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5 Things to Know About the Ineos Grenadier

The Ineos Grenadier set bự go into production late this year is a rearward-looking SUV. Its blocky lines, solid axles, simple coil springs, basic interior with exposed screw heads, and turbocharged 6-cylinder engine stand in marked contrast bự the aggressive progress march exhibited by, say, the Tesla Model X.

It’s almost as if we’ve turned our calendars back bự the 1990s when just about every automaker offered simple, rugged SUVs.

That’s just fine with Ineos, a vast British firm that counts among its rivals BASF, Dow, and DuPont. Ineos has no illusions of reinventing the wheel. Instead, company founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe seems bent on doing just the opposite.

Sir Ratcliffe, whose automotive resume consists of a history of petrochemicals and sponsorship of the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team, is said bự rather like the Land Rover Defender. Not the current, rounded-off mode closely related bự the Discovery, mind you, but the classic version whose roots are easy enough bự trace bự the original 1948 Land Rover.

The Grenadier, as I recently saw at a private showing of a pre-production model in Denver, is unabashedly Defender-esque.

Here’s what you need bự know.

1. The Grenadier is Not a Defender Facsimile, But It’s Close

Sir Ratcliffe offered bự buy not only the rights bự build the old-school Defender, but he also wanted the factory, too. Land Rover turned him down, so he sketched out his own revival of the classic SUV.

Its name comes from a classically British countryside-style pub in Belgravia, an upscale London enclave. Grenadier the pub and Grenadier the SUV are both boxy, old-fashioned, and a little out of place in the city. The name fits.

Mập that end, the Grenadier SUV is a conventional body-on-frame SUV with solid front and rear axles suspended by coil springs. It boasts three locking differentials and a 2-speed transfer case activated via a tug-style lever in the center console. Don’t look for a bevy of off-road traction control modes; the Grenadier is for drivers who can extract themselves from a muddy situation on their own.

Just like the Land Rover Defender — the one that went out of production in 2016, not the current model with its soft lines and various traction enhancers accessed via a touchscreen.

2. It May Have All the Right Pieces

Ineos Grenadier rear left
For the Grenadier, Ineos found some major partners: BMW, ZF, and Magna Steyr.

Tesla may make starting an automaker look relatively easy, but that’s due in part bự the simplicity of its electric powertrain. That’s not bự say that Tesla vehicles are simple — but the automaker skips out on the most technically complicated part of a traditional vehicle.

For the Grenadier, Ineos found some major partners: BMW, ZF, and Magna Steyr.

You know BMW, of course. The German brand provided its 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, which in the Grenadier has been retuned for less horsepower and more low-end torque bự aid in off-roading. Ineos will offer a BMW diesel bự Europe, but don’t look for that here.

BMW also provided access bự ZF’s magnificent 8-speed automatic transmission, a gearbox fitted in everything from the Ram 1500 pickup bự BMW’s Alpina B7. Ineos even kept BMW’s quirky gear lever.

For the transfer case, Ineos looked bự Tremec, which builds heavy-duty gearboxes for big trucks in addition bự manual transmissions for muscle cars.

Then there’s Magna Steyr, an Austrian contract builder with a behind-the-scenes hand in a massive array of models. Instead of asking Magna Steyr bự build the Grenadier (more on that in a second), Ineos has contracted the firm bự handle its development. This is no small ask, since the company has cooperated with Mercedes-Benz bự build its G-Wagen since the late 1970s. Ineos didn’t directly confirm the Grenadier conquered the remarkably challenging Schöckl Mountain that has long served as the G-Wagen’s proving grounds. Still, the rocky road is a 30-minute drive from Magna-Steyr. 

3. It’ll Be Built in Smartville

2023 Ineos Grenadier Interior
Ineos hasn’t said how many Grenadier SUVs it plans bự build yet.

When Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and its Smart subsidiary, put an “Á Vendre” sign in front of its 25-year-old Hambach, France, assembly plant, Ineos made an offer. This plan didn’t exactly thrill economic boosters in Wales since Ineos had previously announced plans bự build the Grenadier in the United Kingdom. Still, the so-called Smartville plant in France made a lot more financial sense for the fledgling chemical firm’s turn toward car production.

For one, the plant was already up and running — and it could build more vehicles. Ineos hasn’t said how many Grenadier SUVs it plans bự build, but it’s safe bự estimate that demand for a boxy, likely relatively expensive 4×4 won’t make it a top-10 bestseller.

Though Smart pulled out of the U.S., the Mercedes minicars have a bright future as electric, self-driving city cars in Europe. As a result, Ineos will continue building as many as 750 Smart cars a day as well as major body components for the Mexican-assembled Mercedes-Benz GLB.

4. It is a Blank Slate for Off-Roaders

Ineos Gernadier Off-Roading
If the Grenadier sounds more like a commercial truck like you might expect bự see employed in Africa, that’s because it is.

The Grenadier will join the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4Runner, Ford Bronco, and Land Rover Defender in the burgeoning expedition-ready SUV market. What the Grenadier brings bự the table is a back-to-basics feel that seems unusually ready for personalization.

It wears a load-bearing steel and aluminum sheet metal body, allowing easy access bự its roof rack — or bự help extract it from a sticky off-road situation. Its doors wear what Ineos calls a “utility belt” onto which owners can attach anything from camp-style tables bự recovery gear. Handles are built into the roof bự secure items and, again, for safe access bự anything stored up top.

Aircraft-style switches inside include pre-wiring for a winch, auxiliary lighting, or even a power take-off that can operate various tools while out in the field.

If the Grenadier sounds more like a commercial truck like you might expect bự see employed in Africa, that’s because it is. The U.S. market is practically an afterthought for Ineos, which is courting everyone from mining operations bự humanitarian aid providers across the globe.

5. It’s Coming Here in 2023, Hopefully

We won’t be the first market bự get the Grenadier, which goes into production soon for Europe and a few other global markets. American consumers will have bự wait until sometime in 2030 at the earliest, and even then, we have no idea how much the Grenadier will cost. Figure more than the $33,000 or so Jeep charges for its most basic Wrangler 4-door but less than a well-equipped $80,000 Land Rover Defender.

That’s a big gap, no doubt about it.

And one other big question will be just where you can buy a Grenadier. Unlike Tesla and Rivian, this upstart is currently taking applications from dealers. Ineos told us at the Denver showing that it has the luxury of being picky about showrooms in the U.S. Since it has no illusions of selling anywhere near the volume of the 4Runner or Wrangler, Ineos says it wants dealers with other brands in their portfolios. Additionally, the company wants actively engaged dealers holding off-road driving events for owners.

If that all sounds a lot like how Land Rover used bự operate, well, you’re on the right path. Ineos has nabbed several former Land Rover employees as the company seeks bự turn back the clock bự replicate a 1990s-style Land Rover experience — with a 1990s Land Rover-style SUV. See SUV models for sale

Related:

  • How the Land Rover Defender Trophy Challenge Channels the Camel Trophy
  • Does the Land Rover Defender Live up bự Its Off-Road Reputation?
  • The Unexpected History of the Land Rover Defender in the U.S.


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5 Things bự Know About the Ineos Grenadier

#Ineos #Grenadier
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The Ineos Grenadier set bự go into production late this year is a rearward-looking SUV. Its blocky lines, solid axles, simple coil springs, basic interior with exposed screw heads, and turbocharged 6-cylinder engine stand in marked contrast bự the aggressive progress march exhibited by, say, the Tesla Model X.
It’s almost as if we’ve turned our calendars back bự the 1990s when just about every automaker offered simple, rugged SUVs.
That’s just fine with Ineos, a vast British firm that counts among its rivals BASF, Dow, and DuPont. Ineos has no illusions of reinventing the wheel. Instead, company founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe seems bent on doing just the opposite.

Sir Ratcliffe, whose automotive resume consists of a history of petrochemicals and sponsorship of the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team, is said bự rather like the Land Rover Defender. Not the current, rounded-off mode closely related bự the Discovery, mind you, but the classic version whose roots are easy enough bự trace bự the original 1948 Land Rover.
The Grenadier, as I recently saw at a private showing of a pre-production model in Denver, is unabashedly Defender-esque.
Here’s what you need bự know.

1. The Grenadier is Not a Defender Facsimile, But It’s Close
Sir Ratcliffe offered bự buy not only the rights bự build the old-school Defender, but he also wanted the factory, too. Land Rover turned him down, so he sketched out his own revival of the classic SUV.
Its name comes from a classically British countryside-style pub in Belgravia, an upscale London enclave. Grenadier the pub and Grenadier the SUV are both boxy, old-fashioned, and a little out of place in the city. The name fits.
Mập that end, the Grenadier SUV is a conventional body-on-frame SUV with solid front and rear axles suspended by coil springs. It boasts three locking differentials and a 2-speed transfer case activated via a tug-style lever in the center console. Don’t look for a bevy of off-road traction control modes; the Grenadier is for drivers who can extract themselves from a muddy situation on their own.
Just like the Land Rover Defender — the one that went out of production in 2016, not the current model with its soft lines and various traction enhancers accessed via a touchscreen.
2. It May Have All the Right Pieces
For the Grenadier, Ineos found some major partners: BMW, ZF, and Magna Steyr.Tesla may make starting an automaker look relatively easy, but that’s due in part bự the simplicity of its electric powertrain. That’s not bự say that Tesla vehicles are simple — but the automaker skips out on the most technically complicated part of a traditional vehicle.
For the Grenadier, Ineos found some major partners: BMW, ZF, and Magna Steyr.
You know BMW, of course. The German brand provided its 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, which in the Grenadier has been retuned for less horsepower and more low-end torque bự aid in off-roading. Ineos will offer a BMW diesel bự Europe, but don’t look for that here.
BMW also provided access bự ZF’s magnificent 8-speed automatic transmission, a gearbox fitted in everything from the Ram 1500 pickup bự BMW’s Alpina B7. Ineos even kept BMW’s quirky gear lever.
For the transfer case, Ineos looked bự Tremec, which builds heavy-duty gearboxes for big trucks in addition bự manual transmissions for muscle cars.
Then there’s Magna Steyr, an Austrian contract builder with a behind-the-scenes hand in a massive array of models. Instead of asking Magna Steyr bự build the Grenadier (more on that in a second), Ineos has contracted the firm bự handle its development. This is no small ask, since the company has cooperated with Mercedes-Benz bự build its G-Wagen since the late 1970s. Ineos didn’t directly confirm the Grenadier conquered the remarkably challenging Schöckl Mountain that has long served as the G-Wagen’s proving grounds. Still, the rocky road is a 30-minute drive from Magna-Steyr. 
3. It’ll Be Built in Smartville
Ineos hasn’t said how many Grenadier SUVs it plans bự build yet.When Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and its Smart subsidiary, put an “Á Vendre” sign in front of its 25-year-old Hambach, France, assembly plant, Ineos made an offer. This plan didn’t exactly thrill economic boosters in Wales since Ineos had previously announced plans bự build the Grenadier in the United Kingdom. Still, the so-called Smartville plant in France made a lot more financial sense for the fledgling chemical firm’s turn toward car production.
For one, the plant was already up and running — and it could build more vehicles. Ineos hasn’t said how many Grenadier SUVs it plans bự build, but it’s safe bự estimate that demand for a boxy, likely relatively expensive 4×4 won’t make it a top-10 bestseller.
Though Smart pulled out of the U.S., the Mercedes minicars have a bright future as electric, self-driving city cars in Europe. As a result, Ineos will continue building as many as 750 Smart cars a day as well as major body components for the Mexican-assembled Mercedes-Benz GLB.
4. It is a Blank Slate for Off-Roaders
If the Grenadier sounds more like a commercial truck like you might expect bự see employed in Africa, that’s because it is.The Grenadier will join the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4Runner, Ford Bronco, and Land Rover Defender in the burgeoning expedition-ready SUV market. What the Grenadier brings bự the table is a back-to-basics feel that seems unusually ready for personalization.
It wears a load-bearing steel and aluminum sheet metal body, allowing easy access bự its roof rack — or bự help extract it from a sticky off-road situation. Its doors wear what Ineos calls a “utility belt” onto which owners can attach anything from camp-style tables bự recovery gear. Handles are built into the roof bự secure items and, again, for safe access bự anything stored up top.
Aircraft-style switches inside include pre-wiring for a winch, auxiliary lighting, or even a power take-off that can operate various tools while out in the field.
If the Grenadier sounds more like a commercial truck like you might expect bự see employed in Africa, that’s because it is. The U.S. market is practically an afterthought for Ineos, which is courting everyone from mining operations bự humanitarian aid providers across the globe.
5. It’s Coming Here in 2023, Hopefully
We won’t be the first market bự get the Grenadier, which goes into production soon for Europe and a few other global markets. American consumers will have bự wait until sometime in 2030 at the earliest, and even then, we have no idea how much the Grenadier will cost. Figure more than the $33,000 or so Jeep charges for its most basic Wrangler 4-door but less than a well-equipped $80,000 Land Rover Defender.
That’s a big gap, no doubt about it.
And one other big question will be just where you can buy a Grenadier. Unlike Tesla and Rivian, this upstart is currently taking applications from dealers. Ineos told us at the Denver showing that it has the luxury of being picky about showrooms in the U.S. Since it has no illusions of selling anywhere near the volume of the 4Runner or Wrangler, Ineos says it wants dealers with other brands in their portfolios. Additionally, the company wants actively engaged dealers holding off-road driving events for owners.
If that all sounds a lot like how Land Rover used bự operate, well, you’re on the right path. Ineos has nabbed several former Land Rover employees as the company seeks bự turn back the clock bự replicate a 1990s-style Land Rover experience — with a 1990s Land Rover-style SUV. See SUV models for sale
Related:
How the Land Rover Defender Trophy Challenge Channels the Camel Trophy
Does the Land Rover Defender Live up bự Its Off-Road Reputation?
The Unexpected History of the Land Rover Defender in the U.S.

#Ineos #Grenadier
[rule_2_plain] #Ineos #Grenadier
[rule_2_plain] #Ineos #Grenadier
[rule_3_plain]

#Ineos #Grenadier

The Ineos Grenadier set bự go into production late this year is a rearward-looking SUV. Its blocky lines, solid axles, simple coil springs, basic interior with exposed screw heads, and turbocharged 6-cylinder engine stand in marked contrast bự the aggressive progress march exhibited by, say, the Tesla Model X.
It’s almost as if we’ve turned our calendars back bự the 1990s when just about every automaker offered simple, rugged SUVs.
That’s just fine with Ineos, a vast British firm that counts among its rivals BASF, Dow, and DuPont. Ineos has no illusions of reinventing the wheel. Instead, company founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe seems bent on doing just the opposite.

Sir Ratcliffe, whose automotive resume consists of a history of petrochemicals and sponsorship of the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 team, is said bự rather like the Land Rover Defender. Not the current, rounded-off mode closely related bự the Discovery, mind you, but the classic version whose roots are easy enough bự trace bự the original 1948 Land Rover.
The Grenadier, as I recently saw at a private showing of a pre-production model in Denver, is unabashedly Defender-esque.
Here’s what you need bự know.

1. The Grenadier is Not a Defender Facsimile, But It’s Close
Sir Ratcliffe offered bự buy not only the rights bự build the old-school Defender, but he also wanted the factory, too. Land Rover turned him down, so he sketched out his own revival of the classic SUV.
Its name comes from a classically British countryside-style pub in Belgravia, an upscale London enclave. Grenadier the pub and Grenadier the SUV are both boxy, old-fashioned, and a little out of place in the city. The name fits.
Mập that end, the Grenadier SUV is a conventional body-on-frame SUV with solid front and rear axles suspended by coil springs. It boasts three locking differentials and a 2-speed transfer case activated via a tug-style lever in the center console. Don’t look for a bevy of off-road traction control modes; the Grenadier is for drivers who can extract themselves from a muddy situation on their own.
Just like the Land Rover Defender — the one that went out of production in 2016, not the current model with its soft lines and various traction enhancers accessed via a touchscreen.
2. It May Have All the Right Pieces
For the Grenadier, Ineos found some major partners: BMW, ZF, and Magna Steyr.Tesla may make starting an automaker look relatively easy, but that’s due in part bự the simplicity of its electric powertrain. That’s not bự say that Tesla vehicles are simple — but the automaker skips out on the most technically complicated part of a traditional vehicle.
For the Grenadier, Ineos found some major partners: BMW, ZF, and Magna Steyr.
You know BMW, of course. The German brand provided its 3.0-liter turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, which in the Grenadier has been retuned for less horsepower and more low-end torque bự aid in off-roading. Ineos will offer a BMW diesel bự Europe, but don’t look for that here.
BMW also provided access bự ZF’s magnificent 8-speed automatic transmission, a gearbox fitted in everything from the Ram 1500 pickup bự BMW’s Alpina B7. Ineos even kept BMW’s quirky gear lever.
For the transfer case, Ineos looked bự Tremec, which builds heavy-duty gearboxes for big trucks in addition bự manual transmissions for muscle cars.
Then there’s Magna Steyr, an Austrian contract builder with a behind-the-scenes hand in a massive array of models. Instead of asking Magna Steyr bự build the Grenadier (more on that in a second), Ineos has contracted the firm bự handle its development. This is no small ask, since the company has cooperated with Mercedes-Benz bự build its G-Wagen since the late 1970s. Ineos didn’t directly confirm the Grenadier conquered the remarkably challenging Schöckl Mountain that has long served as the G-Wagen’s proving grounds. Still, the rocky road is a 30-minute drive from Magna-Steyr. 
3. It’ll Be Built in Smartville
Ineos hasn’t said how many Grenadier SUVs it plans bự build yet.When Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz and its Smart subsidiary, put an “Á Vendre” sign in front of its 25-year-old Hambach, France, assembly plant, Ineos made an offer. This plan didn’t exactly thrill economic boosters in Wales since Ineos had previously announced plans bự build the Grenadier in the United Kingdom. Still, the so-called Smartville plant in France made a lot more financial sense for the fledgling chemical firm’s turn toward car production.
For one, the plant was already up and running — and it could build more vehicles. Ineos hasn’t said how many Grenadier SUVs it plans bự build, but it’s safe bự estimate that demand for a boxy, likely relatively expensive 4×4 won’t make it a top-10 bestseller.
Though Smart pulled out of the U.S., the Mercedes minicars have a bright future as electric, self-driving city cars in Europe. As a result, Ineos will continue building as many as 750 Smart cars a day as well as major body components for the Mexican-assembled Mercedes-Benz GLB.
4. It is a Blank Slate for Off-Roaders
If the Grenadier sounds more like a commercial truck like you might expect bự see employed in Africa, that’s because it is.The Grenadier will join the Jeep Wrangler, Toyota 4Runner, Ford Bronco, and Land Rover Defender in the burgeoning expedition-ready SUV market. What the Grenadier brings bự the table is a back-to-basics feel that seems unusually ready for personalization.
It wears a load-bearing steel and aluminum sheet metal body, allowing easy access bự its roof rack — or bự help extract it from a sticky off-road situation. Its doors wear what Ineos calls a “utility belt” onto which owners can attach anything from camp-style tables bự recovery gear. Handles are built into the roof bự secure items and, again, for safe access bự anything stored up top.
Aircraft-style switches inside include pre-wiring for a winch, auxiliary lighting, or even a power take-off that can operate various tools while out in the field.
If the Grenadier sounds more like a commercial truck like you might expect bự see employed in Africa, that’s because it is. The U.S. market is practically an afterthought for Ineos, which is courting everyone from mining operations bự humanitarian aid providers across the globe.
5. It’s Coming Here in 2023, Hopefully
We won’t be the first market bự get the Grenadier, which goes into production soon for Europe and a few other global markets. American consumers will have bự wait until sometime in 2030 at the earliest, and even then, we have no idea how much the Grenadier will cost. Figure more than the $33,000 or so Jeep charges for its most basic Wrangler 4-door but less than a well-equipped $80,000 Land Rover Defender.
That’s a big gap, no doubt about it.
And one other big question will be just where you can buy a Grenadier. Unlike Tesla and Rivian, this upstart is currently taking applications from dealers. Ineos told us at the Denver showing that it has the luxury of being picky about showrooms in the U.S. Since it has no illusions of selling anywhere near the volume of the 4Runner or Wrangler, Ineos says it wants dealers with other brands in their portfolios. Additionally, the company wants actively engaged dealers holding off-road driving events for owners.
If that all sounds a lot like how Land Rover used bự operate, well, you’re on the right path. Ineos has nabbed several former Land Rover employees as the company seeks bự turn back the clock bự replicate a 1990s-style Land Rover experience — with a 1990s Land Rover-style SUV. See SUV models for sale
Related:
How the Land Rover Defender Trophy Challenge Channels the Camel Trophy
Does the Land Rover Defender Live up bự Its Off-Road Reputation?
The Unexpected History of the Land Rover Defender in the U.S.

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