The British have a knack for constructing compelling, boxy off-roaders, even when the brand new Land Rover Defender isn’t fairly as rugged as its predecessors. Ineos, a British chemical substances firm, is targeted on bringing again the field. Its new Grenadier SUV blends retro-rugged styling with trendy powertrains and tech. Preorders for the ‘ute open on Might 31, and the corporate has simply introduced pricing forward of opening the order books.
The Grenadier begins at $71,500 in the US and $91,929 in Canada. That’s a great deal greater than the Defender’s base worth, however Ineos is assured that the Grenadier’s centered off-road efficiency is well worth the worth. It’s additionally probably that almost all patrons can pay way more than MSRP, as the corporate stated the SUV is a “clean canvas” with a number of configuration choices and customizations.
If selecting your personal journey isn’t your factor, Ineos gives two higher-spec configurations which have been “curated with particular functions in thoughts and are constructed to tackle the outside.” The Trialmaster Version will get heavy-duty off-road gear, together with entrance and rear electronic-locking differentials, raised air intakes, an auxiliary battery, and extra. The Fieldmaster Version is extra of a life-style trim, bringing extra consolation and comfort options, together with leather-based upholstery, safari home windows, and carpeted flooring. There will even be an electrical variant out there by 2026.
Although orders open in a few weeks and anybody can register curiosity, Ineos stated present reservation holders get precedence. The SUV shall be constructed on the firm’s manufacturing unit in France, and Ineos stated it will supply distant service or an possibility to go to one among its retailers. Within the true spirit of off-roading, Ineos will present a 3D interactive guide for every automobile to permit homeowners to do their very own work. The Grenadier makes use of BMW powertrains, so components and upkeep aren’t totally overseas, and the automaker backs the SUV with a five-year/60,000-mile complete guarantee.