Ineos Grenadier’s Rugged Reveal

The offroader is British billionaire Sir James Ratcliffe’s automotive debut.

By Terry Christodoulou 02/07/2020

Sir James Ratcliffe, founder and majority owner of the $100 billion British petrochemicals group Ineos wasn’t too happy when Land Rover decided to cease production of the old Defender in 2016. Doing what anyone with a love for the vehicle and enough resources would do – he decided to build something of his own version.

Enter Ineos Automotive’s debut, the Grenadier, a 4×4 built for offroading and named after Ratcliffe’s favourite pub.

Available in both a long and short wheelbase option, with wagon and utility body, the Grenadier is powered by a BMW 3.0 litre, six-cylinder engine in both a diesel and petrol configuration. The power – yet to be unveiled – will be delivered via a ZF-sourced automatic transmission and delivered into all four wheels, with Ineos claiming a 3500kg towing capacity.

The body – which takes liberally from older Defenders with its steel frame and aluminium doors – is roughly the same size as a Mercedes-Benz G-Class.

Much like the G-Class, the Grenadier will have its suspension and ladder frame chassis built by Austrian firm Magna Steyr. This sees the use of progressive coil springs, Panhard rod with Carrara-sourced live axels front and rear along.

While no date has been firmly set for an Australian release, the brand is hoping the Grenadier will see our shores in the later stages of 2021.

Aus Pricing is yet to be revealed. Ineos.com

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