The Land Rover Defender could have let down some. These wanting the rugged, jungle prepared SUV of days passed by could have been shocked to see it morph right into a luxurious mall crawler. And autos just like the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco could also be too frequent for any such purchaser. So what are you left with? The Ineos Grenadier. After what looks like without end, it’s lastly coming to the U.S. with a beginning value of $71,500.
Ineos will supply the Grenadier in a single physique model, what the corporate describes as a five-door “station wagon.” Three trims shall be accessible: base, Trailmaster and Fieldmaster. Energy for all trims will come from a BMW-sourced I6 engine. They’ll be robust and path prepared as properly, that includes a field part ladder body building, a full-time four-wheel drive system, strong beam axles and “as much as three locking differentials.”
Base Grenadiers shall be devoid of any choices, able to be personalized. Patrons will be capable of select from an array of choices and equipment to make their Grenadier particular. Though they’re base autos, Ineos says they’ll have comfy interiors with trendy facilities.
Patrons wanting a bit extra can select from the preconfigured Trailmaster and Fieldmaster trims, each of which begin at $79,190.
These wanting a car that’ll be capable of get them to that path or campground with none downside will need the Grenadier Fieldmaster. Named after the Belstaff Fieldmaster Jacket, it’s a mix of consolation, comfort and ruggedness. Options embody heated leather-based seating, carpeted flooring mats and Safari Home windows.
If you wish to actually get on the market and do some off-roading, you’re going to need the Grenadier Trailmaster. You can most likely traverse the Amazon rainforest on this factor. The Trailmaster comes commonplace with the Tough Pack, which provides the Grenadier beefier BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires and electronically locking entrance and rear diffs. That’s along with a raised air consumption, an aux battery and exterior storage within the type of utility belts.
And if something goes flawed, Ineos has designed the Grenadier to be mounted shortly and simply. Ineos claims that all the things is constructed to final with none pointless electronics, and also you’ll have full assist from Ineos with a 5 yr, 60,000 mile guarantee; a three yr warranties for the paint and equipment; and a 12 yr anti rust guarantee. People who wish to wrench on their Grenadier could have entry to interactive, 3D manuals and technical assist from Ineos.
The Ineos Grenadier pricing is attention-grabbing. Whereas technically not a direct competitor to the Land Rover Defender, the Grenadier was in comparison with earlier generations of the British off-roader. Whereas the bottom Grenadier prices barely greater than the S and X trims of the Defender 90, 110 and 130, it’s cheaper than each single Defender trim after that. The Fieldmaster and Trailmaster trims have pricing that’s greater than the bottom and fewer than a few of the higher Defender trims as properly; it’s extra in the course of pricing on the Defender 130, sitting between the $77,100 Defender S and $81,300 Defender X-Dynamic SE.
If you happen to’re able to open your pockets to Ineos for a Grenadier, you’ll have to attend a bit. Preordering opens Could 31 for the U.S. and Canada. These orders shall be finalized by new sellers. Ineos will announce the places of those sellers this August. Deliveries for the U.S. will begin on the finish of 2023 with Canadian deliveries commencing in Q1 2024.