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Its a quirky naming which may well not travel to Europe, but the car has a very good chance. The Great Wall Ora "Good cat" EV
Great Wall Ora Good Cat
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It certainly looks better coordinated than its sister above and I think it will do well although they may change the name to something more suited to the western markets. So are there any cats they might use which haven't already been used? How about a Manx or a Leopard? :-D

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The Ora "Punk Cat" , I do hope makes it to production in spite of VW's faux protestations and in reality how likely is VW likely of winning a legal battle in China? yes Zero. I hope it makes it into Europe too.
The Ora Punk Cat had its name chosen in an internet consultation. There were six name options: elf cat, punk cat, noble cat, Persian cat, royal cat, and big orange cat. Of the four vehicles Ora currently sells, three are named after cats: Good Cat, White Cat, and Black Cat. Auto Shanghai 2021 brought another one apart from the Punk Cat: the Lightning Cat, a smaller Panamera when it comes to design.
Another Chinese Car with an odd name the Wuhling Hongguang Mini EV Cabriolet will arrive in Europe with the name


More please.....as well as being boring and conservative with new EV designs, Legacy auto's names are equally unimaginative. VW's ID3 ID4 etc BMW's i3, iX etc, Stellantis just clagging an e on existing names, Jaguar perversely calling their ICE the e-pace, and their Electric the i-pace.

Anyway, back to interiors, from the French not sure if it was standard trim or an add on accessory, but modern car "cockpit" designers should be thankful the in-car cassette player has been superseded, as built-in in tape storage would have curtailed some of the huge cross cabin screens.
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
24 Apr 2021, 09:52
The Ora "Punk Cat" , I do hope makes it to production in spite of VW's faux protestations and in reality how likely is VW likely of winning a legal battle in China? yes Zero. I hope it makes it into Europe too.
The Ora Punk Cat had its name chosen in an internet consultation. There were six name options: elf cat, punk cat, noble cat, Persian cat, royal cat, and big orange cat. Of the four vehicles Ora currently sells, three are named after cats: Good Cat, White Cat, and Black Cat. Auto Shanghai 2021 brought another one apart from the Punk Cat: the Lightning Cat, a smaller Panamera when it comes to design.


I'm saddened they didn't consider calling it 'The Bagpuss', or maybe 'The Lion-O' or 'The Cheetara'. Maybe one of the other manufacturer's might like to use my idea ? :lol:

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I wonder if Rita Ora will sue them like the French girl tried to sue Renault with the Zoe.

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What about the Kia-Ora, while on the subject of oranges ?
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Funny you should mention that Chris, SWMBO is not a British native and I'm sure I have mentioned her heritage before, as a result of that heritage we have a charming capping to our shed gable:
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mickthemaverick wrote:
24 Apr 2021, 12:07
Funny you should mention that Chris, SWMBO is not a British native and I'm sure I have mentioned her heritage before, as a result of that heritage we have a charming capping to our shed gable:

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Who knows what it actually means? :-D
Looks like its something you may raise a Glass to Mick...

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Are you sure you haven't already raised a glass or two Neil? :-D Odd that it is the right way up in the original post yet got twisted in your quote before you corrected it!!
Interestingly I'm advised by SWMBO that the true meaning is nothing to do with alcohol!! :)

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Kia-Ora was an orange drink in a small carton (with a straw), sold in virtually every British cinema from at least the 1950s - usually from a lady with a tray of snacks . . . and a torch.

Rumour has it there was a division of the AA who also patrolled cinema auditoria.
Also armed with a torch, they would cast a watching eye over back row couples, with the moral reprimand
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I've revived the "Car names what are the best/worst" thread with a Rudyard Kipling cat name.

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 68#p683368

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white exec wrote:
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Kia-Ora was an orange drink in a small carton (with a straw), sold in virtually every British cinema from at least the 1950s - usually from a lady with a tray of snacks . . . and a torch.
That is where I first came across it Chris, I remember it well. There used to be Kia-Ora signs all over the snack bars at football grounds too but that has no bearing on its original meaning. I have been reliably informed (and lets face it who am I to argue? :-D ) that it is an original Maori phrase meaning Hello and Welcome. It is what they say as they greet newcomers to their homes or meet friends in the street!! Hence the reason for fitting it to the gable which faces our garden door to greet visitors as they go out into the garden! - Everyday's a schoolday!! :)

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I remember it was of Maori origin but couldn't remember so looked it up.

Kia ora (Māori: [kia ɔɾa], approximated in English as / ˌkiːə ˈɔːrə / KEE-ə OR-ə) is a Māori-language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It translates literally as "have life" or "be healthy", and is used as an informal greeting equivalent to " hi " or " hello ", or an expression of thanks similar to " cheers ".

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Gibbo2286 wrote:
24 Apr 2021, 13:47
I remember it was of Maori origin but couldn't remember so looked it up.

Kia ora (Māori: [kia ɔɾa], approximated in English as / ˌkiːə ˈɔːrə / KEE-ə OR-ə) is a Māori-language greeting which has entered New Zealand English. It translates literally as "have life" or "be healthy", and is used as an informal greeting equivalent to " hi " or " hello ", or an expression of thanks similar to " cheers ".
That means she knows what she was talking about, that'll cost me a beer!! :-D

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Well well, what you learn in this forum :D Loved the back-story to Kia Ora...

I hated the stuff to be honest... Too sweet and sickly for my taste...