INEOS Grenadier begins production!
The INEOS Grenadier has begun production. Discover when Sandicliffe customers can expect to receive their Grenadier. Make an enquiry today.
October 26, 2022
The Grenadier, a tough 4x4 from INEOS, has begun production. Discover when Sandicliffe customers can expect to receive their Grenadier.
Here at Sandicliffe, we have been waiting for the arrival of the INEOS Grenadier for many months. This week, our excitement shifted up a gear as the news broke that production had finally begun on the Grenadier. Expected to be one of the most impressive 4x4’s in the world, you can pre-order yours from Sandlicliffe today.
The Grenadier, which was first unveiled in 2020, was supposed to go into production in July 2022. But that date was pushed back because to supply chain issues that have plagued automakers globally. Having to wait has built the anticipation to boiling point, and we cannot wait for the Grenadier to arrive at Sandicliffe dealerships.
The INEOS Grenadier 4X4 is built to last. The engineering team behind this remarkable vehicle has tested it in all types of weather and terrain over a total of 1.8 million kilometres. The INEOS Grenadier is a task-focused vehicle created in collaboration with some of the market\'s biggest names, including BMW.
In order to build the world\'s most uncompromising SUV Sir Jim Ratcliffe, one of the wealthiest people in the UK, expanded his petrochemicals company Ineos into the automotive sector. The first Grenadiers, named after Ratcliffe’s favourite pub, have now left the factory in Hambach, eastern France, not far from the German border.
This is exciting news for everyone in the automotive industry and marked a landmark day in the history of INEOS. Commercial director Mark Tennant said: “We’ve come a long way since the project kicked off in 2017 and this is a landmark moment for Ineos Automotive as a vehicle manufacturer.”
“To get to this point is testament to the resilience and hard work of the entire Ineos Automotive team, our development partners and our suppliers – for which we thank them all as we now look forward to making our first deliveries to customers.”
“We are not immune to the supply chain challenges, and we are not prepared to sacrifice quality for a quicker route to market,” said Ineos Automotive commercial director Mark Tennant. “It doesn’t matter the maturity of the company, everyone in the automotive industry has been set back in their plans over the past 12 to 18 months.”
“Getting a car to production is devilishly hard. Everyone knows that, and there are plenty of case studies of companies not making it. So I acknowledge the difficulties but also celebrate the resilience and achievement of our teams in getting there despite the hugely challenging times in which we live.”
The INEOS Grenadier will fill the hole left by the Land Rover Defender. And it looks like it is filling the Defender’s large shoes with ease. Full manufacturing is expected to begin in December. Following that, Sandicliffe customers can expect the first deliveries in early 2023, with the earliest vehicles likely serving as demonstrator vehicles.
The Grenadier\'s engines are derived from BMW and claim to have great off-road capability. The Grenadier is available in both station waggon and commercial vehicle configurations. Sandicliffe will soon have a pick-up variant, providing you with even more INEOS options when you visit Sandicliffe.
Tennant elaborated on INEOS\'s future, confirming ambitions to engage with modification experts to develop additional Grenadier uses, maybe including military and medical vehicles. Tennant also admitted that the car\'s body-on-frame design made it easier for modifiers to work on it, saying: “We don’t have the bandwidth to do everything, so we want to work with these companies,” said Tennant.
He also indicated that work was being done on an electric 4x4 with a similar look to the Ineos Grenadier but constructed on a different platform, and that the business planned to reveal a hydrogen fuel cell-powered Grenadier as a concept car next year. Customers of Sandlicliffe electric will now be able to experience the same world-class amenities as their petrolhead pals.
This cutting-edge workhorse will quickly become a close business partner. The Grenadier will be more than capable of facing any challenge, regardless of the terrain. This is thanks to Hill Launch Assist and Hill Descent Assist. When you drive an INEOS Grenadier, you can reach the top of the world.