The SUV model with similar appearance of Land Rover Defender will officially go on sale in May.
Starting with the Ineos Grenadier is the Utility Wagon version with only two seats, a bulkhead with rear cargo space and a flat floor. Compared to rival Defender 90 Hardtop two-door version, Grenadier is USD3,700 more expensive, but the power is much better, compared to 246 horsepower with 197 horsepower.
Ineos offers two engine options, both 3-liter, 6-cylinder, turbocharged, from the BMW brand with 4-wheel drive system and ZF8HP automatic transmission. The diesel version has a capacity of 246 hp and 550 Nm of torque. The petrol version produces 282 hp and 450 Nm of torque. Ineos plans to add a hydrogen fuel cell option in the future and has invested heavily in the technology.
Grenadier Utility Wagon has a storage space of 2,088 liters, can tow 3,500 kg and winch 5,500 kg. But if you switch to the 5-seat version, the Grenadier Station Wagon, the luggage compartment is only 1,152 liters. The 5-seat version is also more expensive, starting at $65,300.
Ineos is the car company that has disputed the intellectual property rights of the famous SUV Defender with compatriot Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). In August 2020, JLR was declared to have lost the lawsuit in home country, meaning that Jim Ratcliffe, the boss of Ineos chemical company, was free to make an offroad Grenadier model with a similar appearance to the Land Rover Defender. Previously, Ratcliffe, the 67-year-old billionaire, who was asking to buy the Chelsea team, once said bluntly that the Defender off-road legend inspired Ineos’ car.