Designer interview: Ross Compton, head of design, Munro Vehicles

Munro MK_1 HERO

Car Design News caught up with Ross Compton, head of design at Scottish start-up Munro Vehicles, ahead of the launch of its new 4x4 EV

Scottish start-up Munro Vehicles is bringing a new utilitarian 4x4 EV to the market with 50 units set to be produced at its East Kilbride site in 2023. For the UK market the Munro MK_1 is aimed at the agriculture industry whilst the company is also targeting the North American market, focusing on utility companies, oil field operators, farmers, forestry businesses and mining firms.  

Car Design News spoke to Munro’s Head of Design, Ross Compton, about how the MK_1 has been designed to suit this utilitarian demographic. Compton was the former exterior designer at Bollinger Motors and previously worked at Atlis Motor Vehicles as the lead vehicle designer. 

Car Design News: What were your key goals for the MK_1?

Ross Compton: To create a true, no-nonsense work vehicle. We wanted to design a vehicle that can be seen as a piece of machinery, something that can be dependable and something that can tackle any challenge you may come across out in the wilderness, in the mines or on site.

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