New British brand Ineos has confirmed introductory prices and specifications for its off-road-ready Grenadier 4×4.
Orders can be placed from May 18, with prices for the Grenadier starting at £49,000.
That buys the “no nonsense workhorse” two-seat Utility Wagon, but Ineos also offers a five-seat Station Wagon in several trim levels.
A dedicated off-roader
Inspired by the original Land Rover Defender, all versions of the Ineos Grenadier feature a ladder frame, permanent four-wheel drive and lockable differentials.
The engines consist of 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-sixes supplied by BMW, with buyers able to choose between petrol and diesel at no extra cost. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, along with an up-and-down transfer case for when the going gets really tough.
The £49,000 utility wagon is classed as a utility vehicle, with a load partition to allow maximum payload capacity. Equipment includes Recaro seats, LED headlights and an off-road navigation system.
The five-seater Grenadier Station Wagon costs from £52,000. Like the Utility Wagon, it has a 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, plus DAB radio.
Premium Belstaff editions
Ineos will offer two higher-performance versions of the Station Wagon, each priced at £59,000. Both are collaborations with outdoor clothing manufacturer, Belstaff.
The Grenadier Trialmaster edition is named after the Belstaff Trialmaster jacket and is designed for extreme off-road action. A raised air intake, BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, front and rear locking differentials and a compass with altimeter are included.
For the opulent Grenadier Fieldmaster Edition (also named after a jacket), Ineos adds 17-inch alloy wheels, safari windows, leather upholstery and heated front seats.
A British car built in France
The grenadiers will be produced at the Ineos Automotive factory in Hambach, France. The company had previously abandoned plans for a factory in Wales.
More than 1.1 million kilometers of testing were carried out in the development of the Grenadier, and a five-year unlimited-mileage warranty will be standard. A UK-based customer service center has also been opened by Ineos.
The inspiration for the Grendier’s name came from Ineos chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe. It was at the Grenadier pub in Belgravia that the idea of the 4×4 was first created and announced.
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