Published on July 5th, 2022 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Great Wall Motor And The Ora Cat EV Is In Malaysia
Great Wall Motor Malaysia Subsidiary Officially Opens
For months there have been speculation about the arrival of Great Wall Motor China in Malaysia. It first started with the ‘sighting’ of the Ora Good Car electric car in Port Klang.
Then came the news of the launch of the Ora Good Cat before 2022 Christmas and the suggested selling price of RM138k.
Soon after there was news of Great Wall Motor having a full running management office in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and their huge investment in Malaysia to have a line-up of electric cars and more in the coming year.
Meanwhile, in case you were wondering, the Ora Good Cat is a front wheel drive electric vehicle with a 105kW electric motor.
This 1510kg vehicle manages a 210Nm of torque which allows an acceleration time from rest to 100km/h in 8.0 seconds and a top speed of 150km/h which should be avoided as our highways allow a maximum legal top speed of just 110km/h. The Lithium Ion battery capacity is 47.8 kWh.
After Thailand, Great Wall Motor has now established its Malaysian subsidiary and made its debut under the brand as GWM (Great Wall Motor).
Great Wall Motor Sales Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd, dedicated to carrying out all-round marketing implementation in the Malaysia market. Themed “Go With Malaysia” to showcase the GWM brand, the grand opening ceremony was held at Menara Binjai in Kuala Lumpur.
Zhang Jiaming, President of Great Wall Motor ASEAN Region, delivered a video speech. Present at the event was Cui Anqi, the Managing Director of Great Wall Motors Malaysia, who delivered a speech live, together with the representatives of the Chinese Embassy in Malaysia.
Great Wall Motor Co., Ltd. is a global intelligent technology company and the largest SUV and pickup manufacturer in China. Its primary focus is intelligent and sustainable mobility for users around the world. Great Wall Motor has a total of six car brands, namely Haval, Wey, Ora, Tank, Great Wall Pickup and Saloon to produce sedans, SUVs, pickups, and new energy vehicles.
Today, Great Wall Motor has over 5,000 outlets all across China. It also owns more than 700 overseas sales networks, all of which have achieved remarkable results. As of the end of 2021, Great Wall Motor has sold more than 11 million vehicles worldwide, and more than 1 million vehicles for six consecutive years. That being said, the market still has incredible potential and demand for the brand.
Zhang Jiaming, President of Great Wall Motor (ASEAN region), also further revealed that the Malaysian market will be developed according to the ASEAN new energy strategy, adhering to the core value delivery of new energy, new intelligence and new experience, and to be customer-centric, and fully combine local experience to launch a variety of new energy power, and accelerate Malaysia to gradually advance the transition from EEV to XEV.
“We will continue to deepen the Malaysian market by increasing investment in the country by carrying out localized assembly through cooperation with Go Auto Group”, said Mr. Cui Anqi, Managing Director of Great Wall Motor Malaysia.
He has also pointed out that to establish a high-quality dealer network, establishing a strong network layout in core areas, and the quality of network operations will be prioritized to create a unique consumer experience for Malaysians.
In terms of after-sales service, Great Wall Motor will also set up a spare parts center in Malaysia that is accompanied by a technical service team. The customer service center, which operates around the clock, is designed to offer end-to- end service to Malaysian consumers for complete peace of mind.
At today’s press conference, the Ora Good Cat also officially made its debut. Its exquisite exterior appearance and attractive colour options are tipped to lead the new trend in the automotive industry.
Great Wall Motor Malaysia’s website was launched simultaneously, giving Malaysians a new platform to learn more about the brand. In the site, Great Wall Motor’s brand concept of smart living and future innovations will be showcased. We will continue to update our website features with the launch of our first model.
Looking ahead, Great Wall Motor will plant its roots in Malaysia and introduce its range of retro fashion cars, urban SUVs, off-road SUVs, pickups and more to meet the demands of the market while promoting the iterative upgrade of automobile consumption.
The organization will recruit the abundant local professionals in Malaysia and dedicate itself to cultivating their talents, promoting economic development and enabling Malaysia and GWM to empower each other and develop in a symbiotic manner.