New Zealand's cheapest new EV (again): GWM Ora drops $5k in price

David Linklater
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Another $5k off Ora makes it the cheapest new BEV you can buy.

Another $5k off Ora makes it the cheapest new BEV you can buy.

And the tit-for-tat price war among entry-level battery electric vehicles continues. GWM has dropped the price of its entry-level Ora hatch models by $5000, meaning the 48kWh Standard Range is now $42,990 and the 63kWh Extended Range $47,990.

MG4 and Ora have been vying for status as NZ's most affordable BEV.

When Ora was launched earlier this year it became the cheapest brand-new BEV you could in New Zealand. That status was usurped by the MG4, which opened at $46,990 - $1k less than the Ora.

So GWM's latest price cut restores the Ora's position as the NZ-market BEV-bargain, and by some margin. With the full Clean Car Discount applied, the real-world price is $35,975 for the Standard Range and $40,975 for the Extended range.

Prices for the luxury-focused Ora Ultra and sportier Ora GT remain unchanged at $55,990 and $58,990 respectively. Both still also qualify for the full Clean Car Discount.

To keep up with the ever-changing BEV market and get full details on every BEV you can buy, listed by price so you choose the one that best suits your budget and lifestyle, check out DRIVEN Car Guide's Ultimate BEV Guide here.

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