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INEOS Grenadier reveals: The Four × Four SUV we’ve got all the time dreamed of

We now only know a little more about the original defender's upcoming spiritual successor. No, it won't be a Land Rover. Here is the INEOS Grenadier, the robust, powerful 4 × 4 SUV that so many of us are longing for.

INEOS is a huge petrochemical company. Last year she announced the launch of a very cool SUV, the Grenadier 4 × 4. However, the British company did not mention many details about this first vehicle. Now we know a little more and want one!

INEOS unveiled the exterior of an SUV and a double-cab truck on Tuesday. The brand didn't show or speak much about it anymore. However, we can see quite a bit.

The brand shows a real version of the Grenadier car variant in videos. In still images, however, the brand only published digital renderings that we can google. INEOS indicated that the grenadier is expected to go into production in late 2021. We really hope this is not just steam, as so many have indicated over the years.

The German company Magna Steyr, who built the Pinzgauer and the original G-Wagon, designed the Grenadier. And it knows a thing or two about sturdy, durable, and extremely powerful off-road machines. Grenadier prototype tests are already underway and INEOS plans to earn 1.1 million test miles next year.

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"If we show the design now, we can focus on the critical next phase of vehicle development and test its performance and durability," said Dirk Heilmann, CEO of INEOS Automotive. “We have a very challenging program ahead of us, because we put prototypes through their paces under all conditions in order to collect around 1.8 million test kilometers in the coming year. As of today, the covers are off. An additional advantage is testing "in sight" without camouflage packaging, foam blocks or fake panels. "

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INEOS Grenadier Design

Let's examine the final vehicle design that has just been unveiled. The design language combines elements from almost all of our favorite classics. And it's not just a direct Defender tee, as many expected.

The grenadier is an obvious allusion to the almighty defender. You can see its influence on the safari roof, the ceiling sides, the exposed door hinges, the flat grille, the vertical windshield and the round taillights. However, so many other legendary all-wheel drive vehicles are also represented in the design of the grenadier.

You can see the Jeep Wrangler in the bumper and rearview mirror designs. The shape of the hood and the way it hits the front of the vehicle is very reminiscent of the Toyota 40 series Land Cruiser. The shoulders of the vehicle, along with the side wear rails, are very Mercedes G-Wagon. There is no doubt that INEOS was inspired by the icons before the grenadier.

From these first pictures and renderings we can also see that this vehicle should be a useful, robust and powerful off-road machine. Steel bumpers and robust underride protection plates are visible at both ends of the vehicle. Large red tow hooks emphasize both ends of the vehicle with functionality.

The Grenadier appears to be equipped with an aggressive 33-inch BFGoodrich tire that is mounted on classic-looking steel wheels. The rear barn doors have a spare wheel and a ladder. Double exhaust systems look sporty and are set high to ensure optimal clearance and departure angle.

Grenadier double cabin pickup

During this outer revelation, we also learned that a double cab truck will be coming soon after the car version comes on the market. There's not much to tell about truck rendering. It looks like INEOS has hacked the rear greenhouse off the SUV – and that's it. It's not very nuanced, but it's very reminiscent of the original Defender pickups.

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What we know about the Grenadier

We don't know much new information from the outside, but we do know something about the truck (which we covered in our previous reporting). Expect a body construction, solid axles, permanent all-wheel drive with a selectable transfer case with a short range, limited slip differentials and a vehicle that meets the completely new safety and emission standards. We also know that there will be two engine options, a six-cylinder diesel and a gas-twin-turbo 3L in-line six-cylinder, both from BMW and both with an automatic transmission.

“The job was easy. We set out to develop a modern, functional and high-performance 4 × 4 vehicle, the core of which is benefit, ”said Toby Ecuyer, Head of Design. “A design that is easy to read and has no ambiguity about the role of the grenadier in life. There you can do everything you need and nothing you don't. Nothing is for the show. Modern design and production techniques ensure that the grenadier is high performing, but we have been able to remain true to the essence of creating a commercial vehicle that will stand the test of time. "

INEOS Grenadier: project background

This vehicle is the dream of billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of INEOS, a company that generated sales of over $ 61 billion in 2019. He saw a market opportunity that Land Rover missed with the new Defender. And he used that moment in history to create his own story.

Will the INEOS Grenadier go down in history as an instant classic? Ratcliffe hopes and hopes to be able to distribute this useful 4×4 all over the world. He also tries to bring mass production of automobiles back to England.

"The Grenadier project began by identifying a niche market that a number of manufacturers abandoned for a useful SUV," said Ratcliffe. “This gave us our technical design for a powerful, durable, and reliable 4 × 4 device designed for the harshest environments in the world. But it also had to look like this. "

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A modern classic 4 × 4 SUV is on the horizon

Unfortunately we don't know much about prices and availability. At this point we can only hope for the best and wait patiently until we get behind the wheel.

Follow the INEOS Grenadier at www.ineosgrenadier.com. Fingers crossed, it makes it to production – and also that we see it on the streets on this side of the pond.

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