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Ineos Automotive has launched their newest commercial variant of the Ineos Grenadier Commercial in the UK.

The new van model replaces the current two-seat version of the Utility Wagon and gets a fully flat load floor with partition bulkhead and steel rear quarter windows that complies with the N1 vehicle classification. No rear windows, and permanently disabled seat mounting positions are needed for tax purposes as a commercial vehicle. That means the Grenadier Commercial will now comply fully with HRMC, no questions asked, and customers can reclaim the VAT and pay the flat rate commercial vehicle levels of (BIK) tax.

The new Grenadier Commercial is available with the same 3-litre petrol or diesel engines from BMW and a four-wheel-drive system. Grenadier Commercial has a 2m3 load volume, can carry a standard 1,200mm x 800mm Euro pallet, and has maximum payload of 871kg for petrol models and 796kg for diesel models.

On top of its internal loadspace credentials, the Grenadier Commercial gets a 3.5-tonne towing capacity and 5.5 tonnes of winching power - for recovering itself or other vehicles.

Rear view of Ineos Grenadier Commercial showing aluminium panels and blacked our rear glazing

As mentioned, the rear passenger windows are replaced with aluminium panels and there's also blacked out glazing on the rear doors.

Unlike previous two-seat Utility Wagon models, the chassis mounting points for the second row of seats have been disabled to ensure that the load area cannot be re-converted back into a five seater vehicle.

As a result, Grenadier Commercial is HMRC compliant as a commercial vehicle, rather than a passenger car allowing individuals or businesses that are VAT-registered to reclaim the current 20% tax.

Built on a box-section ladder frame chassis with solid beam axles, it has a two-speed transfer case and up to three locking differentials.

The Grenadier Commercial will be built in Hambach, France, at the manufacturing facility INEOS Automotive acquired from Mercedes-Benz in January 2021, with conversion undertaken in the UK by Pontypool-based engineering specialists EDC Limited.

Order books are now open, and prices for the Grenadier Commercial will start at £51,931 excluding VAT.

Rear loadspace with flat floor and steel mesh grille in Ineos Grenadier Commercial
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Production models of the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster double cab pick-up truck have begun rolling off the production line in Hambach, France.

The latest in the line-up for Grenadier models that includes the Ineos Grenadier commercial and passenger variants is due to reach its first customers by the end of 2023. European deliveries of the new Quartermaster pick-up began in early December, while shipment to other markets, including Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East followed soon after. Sales in North American sare due to begin in early 2024.

Named after the military officer responsible for the supply and distribution of provisions, Quartermaster is a five-seat double cab pick-up based on the Grenadier Station Wagon.

It was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July where details of the Quartermaster emerged including the shared ladder frame chassis, heavy-duty solid beam axles and two-speed transfer case used by the Station Wagon model.

Power comes from a choice of BMW 3-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder petrol or diesel engines with an eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF. It also comes with up to three locking differentials.

The Quartermaster is based on a 3227mm wheelbase, an increase of 305mm over the Station Wagon model.

It has a payload of up to 760kg and load bed that is capable of carrying a 1200mm x 800mm Euro pallet.

A chassis cab model, based on the Quartermaster pick-up will enter production in 2024.

“The start of production for our second model line is another extremely exciting and important milestone for Ineos Automotive,” said Lynn Calder, CEO, Ineos Automotive.

“As part of the final sign-off process I drove a late prototype in both Spain and the African bush and it’s unbeatable off-road, combining the rugged capability and refined performance of the Station Wagon with the enormous load bay that can carry a huge amount of kit and cargo. It’s a great addition to our model line-up.”

Ineos has revealed its brand-new pick-up truck, the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Based on the previously launched Grenadier station wagon, the new double cab pick-up uses an extended ladder frame chassis to create a large load bed.

The chassis extension is 305mm creating a cargo area that is 1,564mm long and 1,619mm wide. The downside, however, is that the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster only has a 760kg payload. That means that although classified as an N1 commercial vehicle, like the Ford Ranger Raptor the Quartermaster is not classed as a commercial vehicle for tax purposes and businesses will not be able to reclaim the VAT.

Despite the payload, the Quartermaster is, on paper, a highly impressive machine with a 3,500kg towing capacity, 264mm of ground clearance and 800mm wading depth.

The rear also gets four tie-down rings in the load space (Utility Rails optional), a 400W power take-off, an integrated mounting bar, and a 1,280mm tailgate capable of supporting up to 225kg when open.

Power comes from a BMW 3.0-litre turbo-charged inline six-cylinder petrol or diesel engine. Paired to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox.

It has a locking centre differential and a two-speed transfer case. Front and rear diff locks are also optional.

Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster rear load bed with open tailgate

Three different versions of the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster will be available with a standard Quatermaster, Quatermaster Trailmaster and Quatermaster Fieldmaster. Prices start at £66,215 which is considerably more than the on-road £59,530.64 price for a Ranger Raptor. Prices for diesel and petrol models are the same, but Trailmaster and Fieldmaster models will both cost £73,715.

pick-up truck driving on a dirt road through a wooded area

The Trailmaster is focused on extreme off-roading and gets front and rear differentials as standard, while the Fieldmaster gets more upmarket features like larger 18-inch alloy wheels, safari windows and a premium sound system.

The Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster will also be available with a range of accessories including a waterproof canvas canopy or a lockable roller tonneau cover. There’s a roof rack, and other options including jerry cans, sand ladders and shovels.

Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster in front of a scenic view

Ineos Automotive is to launch a new pick-up version of its Grenadier 4x4 called the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster.

The new pick-up truck will be making its debut at this month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed where it will be shown as a double-cab pick-up. The new Grenadier Quatermaster will make its global debut on the 13th July at the show.

The new pick-up truck will then take to the famous Goodwood hillclimb where Ineos says it will be accompanied by some familiar Goodwood faces to celebrate the two 75-year anniversaries of motorsport at Goodwood and the Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket – a name which is also applied to one of the Ineos Grenadier’s trims. Belstaff is owned by Ineos and has featured heavily in the launch of the Grenadier.

There will also be the first ever public appearance of the Grenadier Hydrogen Fuel Cell (FCEV) technology demonstrator. The concept will show how well-suited the use of hydrogen as a zero emissions technology is for a future long-range 4X4 off-roader.

Making their appearance at the First Glance Paddock, the Grenadier Quartermaster and FCEV Demonstrator will then be driven up the hillclimb route on each of the four days of the Festival.

Visitors to the Festival of Speed will also be able to get behind the wheel of the Grenadier Station Wagon. The 4x4 will be available to drive on a challenging off-road course at the Goodwood Halnaker Chalkpit, a site that is neighbouring the main event. Ineos has hundreds of slots available throughout Festival for anyone wanting to put the 4X4 to the test.

The launch of a new pick-up truck into the segment will help bolster competition amongst the likes of the Ford Ranger, Volkswagen Amarok, Toyota Hilux and Isuzu D-Max.

Ineos has also announced that it is to continue its partnership with The Game Fair as the official 4x4 partner of the event. Visitors to any of the remaining events will be able to test drive the Grenadier.

Upcoming UK event dates and locations that INEOS Automotive is attending are:

It's been a full year since any substantial news has been shared about the INEOS Grenadier 4x4 but finally photographs and details of the INEOS Grenadier interior have been revealed.

Understandably for what is being billed at the natural successor to the down-to-earth Land Rover Defender which ceased production in 2016, the INEOS Grenadier has an interior which focuses on being practical.

According to INEOS it is made from "hard-wearing materials" and has wipe-down upholstery. There's also removable rubber flooring as well as drain plugs in the footwells and cargo area so that it can be hosed down. The Recaro seats are water-resistant and stain-proof too.

Arguably its biggest and best feature is an off-road navigation system for tracking your routes. The Pathfinder system lets you record and share your routes as well as follow other waypoints by builidng a route online using GPS co-ordinates.

If you want to be boring and use the Grenadier on conventional roads then Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are integrated into the infotainment system with its 12.3-inch touchscreen.

Another unsual feature is the inclusion of a second horn.

Ineos Grenadier

Perhaps inspired by their sponsorship of the INEOS Grenadiers Pro Cycling team, the second horn is designed to be quieter and more subtle for cyclists and pedestrians.

Storage comes in the the shape of several compartments with a dry storage box under the rear seat, lockable central console space and side-mounted storage in the cargo area.

Details on some of the options have also been given, with the INEOS Grenader set to be available with carpet and leather seat options along with removable glass roof panels giving a hard-top cabriolet sort of vibe.

Order books for the INEOS Grenadier will open in October 2021 with a queuing system already in place via their website.

INEOS Grenadier interior

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