• ORA has announced pricing and specification details this week for its highly anticipated ‘Funky Cat’ model, which will enter the UK market later this year as a ‘First Edition’ series.

    In the lead up to launch later this year, ORA are working to establish a nationwide network of retailers that will scale up as the brand grows. While there will be a big focus on physical retailers, ORA products will also be available to purchase through the ‘ORA Online’ sales platform, which is planned to launch in August. This hybrid approach will provide the ideal blend of physical and digital space to satisfy a broad range of customer requirements.

    As a highly specified launch vehicle, the Funky Cat First Edition will start with a price of £30,495 (after PiCG), available with a 48kWh battery offering a WLTP range of 193 miles.

    The vehicle will be backed by a very comprehensive 5-year vehicle, unlimited mileage warranty with cover on the battery for 8-years or 100,000 miles. Service intervals are in-line with best-in-class competitors, scheduled every 2 years or 18,000 miles, whichever comes first.

    Customers wishing to express their interest in Funky Cat can register via the GWM ORA UK website. ORA has already taken over 6,000 registrations of interest for the Funky Cat, with sales planned to start in Autumn this year. Customers can expect first deliveries to take place shortly after.


  • Land Rover has revealed the New Defender 130, joining the Defender 90 and Defender 110, featuring an extended body for greater interior space and available with space for up to eight adults on board across three rows of full-size seating.

    The Defender silhouette has been extended by 340mm and is available in HSE, X-Dynamic SE, X-Dynamic HSE and X specifications, in addition to a First Edition. The First Edition is available in three combinations carefully curated by the designers, each one featuring a distinct colour and design theme.

    The Defender 130 is available with a powerful and efficient choice of electrified powertrains, including the P300 and P400 mild-hybrid Ingenium six-cylinder petrols, and the D300 Ingenium six-cylinder diesel.

    The New Defender 130 is available to order now, with prices starting at £73,895 (OTR).