The primary Ineos Grenadier SUVs for the U.S. market have began rolling off the manufacturing line, Ineos Automotive introduced on Friday.
The automotive division of British chemical big Ineos mentioned the primary U.S.-bound Grenadier—a Belstaff Fieldmaster grade completed in Scottish White—cleared the standard inspection space on the firm’s manufacturing facility in Hambach, France, up to now week. The manufacturing facility, which once produced Smart cars, was bought from Mercedes-Benz in early 2021 and has been producing Grenadiers for different markets since late 2022.
Ineos claims to have greater than 7,000 orders for the Grenadier within the U.S., making it the corporate’s largest market. U.S. buyer deliveries are scheduled to begin in November. Canadian deliveries will observe in January. Ineos may even quickly announce its first group of North American sellers, a part of a deliberate retail and repair community to be overseen from a North American headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The Grenadier is being supplied for the U.S. in three grades, with prices set at $71,500 for the bottom mannequin and $79,190 for the Trialmaster and Fieldmaster grades. Ineos beforehand mentioned the Trialmaster was aimed toward skilled off-roaders, whereas the Fieldmaster caters to extra occasional off-road drivers. Each names come from the style model Belstaff, which can be owned by the Ineos chemical firm, and is understood for rugged clothes like water resistant waxed cotton jackets.
Ineos Grenadier begins manufacturing for U.S. – September 2023
Trialmaster fashions get options like digital locking entrance and rear differentials, a raised air consumption, an auxiliary battery, and BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A K02 tires. The Fieldmaster has comparable mechanical upgrades, but in addition will get consolation options like leather-based upholstery, carpeted flooring mats, and heated seats.
The one accessible powertrain is a 3.0-liter turbo-6 sourced from BMW. The engine produces 282 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, and is coupled to a ZF 8-speed computerized transmission and four-wheel-drive system with a 2-speed switch case.
The Grenadier is predicated on a body-on-frame platform that was developed with assist from Magna Steyr, the identical firm that manufactures the Mercedes-Benz G-Class—one of many inspirations for the Grenadier.
Ineos is barely making the Grenadier as a five-door SUV proper now, however the firm has revealed a pickup truck model called the Quartermaster. Ineos has additionally confirmed plans to begin manufacturing of an electric 4×4 smaller than the Grenadier in 2026.