Introduction: GWM Ora 03 Enters the Pakistani Market

GWM’s Ora 03 has made its way to Pakistan, following its remarkable success in global markets. Sazgar, Great Wall Motors’ venture partner, has launched the electric hatchback with a price tag of PKR 89.99 lac. Let’s explore what makes the Ora 03 stand out.

Unique Design Elements

The Ora 03 boasts a unique design that combines retro and futuristic elements. With smooth lines and a grille-less front fascia reminiscent of vintage VW Beetles, this car catches the eye. Designed by Emanuel Derta, who previously worked with Porsche, the Ora 03 shares some design cues with iconic Porsche models.

Size and Presence

Contrary to popular belief, the Ora 03 is not a small car. With dimensions similar to the Proton Saga, it falls within the C-segment category. Its 18-inch wheels add to its commanding presence on the road, surpassing many sedans in size.

Comfortable and Stylish Interior

Inside, the Ora 03 offers a comfortable and stylish environment. The dashboard features a minimalist design, complemented by chrome-effect switchgear and pleated trim. Dual 10.3-inch displays provide essential information and entertainment, while creature comforts like wireless charging and panoramic sunroof enhance the driving experience.

Prioritizing Safety

Safety is paramount in the Ora 03, with a host of advanced features including six airbags, ABS with EBD, and Lane Departure Warning. Boasting a 5-star Euro NCAP crash test score, this car prioritizes the well-being of its occupants.

Impressive Performance

Equipped with a 47.78 kWh LFP battery, the Ora 03 offers a driving range of up to 400 km per charge. Its 105 kW electric motor delivers impressive performance, with a top speed of 160 km per hour. Fast charging capabilities allow for quick replenishment, making it convenient for daily use.

GWM Ora 03 A New Electric Hatchback power and design
GWM Ora 03 A New Electric Hatchback power and design

Navigating Policy Constraints

Despite its capabilities, the Ora 03 faces limitations due to Pakistan’s electric vehicle policy. With regulations capping battery capacities at 50 kWh, manufacturers must navigate constraints while maintaining competitive pricing.

Targeting Affluent Consumers

Priced at PKR 89.99 lac, the Ora 03 may not be affordable for everyone. However, Sazgar’s strategy targets affluent consumers, aligning with their success in the SUV market. While not aimed at the middle class, the Ora 03 offers a compelling option for those seeking luxury and innovation.