Scottish off-road vehicle manufacturer, Munro, reveals a utilitarian truck with all-electric power
Munro Vehicles has unveiled its second model – a pick-up version of the Munro MK1. The eye-catching, blocky EV is designed to mix off-road ability and practicality for customers operating in ‘ultra-challenging environments’.
With a starting price tag for the pick-up of £49,995 (excluding VAT), Munro says it has already taken more than 200 orders, accounting for planned production until 2025.
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In terms of design, it’s the same upright proportions as the Munro MK1, with a rear pick up bed. That bed can accommodate a 1,050kg payload and there’s a towing capacity of up to 3,500kg. Three trim levels will be available, entry-level Utility, mid-level Range and top-spec Performance. We expect the Range to cost around the same as the equivalent version of the MK1 truck, which is £59,995 (excluding VAT) and the Performance to cost £69,995 (excluding VAT).
Power comes courtesy of a 61.2kWh or 82.4kWh battery. The latter allows for 381bhp and 700Nm of torque to be sent to all four wheels, resulting in a sports car-rivalling 0-62mph time of 4.9 seconds. Munro claims the battery can be recharged from 15 to 80 per cent in 36 minutes thanks to 100kW charging capacity, while maximum range is said to stand at more than 190 miles.
Off-road ability shouldn’t differ to that of the MK1 truck, with a ground clearance of 480mm helping to provide impressive departure and approach angles of 84 and 51 degrees respectively.
Munro Vehicles CEO, Russell Peterson said,“The levels of positive feedback we have experienced from media and customers who have test driven the MK1 Truck has been unprecedented and the response to the new MK1 Pick-Up has been equally positive.”
Munro says it will build 50 vehicles this year before switching to a new purpose-built site near Glasgow in 2024. Production is expected to ramp up to 2,500 vehicles per year by 2027.
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