The Munro Mk_1, Scotland’s sole mass-production automobile firm, has made its debut.
“The world’s most capable all-electric 4×4,” according to Munro Vehicles, is designed, engineered, and constructed in Britain.
Priced at £49,995 (incl VAT), it will be the first light vehicle to be produced in Scotland in over 40 years (the last being the Talbot Sunbeam, which was made in Linwood, Renfrewshire, until the facility closed in 1981). Delivery will start in 2023.
The Munro Mk_1 has an uncompromising off-road capabilities thanks to a mechanical driveline that is reliable, strong, and easy to maintain, and a 280kW electric powertrain that guarantees zero tailpipe emissions.
According to Munro Vehicles, it will be the best option for people looking to reduce their environmental impact without sacrificing functionality or performance in a variety of industries, such as mining, construction, emergency rescue, agriculture, and remote infrastructure maintenance.
It will have a range of up to 190 miles (enough to enable it to run off-road for up to 16 hours on a single battery charge) and be available with two electric motor options of 295 horsepower and 375 horsepower in addition to 61kWh and 81kWh batteries.
The more potent powertrain is said to reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, with a maximum speed restriction of 80 mph.
The Munro Mk_1 boasts an excellent 480mm ground clearance, 84 degree approach angle, 51 degree departure angle, 31.6 degree ramp-over angle, and 800mm wading depth, which will appeal to off-road enthusiasts.
The Mk1 is categorized as a commercial vehicle and has a 1000 kg payload capacity. It can also pull a 3500 kg braked trailer.