Ora Funky Cat (2022 – present) | Expert rating


The Funky Cat is an all-electric sedan launched by Ora, a fledgling brand owned by Chinese auto giant Great Wall Motors.

Slightly smaller than the Volkswagen ID.3 but larger than the Mini electric hatchback, the Funky Cat is Ora’s first foray into the European market, which has received a rather mixed bag of reviews from the UK media since then. that it has become available to order in recent years. weeks of 2022.

Often described as “a great start,” some critics find it hard to look past its unusual name and dodgy infotainment, while others have singled out the Funky Cat as an interesting left-field pick that might tempt fans. buyers who generally opt for larger cars. brands.

parker‘s Alan Taylor-Jones concludes that the hatchback will appeal to those “more about style than sensibility”, pointing to the car’s smart styling which is hampered by its small trunk and the fact that it has less range than some smaller, cheaper electric city cars.

The car won’t initially come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, which disappointed some outlets, and several reviewers also commented that many of its similarly priced rivals are simply more entertaining on the road.

That said, Richard Ingram of Auto-Express adds that the Funky Cat “more than punches its weight on kit and cabin tech” – a conclusion reflected by the car’s impressive five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.

“The Funky Cat is different,” says The sun‘s Ron Gill, “but that doesn’t advance the game.” While Ora’s first entrant to the UK market is a capable hatchback, it does little to stand out in an increasingly crowded pack of electric family cars.

As of December 2022, the Ora Funky Cat has held a Expert rating of 57%, based on 12 reviews published by UK motoring media. However, this is still a new model, so the rating might go up or down a few points as more local reviews come out.

Funky Cat Highlights

  • Premium interior
  • Generous guarantee
  • Comes with many safety technologies as standard
  • Spacious cabin

awesome cat lowlights

  • Bad infotainment
  • Competitors offer better driving dynamics and performance
  • little boot
  • Constantly having to explain what it is…

Key specs

Body Style: Small five-door sedan
electric, battery-powered
From £32,590 on the road

Spear : Winter 2022/23
Last update: N / A
Replacement due: To be determined

Reviews, test drives and comparisons from all the UK motoring media. Click on one of the boxes to display.

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Independent crash test and safety ratings of EuroNCAP

Adult coverage: 92%
Child protection: 83%
Vulnerable road users: 74%
Safety help: 93%

The Ora Funky Cat received an impressive five-star safety rating after its Euro NCAP assessments in September 2022.

The sedan comes standard with adaptive cruise control with steering assist, traffic sign recognition and a driver monitoring system.

Eco rating

Independent Economy and Emissions Assessments Green NCAP

No eco-classification

As of December 2022, the Ora Funky Cat has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability Status

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

No reliability status

As of December 2022, we did not have enough reliability data on the Ora Funky Cat to generate a reliability rating.

Car Expert’s reliability information is provided to us exclusively using extended warranty data from our partner MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has enough data on the Funky Cat, we’ll post the score here.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Ora Funky Cat has received.


  • Electric Driving Rewards – Best urban electric car

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