Munro is arguably the only high-volume car manufacturer in Scotland founded in 2019. The aim is to create off-road vehicles that can stand the test of time like the Land Rover Defender.
Munro’s mission is to reduce carbon emissions for construction, agriculture and mining work, which is why Munro’s first 4×4 off-road car is fully electric.
Called the Munro Mk1, this off-roader is claimed to be used in all terrain and can operate up to 16 hours on a single charge. Although technical specifications are still being kept under wraps by Munro, the Mk1 is likely to accommodate up to five passengers while accommodating a payload of 1000 kg and a towing capacity of 3500 kg.
Munro’s website also outlines the specifications of the Munro Mk1 Launch Edition which it claims delivers up to 280 kW of power and 700 Nm of peak torque, all-wheel drive, steel chassis, 80.1 kWh battery and 100 kW of charging.
Munro himself will build the first 50 examples of the Mk1 model in 2023 before moving on to a dedicated facility built near Glasgow the following year.
At this dedicated facility, production of the Mk1 will be 250 vehicles per year with plans to deliver 2,500 annually by 2027.