• Simple Grenadier lineup confirmed with a wide range of customisation options 
  • Belstaff-inspired high-spec editions are configured with specific purposes in mind
  • Order books and full online configurator go live from 18 May
  • INEOS Grenadier to start at NZ$94,000

INEOS Automotive has announced that order books for its no-nonsense Grenadier 4X4 will open on 18 May. They say it will launch with a simple model line-up that is easy to configure with a wide range of options and accessories, to meet owners’ exact needs.

Depending on the market, the Grenadier is available as a two-seat and a five-seat Utility Wagon, and a five-seat Station Wagon. The Utility Wagon is for those needing a stripped-back 4X4, but still with the comfort and refinement expected of a modern vehicle. The two-seat model has a full-length flat floor capable of taking a Euro pallet. The Station Wagon has five seats, with the second row positioned further back than in the five-seat Utility variant, to offer the optimum balance between payload and rear passenger space.

2023 INEOS Grenadier: Award-winning BMW power

The Grenadier has been developed to be refined on the road and extraordinarily capable off-road. Reliable and durable engines and a proven transmission have been tuned and calibrated specifically for the Grenadier. Whatever its intended use, Grenadier owners need unquestionable reliability from the powertrain. So, INEOS Automotive hand-picked the best suppliers from the automotive industry and took
their quality components through an arduous testing regime of 1.8 million kilometres, in all climates, in all conditions, across all terrains.

The Grenadier is powered by a choice of two straight-six, 3.0-litre BMW engines. Both the BMW B57 diesel and B58 petrol powertrains have a proven track record, regularly appearing in top ten world’s best engine lists since 2016. They have been used in everything from sports cars to SUVs.

The carefully calibrated characteristics help the driver to confidently manage the vehicle’s momentum and grip without stressing the engine, ensuring full control when tackling tricky terrain. The refined turbo petrol engine produces 286PS (210kW) and 450Nm (332 lb ft) of torque, while the twin-turbo diesel generates 249PS (183kW) and 550Nm (406 lb ft), for even greater pulling power. Start/stop is built-in, increasing range and preserving air quality when the vehicle is stationary.

Enough room in the two-seat model for a full pallet

2023 INEOS Grenadier: Two-speed transfer case and permanent four-wheel drive

The Grenadier is offered exclusively with permanent four-wheel-drive to ensure reliable and instant traction on any surface. This level of traction is made possible thanks to a two-speed transfer case from industry leader, Tremec, alongside CV joints and propshafts from automotive specialist, Dana Spicer.

The durable, manually-operated two-speed transfer case has a built-in centre differential which is lockable in both high and low range.
Manufactured by Tremec, but designed by INEOS Automotive, it’s been tested in the harshest environments and its low-range ratio of 2.5:1 provides greater precision, control, and increased torque. Featuring an external oil cooling system, it’s been optimised to ensure smooth running and reliability in all conditions.

2022 INEOS Grenadier: Up to three differential locks for ultimate traction

As well as the centre locking differential in the transfer case, two optional electronically actuated diff locks are available, front and rear, with 100% mechanical engagement. The front and rear diff locks can be independently toggled from the overhead control panel and automatically disengage at 75km/h to protect the drivetrain. Manufactured by Eaton Industries, the front and rear diff locks are standard on the Trialmaster trim, and optional on all others.

2023 INEOS Grenadier: OFF-ROAD GEOMETRY

The Grenadier is designed to be a capable off-road workhorse. To meet this requirement, a wheel at each corner ensures short overhangs front and rear, a ladder-frame chassis offers excellent ground clearance, while a high engine air intake offers confidence when wading through water.
• Ground clearance: 264mm
• Wading depth: 800mm
• Approach angle: 36.2 ̊
• Breakover angle: 28.2 ̊
• Departure angle: 36.1 ̊

In addition to the standard specification Grenadier, INEOS Automotive also offers two pre-configured vehicle editions inspired by Belstaff and a shared philosophy for producing authentic, uncompromising products that are engineered to last. The hardcore Grenadier Trialmaster, has been specified with extreme off-roading in mind and comes prepared for gruelling expeditions, while the Grenadier Fieldmaster is designed for those with an adventure lifestyle who need their vehicle to get them and their kit to wherever they want to go.

“As a new vehicle manufacturer, opening our first order books is a significant milestone and we know thousands of customers have been patiently waiting for that day,” said Dirk Heilmann, CEO of INEOS Automotive. “Now we invite buyers to join us on the next stage of our journey and look forward to seeing how they spec their vehicles when finalising their orders.”

From launch, INEOS will offer a wide range of factory-fit options and an extensive choice of accessories (DriveLife has seen the list – extensive doesn’t cover it). An open-source approach means customers can attach existing kit, and pre-wired electric access points means fitting lights and other powered accessories is easy.

Order books and an enhanced online configurator go live from 18 May. A deposit payment – refundable until the sales contract is signed – secures a build slot. INEOS Automotive has already appointed over 160 sales and service points around the world. The Hambach factory is on-track to begin launch series production in July 2022.

For full information on pricing, specification and ordering process please visit ineosgrenadier.com.

About INEOS

INEOS Automotive is a subsidiary of INEOS Group (www.ineos.com), a leading manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products. It employs 26,000 people across 36 businesses, with a production network spanning 194 manufacturing facilities in 29 countries. From paints to plastics, textiles to technology, medicines to mobile phones, materials manufactured by INEOS enhance almost every aspect of modern life. In 2019, INEOS had sales of circa $61bn and EBITDA of around $6bn. 

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