Meet the Munro – ‘the world’s most capable all-electric 4×4’

Gareth Herincx

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Munro Mk_1 electric 4x4

Scotland’s only volume production car company has unveiled its first vehicle – the Munro Mk_1.

Designed, engineered, and built in Britain, Munro Vehicles claims it’s “the world’s most capable all-electric 4×4”.

The first light vehicle to enter production in Scotland in more than four decades (the last was the Talbot Sunbeam, produced in Linwood, Renfrewshire, until the plant closed in 1981) it will be priced from £49,995 (exc VAT) and deliveries will commence in 2023.

The Munro Mk_1 combines a 280kW electric powertrain to ensure zero tailpipe emissions, with a proven, robust, simple-to-maintain mechanical driveline that delivers uncompromised off-road ability.

Munro Mk_1 electric 4x4

Munro Vehicles say it will be an ideal choice for those seeking to minimise their environmental footprint in numerous sectors including construction, agriculture, mining, environmental, emergency rescue, remote infrastructure maintenance, and recreation without compromising on performance or capability.

It will be offered with 295bhp and 375bhp electric motor options, as well as 61kWh and 81kWh batteries, delivering a range of up 190 miles (allowing it to operate off-road for up to 16 hours on a single battery charge.

The more powerful motor will give a claimed 0-62mph time of 4.9 seconds, while top speed is limited to 80mph.

Off-roaders will approve because the Munro Mk_1 has an impressive 480mm of ground clearance, an 84 degree approach angle, 51 degree departure angle and 31.6 degree ramp-over angle, plus an 800mm wading depth.

Classed as a commercial vehicle, the Mk1 has a 1000kg payload and it can tow a braked trailer of up to 3500kg.

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