There’s a new British 4×4 maker – and its cars are all-electric. The Munro Mk1 is being built in Scotland, with first deliveries later this year. Designed with mining, construction and utility industries in mind, as well as private buyers, the 4×4 has space for five people – and a huge one-tonne payload.

The Mk1 has a kerbweight of 2500kg, giving an 85% match figure of 2125kg. That’s well within the towing capacity of 2500-3500kg, depending on the exact specification.

“Peak torque of 700Nm is available up to 50mph, which ensures excellent response off-road,” says Munro’s head of powertrain, Ross Anderson. “It also means the Munro can effortlessly tow a braked trailer weight of up to 3500kg.”

Prices start from £49,995 (£59,994 inc VAT for private buyers) for a basic Utility model. There will also be higher-spec Range and Performance models. Buyers have a choice of two power outputs (295hp and 375hp) and two batteries (61kWh and 82kWh). However, even with the larger battery, the range is fairly short, at 190 miles in optimal conditions.

Unusually, Munro also quotes a range while towing of up to 85.5 miles. Although it’s been designed primarily for commercial use, we’d be fascinated to put the Munro to the test.

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  • Price: From £49,995
  • Kerbweight: 2500kg
  • 85% match: 2125kg
  • Max towing weight: 2500kg-3500kg

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