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Ineos Grenadier: prices, specs & release date

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The Ineos Grenadier is a utilitarian off-roader that will go on sale on 18 May 2022. Here's everything we know about the new Grenadier 4x4.

Prices and specs for the new Ineos Grenadier have been released ahead of its UK launch on 18 May 2022. The new Grenadier 4x4 start from £49,000 and rival the new Land Rover Defender and Toyota Land Cruiser when it goes on sale in 2022. 

2022 Ineos Grenadier side view

New Ineos Grenadier price and release date

The Ineos Grenadier will be built in France and is priced from £49,000 for a basic two-seater commercial version. You’ll also be able to choose from crew cab and conventional SUV variants, which add up to £6000 to the price. A well-specified Grenadier will cost more than £60,000. 

You can reserve a Grenadier build slot now for £2500, the first new cars are expected to be delivered in summer 2022. All models in the UK get a five-year unlimited mileage warranty as standard.

2022 Ineos Grenadier rear

Ineos Grenadier styling and design

The Ineos Grenadier is built to be a working vehicle first and foremost, which is clear from its design – which bears more than a passing resemblance to the old Land Rover Defender.

A wheel-at-each corner setup means the car can drive up and reverse back down steep gradients without scraping its undercarriage, and you can expect it to have an excellent break over angle. 

The Grenadier also comes pre-wired for additional lighting, a winch and the like meaning it can be easily adapted to your needs, and a snorkel helps it deal with dusty climates without sucking up materials that could potentially damage the engine.

Simple body panels should be cheap to repair or replace and the doors’ exposed hinges mean they’ll be easy to remove, repair or replace. Plastic running strips keep the body work protected while the Defender-style skylights help keep the interior feeling light and airy.

Ineos Grenadier interior

Ineos Grenadier engines and drivetrain

Just like the iconic Defender that inspired it, the Ineos Grenadier will rival the best 4x4s. It is built on a tough ladder chassis and gets durable coil springs and solid beam axles that are tough and give excellent articulation. 

Permanent four-wheel drive comes as standard and it is hooked up to high and low-range gears, as well as locking front, centre and rear differentials. 

Power comes from your choice of 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol (285PS) or diesel (249PS) BMW engines that’ll give you plenty of power for tough terrain. The Ineos can also operate as a generator when you reach the journey's end and need power for your tools. 

Wheels come in either 17- or 18-inch sizes and are available with knobbly BF Goodrich rubber. 

A lot of the Grenadier’s components come from experts in their respective fields, so as well as engines from BMW and tyres from Goodrich, you’ll find the gearbox is made by ZF, the axles are made by Carraro and the seats come from Recaro.

Ineos Grenadier cabin

Ineos Grenadier interior and practicality

The Ineos Grenadier is available as a two-seat 4x4 van or five-seat family SUV. The front seats are eight-way adjustable, stain and water-resistant and can be upgraded to leather if you wish. Drain valves in the floor let you hose out the cab without flooding it. 

The Grenadier’s chunky buttons are designed specifically to be used when you’re wearing gloves, but you also get a 12.3-inch infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It can convey data when off-roading, such as body angle and tyre pressures. 

The rear seat, meanwhile, has Isofix child seat mounts and splits 60:40 so you can balance the load between luggage and people.

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Find a used Land Rover Defender for sale

Like the Ineos Grenadier but don’t want to wait until the summer to get your hands on one? Then an old-model Land Rover Defender could be the car for you – they might be old, but they’re still the benchmark that all other serious off-roaders aspire to. Sadly, their iconic status means they hold their value remarkably well and you can still expect to pay £40,000 for a 2015 long-wheel base 110 model with less than 50,000 miles on the clock. 

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The Ineos Grenadier goes on sale in May 2022 and has a starting price of £49,000. The first cars will reach showrooms in late summer 2022.

No. The Ineos Grenadier may look like the Land Rover Defender but the cars are completely separate designs by two very different manufacturers.

Hambach, France is where the Ineos Grenadier will be built. 

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