By JM Baraza



Combining rugged British spirit and design with German engineering rigour, Grenadiers are truly uncompromising 4X4s from the ground up. They are designed, engineered and built to world-class standards for those needing a dependable go anywhere vehicle with the comfort, safety, refinement and standard features that today’s drivers expect.


INEOS is the world’s third largest chemical company. It employs 25,000 people across 39 businesses, with a production network spanning 183 sites in 29 countries.


Depending on the market, the Grenadier is available as a five-seat Station Wagon, a Utility Wagon with the choice of a two-seat or five-seat layout, and as a five-seat Quartermaster double cab pick-up. The standard variants of each model are a blank canvas ready to be configured for the exact needs of customers.


The Fieldmaster Edition is a Grenadier created specifically for adventurous owners who will use their vehicle to get them and their kit to wherever they want to go. The Trialmaster Edition has been specified with extreme off-roading in mind.


The Grenadier’s exterior design is clear, simple and straightforward – a timeless and instantly recognizableform, dictated by the purpose of the vehicle, with substance informing style. It is boxy to maximize space efficiency. Wheels are positioned at the corners of the chassis to minimize body overhang for better off-road capability. Simple lines are punctuated only by practical features and no superficial styling.


The interior of the Grenadier is functional, intuitive and comfortable. Where possible it favors analogue over digital, with clearly labeled and well-spaced buttons and chunky dials on both the Central Control System and its aircraft-inspired overhead control panel.


The backbone of the Grenadier is a full box-section ladder frame chassis. Simple, strong and stable, it’s designed to withstand daily punishment in all conditions. Its steel section is up to 3.5mm thick for outstanding rigidity and stiffness.


The Grenadier’s heavy-duty solid beam axles are strong, straightforward, and built to last. They were developed in partnership with Carraro, an expert in heavy-duty tractor axles.


Torque and power are sent to the front and rear axles via an INEOS-designed two-speed transfer case built by industry transmission leader Tremec. The manually-operated two-speed transfer case features a built-in centre differential which is lockable in both high and low range.


In addition to the standard centre locking differential in the transfer case, front and rear electronically actuated diff locks are optionally available.


Depending on market availability, the Grenadier is powered by a choice of BMW 3.0-litre turbo-charged inline six-cylinder petrol or diesel engines, which have been extensively revised and recalibrated for this application.


All Grenadiers feature an eight-speed automatic gearbox from industry transmission leader, ZF. Recalibrated and fine-tuned by Magna-Steyr, the gearboxes feature a heavy-duty torque converter specifically for off-road work.


The Grenadier is set up to provide dynamic handling and a comfortable ride, whatever the load or road. This is provided by progressive coil springs, robust anti-roll bars, and a sophisticated five-link setup, with a pair of longitudinal links either side of the axle and a Panhard rod.


Developed with Brembo, the Grenadier’s brake system delivers confidence-inspiring performance. The 316 mm vented front discs are gripped by twin piston calipers, and the 305 mm rear solid discs are actuated by single piston calipers.


The recirculating ball steering layout features hydraulic assistance and has 3.85 turns between locks for a 13.5-metre kerb-to-kerb turning circle.


Starting with a clean-sheet brief enabled INEOS Automotive’s designers and engineers to create an uncompromising off-roader with a meticulously selected suite of key components. The result is an off-roader that is designed, developed and engineered to deliver exceptional off-road ability straight out of the box.


Whether crossing a continent, tackling a daily commute, or taking a long-anticipated family trip, the combination of high levels of refinement, a spacious and airy cabin, intelligently configured controls, excellent visibility, comfortable Recaro front seats, and phone connectivity makes the Grenadier excellent everyday transport.


All Grenadier models offer a braked 3.5-tonne towing capacity, more than 2000 litres of load space and 5.5 tonnes of winching power for recovering themselves or others. Payload on European models ranges from 689kg on a fully optioned diesel Trialmaster Station Wagon to 871kg for a base two-seat petrol Utility Wagon.

With a payload of up to 835kg, the Quartermaster pick-up is capable of carrying five people and their bulkiest of loads.


Developed to deliver optimal performance in both on- and off-road environments, all Grenadier models are equipped as standard with a comprehensive suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems required for them to meet regulations in their target sales markets.


A comprehensive suite of infotainment and navigational features includes Android™ Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay® as standard, with Bluetooth connectivity and voice control for hands-free calls. Pathfinder off-road navigation is a bespoke, waypoint-based guidance system.


INEOS Automotive offers a wide range of factory-fit options, and an extensive choice of accessories that were developed inhouse alongside the Grenadier to appeal to different customers and markets.


INEOS Automotive’s Hambach plant is a state-of-the-art 210,000 sqm facility that employs a highly experienced direct workforce of over 1,000. Since acquiring Hambach from Mercedes-Benz in January 2021, INEOS Automotive has invested over €50m in addition to the €470m invested at the site in 2019.


The Grenadier’s development programme saw 350 world-class engineers subject development and prototype vehicles to a rigorous, global testing schedule, covering 1.1 million miles / 1.8 million kilometres in 15 countries, in all climates and across all terrains.

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