New Czech firm launches UK's first electric 4×4 for £50k

The Spartan 2.0’s kerb weight is 2350kg, while the load and towing capacities are 1025kg and 3000kg.

Suspension is by coil springs and an anti-roll bar at both the front and the rear.

MWM Spartan 2.0 interior

The car’s name belies an interior that is hard-wearing but competitively specified, featuring a pair of cloth-upholstered adjustable seats, a two-way adjustable steering wheel, electric windows, air conditioning, a digital instrument display and an infotainment touchscreen.

MWM general manager Lukás Metelka told Autocar: “We haven’t taken away any of the 4×4 capabilities, but this car provides much more than just a rough 4×4 experience. It’s really very comfortable, not only in [rural] terrain but also on the road. The quality on the road isn’t compromised. It’s comparable to any other car that you will see on a highway.

“If you’re somebody who is taking care of parks or nature, you really need to think about what you’re doing to animals and surroundings. So you need an EV, because it’s quiet, it’s less polluting and so on.”

MWM UK sales manager Rosh Mendis added: “If you’re looking for a luxury SUV, this isn’t the vehicle for you. This is a functional, practical, utilitarian vehicle. But it has the modern comfort of a modernday car – and it’s fully electric.”

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