TThey 2023 Aura Next Cat An electric car has been revealed for Europe, expected to rival the likes of Tesla’s Model 3 sedan.
Although parent company GWM has yet to confirm the model for Australia, it is possible that it could launch here next year or in 2024, in line with the firm’s extensive plans to launch more than 50 energy-efficient vehicles by 2025. As part of the plan – which includes Aura Good Cat next year. .
The Aura Next Cat, which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show today but is known as the Lightning Cat in China, uses an 89kWh lithium battery to propel it from 0-100km/h in a claimed 4.3 seconds. Capable of producing 300kW/680Nm.
GWM also claims a driving range of 430 km with a 0-80 percent charge time of 55 minutes, and the sedan comes with all-wheel drive and 19-inch wheels.
As standard, the European model is also found; A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 12.3-inch central screen, 11-speaker immersive sound system, 360-degree view camera, remote control via the GWM Aura app, heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof and a kickstart powered tailgate.
The weight of this car is 2200 kg, and its wheelbase is 2780 mm. It is 4871mm long, 1862mm wide and 1500mm tall.
GWM Ora is the company’s dedicated EV marque, launching alongside the GWM Tank which will focus on four-wheel drives, and established SUV brand GWM Haval – with GWM dedicated to utes in Australia.