Right-hand drive Ora Good Cat now in Malaysia- Launching soon?
Several right-hand drive units of the Ora Good Cat electric car (CBU from China) are now in Malaysia, suggesting a rather possible launch in the near future.
Available for viewing at Go Auto’s showroom in Glenmarie, this might just be the cheapest EV one can own in Malaysia. All units shown in these images are Thai-spec, but CBU from China, as the Rayong plant in Thailand has not yet started producing the Ora Good Cat.
Previously, we have had the chance of seeing the Ora Good Cat up close at KLCC “Tindakan Pembangunan Bumiputera” event, albeit in a left-hand-drive version that was made for the Chinese market (LHD, CBU from China, and equipped with a GB/T-type electric socket).
The right-hand drive Ora Good Cat is Thai-specced, where it is sold in three variants – 400km Tech, 400km Pro, and 500km Ultra. Go Auto Sdn Bhd has said that there are plans for making CKD Ora Good Cats in Malaysia.
|Variant||Price (Thai)||RM (direct conversion)|
|400 km Tech||989,000 baht||RM123,103|
|400 km Pro||1.059 million baht||RM131,795|
|500 km Ultra||1.199 million baht||RM149,174|
We’ve asked Go Auto representatives (during the earlier event in KLCC) regarding the variants that will be offered in Malaysia, and they told us that only the 500-km variant will be sold. We do not know whether the answer still stands true today.
According to representatives from Go Auto Sdn Bhd , the Ora Good Cat is expected to sell in Malaysia at a price ranging between RM 130,000 to RM 160,000.
So, the Ora Good Cat is a 145 PS/210 Nm electric car that has recently been launched in Thailand in three variants starting from 989,000 baht (RM123,103).
In Thailand, the variant names are self-explanatory enough, stating the 400-km and 500-km range of the respective variants. The 400 km variants get a 47.8-kWh battery pack while the 500-km variant gets a 63.1-kWh battery pack.
Over in Thailand, the Ora Good Cat comes with a 5-year/150,000-km warranty and an 8-year EV battery warranty.
Reported many times over, the Ora Good Cat does have some Porsche connection, thanks to the fact that former Porsche designer Emanuel Derta was in charge of designing the Ora Good Cat.
Despite the adorable looks, the Ora Good Cat is not an Axia-sized car. Instead, it is closer to the size of a Honda HR-V. Or if we’re talking EVs only, this is pretty close to a Hyundai Kona Electric.
|Ora Good Cat||Honda HR-V|
|Length||4,235 mm||4,334 mm|
|Width||1,825 mm||1,772 mm|
|Height||1,596 mm||1,605 mm|
On the inside, the Ora Good Cat gets a futuristic-looking cabin with funky-coloured upholstery, a panoramic roof and a large 17.25-inch digital display spanning half-way across the dashboard (10.25-inch infotainment screen & 7-inch digital cluster)
An interesting feature on the inside is an infra red sensor that detects if the driver is not paying attention and warns the driver.
Specifications-wise, the Ora Good Cat actually offers a decent amount of performance and a decent charging speed.
Ora Good Cat
(400km Tech, Pro)
Ora Good Cat
|Max. Power Output||143 PS||143 PS|
|Max. Torque||210 Nm||210 Nm|
|Battery Capacity||47.788 kWh||63.139 kWh|
|Range (NEDC)||400 km||500 km|
|AC Charging||6.6 kW||6.6 kW|
AC Charging time|
|8 hours||10 hours|
|DC Fast Charging||60 kW||60 kW|
DC Fast Charging time|
|32 min||40 min|
DC Fast Charging time|
|46 min||60 min|
The Ora Good Cat also gets a full suite of ADAS, just to top things off.
With Porsche-like looks and pretty decent specifications, this might just be the perfect “budget” EV for Malaysians.
Previously only seen in left-hand drive guise, seeing a right-hand drive version of the Ora Good Cat certainly makes us a little more optimistic on the possibility of its launch in Malaysia.