exterior design and features:
Great Wall ORA R1 is available in five vibrant exterior colors that include cadet blue with titanium, titanium white, glitter black, sky blue, and titanium white combined with glitter black. This boutique-styled car has sleek and tiny looks with a total length of 3495 millimeters only and a width of 1660 millimeters. Its front end is boxy with high beam LED circular headlights given with daytime running lights and its rear end is also designed with a minibus curvature featuring equally attractive tail lights designed in ring form to enlighten your pathways. The C pillars and sidelines of ORA R1 are similar to china’s smart for our smart car having fifteen inches aluminum-alloy wheels.
Interior Design & Features:
The interior end of ORA R1 is simple and elegant having sleekly designed extension lines. It has a four-seat layout with fabric-covered seats and giving seating capacity for four passengers while its trunk can carry sufficient luggage of daily belongings.
A three-spoke steering wheel looks really decent while a nine inches display screen floats on the central console easily connected with your mobile phones and provides you entertainment along with information related to real-time traffic, navigation, and weather queries. The ORA R1 Goddess package can give you more facilities like remotely starting air conditioning, reserve charging, locking or unlocking doors, and authorization sharing of vehicles. The cabin is equipped with cloud voice control, Bluetooth connectivity, uphill assistance, voice recognition, electronic handbrake, six airbags, a body Stabilization system, and a smart front view system.
Great Wall ORA R1 competes with BAIC EC200, Changan Benni EV260, Sitech DEV1, Tesla Model 3, Tata Altroz, and Hyundai Elite i20.
Great Wall R1 is priced from 114,800 yuan to 137,800 yuan and its price is reduced to such a good amount after subsidy and now available from 61,800 yuan starting price to 75,800 yuan while the price of ORA R1 in India will be priced around 7 lacs Indian rupees which is still very economical for such an environment-friendly long-range electric vehicle.