- The Great Wall Motors, the China’s largest SUV maker, has recently announced its India entry with Haval and ORA brands
- Ora R1 will also come equipped with artificial intelligence feature along with connectivity feature
The Indian automobile industry is making an impending shift away from internal combustion engine (ICE) to electric vehicles. The Great Wall Motors, the China’s largest SUV maker, has recently announced its entrance in India with its Haval and ORA brands. The Great Wall Motors will showcase both of its brands at the upcoming Auto Expo 2020.
Great Wall Motors (GWM) is also China’s largest pickup manufacturer and it owns four brands which include Haval, Wey, Ora and Great Wall Pickup. GWM is based in Baoding Hebei, around 150km south of Beijing, and is currently looking for a suitable location to set up a manufacturing plant in India. News reports suggest that GWM is likely to acquire General Motors’ manufacturing facility in Maharashtra.
Here are some interesting features of Ore R1 electric car:
-Ora R1 electric car gives a maximum mileage of 351 km through its 35 kilowatt motor on single charge. Great Wall Motors sells three EVs under ORA brand – R1, R2 and iQ.
-Ora R1 will also come equipped with artificial intelligence feature along with connectivity feature. The owner can wake up the car by saying, “Hello, Ora”
-The top speed the car will be around 100 kmph.
-The company will provide free servicing for three years or 1.20 lakh kilometers and eight years or 1.50 lakh kilometers.
Ora R1 electric car. Photo: Twitter
-The expected price of the car in India will be at $8,680 to $11,293 which translates to ₹6.23 lakh to 8 lakh.
-To compete in the Indian SUV segment, GWM will showcase Haval H6.