Ineos Grenadier Off-Roader To Debut in Europe, Middle East Next Year

    November 24th 2021     Suhail Ajmal

Ineos, initially a chemical firm from Great Britain, brings their first prominent vehicle, the Grenadier. This retro-themed, Defender-enthused off-roading vehicle will sell in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East. The company has already 75,000 registrations of people showing interest in buying the vehicle. Those who really want to have the off-road SUV should have reserved it by October 14.

Ineos says they will initiate deliveries of the Grenadier from July 2022. However, that doesn’t list North America, for the time being. Nonetheless, Edmunds reports, the vehicle will arrive in the US in 2023. The auto firm plans to build up to 200 sales and service stations around the world by the mid of next year.

Greg Clark, the Ineos’ head of commercial operations in North America, talked to Edmunds and revealed they are in a process to find a good companion in America that could aid Ineous to build a strong dealership network. The dealer facilities will not only trade the off-roader but will also offer maintenance and service assistance.

On the other hand, the owners of Grenadier will get thorough computer-generated pictures of every single component of the vehicle if they like to tune-up by themselves.

“If preferred, customers in our main markets will be able to buy their Grenadier online, including organizing vehicle finance and handling any part exchanges,” Mark Tennant, Commercial Director at Ineos, clarifies. “But we fully accept that most will want to try before they buy, for which having an extensive network on the ground is essential.”

The Grenadier will hit the US showrooms, offering customers a 3.0-litre inline-six gasoline engine borrowed from BMW. In Europe and other regions, the automaker will also offer a 3.0-lire diesel engine. The reason for non-availability of diesel for the US is its lower demand in the country. The straight-six gasoline pairs with a ZF-supplied eight-speed automatic, and we also find a two-speed transfer case.

Source: Motor1