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The Munro SUV was born in the Scottish Highlands and is coming to the USA


You by no means know what you will discover on a visit into the wilderness, together with concepts.

The Munro Mk_1 SUV is ready to be the primary automobile produced in Scotland because the Eighties.

The complete-size truck unveiled in Glasgow on Monday is an all-electric 4×4 that will probably be exported to america subsequent 12 months.

Firm CEO Russell Peterson stated it was impressed by an off-road tour he took with firm co-founder Ross Anderson in 2019.

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The Munro Mk_1 is an all-electric SUV.
(Munro Automobiles)

“The off-roader we had been driving by the Highlands was combustion-engined, and it was actually struggling on the steep climbs. So, we had been musing how significantly better it might be with an electrical motor,” he stated.

The Mk_1 was designed primarily for commercial and extreme off-road use.

The Mk_1 was designed primarily for business and excessive off-road use.
(Munro Automobiles)

“On the return journey, we stopped at a café in Braemar, the place a financial institution of 50kW speedy chargers had been sitting empty and unused. Parked up close by was a big group of combustion-engined safari journey 4x4s of a sort which can be not manufactured and must get replaced ultimately.  It dawned on us that there was a spot out there for an electric-powered, four-wheel-drive, utilitarian workhorse. We envisioned a automobile with final, go-anywhere, off-road capacity, unrestricted by road-derived underpinnings that restrict the all-terrain capacity of automobiles such because the 4×4 pickup vehicles which have come to dominate the market.”

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The Mk_1 is being provided with the selection of both a 295 hp or 375 hp electrical motor that drives the wheels by a standard 4×4 system with some components sourced from the traditional Land Rover Defender, as an alternative of powering the wheels immediately like many EVs right this moment.

The Mk_1 has a range of up to 190 miles per charge.

The Mk_1 has a spread of as much as 190 miles per cost.
(Munro Automobiles)

The vehicles have been developed primarily as business and journey workhorses and are geared with a prime velocity of 80 mph, however the extra highly effective mannequin can speed up to 60 mph in lower than 5 seconds.

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The physique is designed to supply excessive method and departure angles and there’s 11.5 inches of floor clearance beneath the axles. Its payload and towing capacities are rated at 2,200 kilos and seven,700 kilos respectively.

The Mk_1 interior is sparsely appointed.

The Mk_1 inside is sparsely appointed.
(Munro Automobiles)

The Mk_1 will probably be out there with battery packs of 61kWh and 82kWh capacities, the bigger offering as much as 190 miles of driving per cost, which Munro estimates is nice for 16 hours of low velocity off-road operation in its meant use circumstances. It’s suitable with public DC fast-charging stations that may refill the battery to 80% in simply over a half-hour. Pricing within the U.Ok. begins on the equal of $60,000, whereas a loaded Founders Version mannequin lists for $88,000.

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Exports to the U.S. are scheduled to start subsequent 12 months at a but to be introduced worth. It’ll initially be offered below Class 3 truck with a sparsely appointed five-passenger inside, however an organization spokesperson stated {that a} gentle responsibility mannequin is in improvement.

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