Snapshot

  • Shares a striking resemblance to Bollinger EV
  • 220kW and 280kW versions available
  • Impressive off-road figures

Munro Vehicles, a Scottish-based EV outfit, has unveiled a five-seat 4×4 dubbed the Munro MK_1 that’s set to electrify the 4×4 segment.

Sharing an uncanny resemblance to the electrified Bollinger EV vehicles, the Munro MK_1 has been developed with two powertrain options delivering either 220kW (295hp) or 280kW (375hp). Both utilise a full-time 4×4 system, connected to a two-speed transfer case with a locking diff.

The 220kW/600Nm version pairs the electric motor with a 61.2kWh battery, giving it an optimal driving range of 227 kilometres. The more powerful 280kW/700Nm electric motor is paired with an 82.4kWh battery, to give it an extended driving range of 306km.

Munro Vehicles says the battery pack is guaranteed to deliver 80 per cent of its original capacity for at least eight years or 100,000 miles (160,000km).

Currently in a “small production phase” of development, the vehicle has impressive approach and departure angles of 84 and 51 degrees respectively, and ground clearance is 480 millimetres. Steel wheels live inside all-terrain rubber, and the MK_1 is coil-sprung.

Upol Raptor Paint protection comes as standard with the MK_1, providing protection against knocks and scrapes when trailblazing tracks in pursuit of forgotten campsites.

A similar approach was taken on the inside, with emphasis clearly placed on durability, practicality and surviving the rigours of off-roading. To this end, the front dash comprises easily replaceable waterproof buttons, there are drain holes in the floor, and the cabin can be housed out, as can the G4 seat coverings.

Other interior gear includes full LED lighting, countless storage cavities and power supplies, two USB-C ports, a small touchscreen with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and Carling Tech switchgear.

The cavernous cargo area measures 1028mm in length (at the floor) by 1076mm in height, and has 1166mm between the wheel arches, so it’s large enough to squeeze in a Euro pallet. It has up to 1600 litres of stowage capacity. A plywood floor in the rear cargo adds an increased level of durability, while multi-point tie-down points can secure larger loads.

The vehicle itself has a 1000 kilogram payload capacity, a maximum towing capacity of 2500kg, and a kerb weight of 2500kg.

The EV comes with a five year/100,000 mile (160,000km) vehicle warranty and has a price tag of around £75,000 (approx. AU$120,000).

A purpose-built facility in Scotland will be used from 2024, to ramp up production to 2500 vehicles per year by 2027. However, there’s no word yet of an Australian arrival.

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