Linders is Ireland’s first GWM Ora dealer

Linders Motor Group has been named Ireland’s first official dealership for Great Wall Motors (GWM) Ora.

Linders’ showroom on the Naas Road in Dublin 7 will be the first in the country to showcase GMW’s Ora Funky Cat electric hatchback.

From left: Kevin Hilliard, Brand Director GWM Ora Ireland; Pat Ryan, Managing Director ORA Ireland; and Paul Linders, Managing Director Linders Motor Group.

The dealer will offer the Funky Cat in two grades – the 300 Pro with a range of 310km and 48kWh power source and the 400 Pro+ with a 420km range from its 63kWh battery.

Standard features on both models include facial recognition, voice recognition, 360-degree cameras and adaptive cruise control.

Seven different colours are available, and you can also choose the interior and roof colour.

Pricing for the quirky hatchback starts at €31,995.

The Ora Funky Cat this week also won Euro NCAP’s best-in-class 2022 award in the Small Family Car category, due to being “exceptionally well equipped”.

Pat Ryan, managing director of GWM Ora Ireland said: “We are very excited to welcome Linder’s Motor Group into the Ora family in Ireland. As a new brand launching in the Irish market it is imperative that we partner with the right businesses.

“Linder’s Motor Group has a reputation for expert knowledge in the automotive industry and I am confident they are best placed to help us deliver a premium EV ownership experience to Irish customers.”

China’s Great Wall Motors is also in the process of recruiting more Ora retailers throughout the Republic of Ireland with showroom space to accommodate a seven-vehicle line-up.