INEOS Automotive has announced that the highly anticipated Grenadier has entered series production at the firm’s facility in Hambach. 

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“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,” said Mark Tennant, INEOS Automotive Commercial Director. “To get to this point is a 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.”

INEOS has further said that global supply chain issues continue to constrain output, but customer deliveries in volume are expected from early December. The company added that it had built an extensive network of over 200 sales and service sites worldwide to support the deliveries. 

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As a reminder, three derivatives are available for the South African market: the entry-level Station Wagon model and a duo of higher-specced variants, the Trialmaster Edition and Fieldmaster. As standard, all models ship with Scottish White exterior paint finish, a black contrast ladder frame, Nappa leather upholstery, and heavy-duty utility flooring with drain valves. Further included in the list of standard specifications are LED headlamps, roof rails, a central control system and overhead control panel, and a Pathfinder off-road navigation system. All models ride on 17-inch wheels, though the entry-level variant and Trialmaster Edition sit on steel items, while the Fieldmaster Edition gains alloy items. 

In addition to the standard features, the Trialmaster Edition comes equipped with the Rough and Smooth packages, each priced at R32 895. The former includes fore and aft differential locks and BFGoodrich all-terrain tyres (R9 085 on the base-spec derivative). 

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The Grenadier is available with two BMW-sourced, 3.0-litre inline-six engines, each coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The B57 twin-turbocharged diesel unit produces 183 kW and 550 Nm of torque. The B58 turbocharged petrol motor is endowed with 210 kW and 450 Nm. 

See full local pricing for the Grenadier here.