Ineos Grenadier – The Countdown Has Begun (Spec & Price Details)

  Colin Windell

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 2 May, 2022



The clock is ticking, and the countdown has begun to the formal launch of the Ineos Grenadier in South Africa. Pricing has also been confirmed, with the base model station wagon pegged at R1,4-million.

There will be three BMW-powered Grandier variations at launch – the Standard, Trialmaster and Fieldmaster – and each has an extensive options list allowing buyers to spec their vehicle to their specific needs.

Both the petrol and diesel engine options drive through the same automatic gearbox but there is no price differential between the fuel choices.

The standard specification Grenadier is a blank canvas ready to be configured for the exact needs of customers. It is built for those needing a stripped-back, no-nonsense workhorse, but still with the comfort, refinement, and standard features that today’s drivers expect.

The Trialmaster Edition has been specced with extreme off-roading in mind. It is named after the iconic Belstaff Trialmaster Jacket, which was created in 1948 at the request of professional trials biker and Irishman, Sammy Miller, and was designed to cope with the gruelling conditions of the Scottish Six Days Trial. 

While the Grenadier Trialmaster Edition also gets the Smooth Pack – a collection of comfort and convenience features that makes the Grenadier even easier to use in every situation and includes a rear-view camera, puddle lamps, power heated door mirrors and auxiliary USB power outlets – it has an entirely different personality thanks in part to the additional Rough Pack. This adds front and rear diff locks and the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres. 

It also gets a host of additional practical kit, including a raised air intake, exterior utility belts and an auxiliary battery. 

The Grenadier Fieldmaster Edition is named after the Belstaff Fieldmaster Jacket, which is designed for life in the outdoors. 

In addition to the inclusion of the Smooth Pack, Fieldmaster spec adds other further premium enhancements which includes 17-inch alloy wheels (with the option to upgrade to 18-inch alloy wheels), Safari Windows, leather upholstery, carpet floor mats and heated front seats. 

From launch, INEOS will offer a wide range of factory-fit options to mix and match as you see fit, the aforementioned Rough and Smooth packs and as well as an extensive choice of other accessories. 

Order books and an enhanced online configurator go live from May 18 and the online configurator at www.ineosgrenadier.com takes customers through the build of their perfect Grenadier, step-by-step. An online finance calculator is part of the process. With transparency and no negotiation with dealers to worry about, the price shown on the configurator is the price customers will pay.

Once the configuration is finalised, customers will be able to choose their collection location – an interactive map showing the nearest retailers will be available on the website. A deposit payment of R40 000 – refundable until the vehicle contract is signed – secures a build slot. The R10 000 reservation fee already paid by customers will contribute to the deposit amount.

Retailers will be the backbone of the service network, providing maintenance, repair and parts, and in South Africa this will be covered by the SMH Group in Gauteng and the SMG Group in Cape Town and Durban. Additional geographical coverage will be provided by hand-picked INEOS-accredited independent 4X4 specialist workshops. 

According to INEOS: “The aim is for most customers to always be within a reasonable distance of an authorised service point. ‘Flying Spanner’ technicians from INEOS HQ are on-call if the service network needs additional support. Roadside assistance will also be included as standard with every Grenadier. For all owners, help will never be far away.

“INEOS Automotive recommends a regular 12-month servicing interval for the Grenadier; or six-month servicing for continuous tough environments.”

For owners who want to carry out work on their Grenadier themselves, INEOS will provide online 3D interactive manuals with support from the technical team at INEOS HQ just a call or a click away. The vehicle has been deliberately designed and engineered to be easy to work on inside and out.

The Grenadier is powered by a choice of two straight-six, 3,0-litre BMW engines. The turbo-petrol engine produces 210 kW and 450Nm of torque, while the twin-turbo diesel generates 183 kW and 550 Nm.

The Grenadier’s engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic ZF gearbox driving the permanent four-wheel-drive setup that features a two-speed transfer case from Tremec, alongside CV joints and propshafts from Dana Spicer.

The manually operated two-speed transfer case has a built-in centre differential which is lockable in both high and low range.

As well as the centre locking differential in the transfer case, two optional electronically actuated diff locks are available, front and rear, with 100% mechanical engagement. The front and rear diff locks can be independently toggled from the overhead control panel and automatically disengage at 75km/h to protect the drivetrain. 

The off-road capabilities include:

  • Ground clearance: 264 mm
  • Wading depth: 800 mm
  • Approach angle: 36,2 degrees
  • Breakover angle: 28,2 degrees
  • Departure angle: 36,1 degrees

The chassis combines a five-link suspension setup with Brembo brakes and Bridgestone tyres and the coil springs are made by Eibach, offering flex with nine degrees of front axle articulation and 12 degrees at the rear.

Inside, occupant comfort is taken care of with Recaro seats and the fact the vehicle body is isolated from the ladder-frame by eight chassis mounts, reducing body vibrations and insulating passengers from bumps in the road as a result.

The standard seating upholstery is a combination of hard-wearing tough cloth and vinyl that are stain, dirt and water-resistant, and are easy to clean. Leather seats – in black, or in two-tone black-and-grey – are available as an option. 

The Grenadier’s Central Control System, designed specifically for INEOS Automotive, displays all required information via an easy-to-control 12,3-inch touchscreen, which can be accessed using the buttons on the multifunction steering wheel or the rotary controller on the centre console.

Android Auto and wireless Apple CarPlay (both included as standard) take care of on-road navigation needs, using Waze, Google Maps, or whatever compatible app the driver chooses. Off-road, owners can use INEOS Automotive’s Pathfinder navigation system (included as standard), which has been specifically developed for adventures in the Grenadier. Pathfinder enables the driver to plot GPS waypoints, save and share .GPX files.

The Grenadier is equipped as standard with two front crash bags, two curtain bags, and two side bags for driver and front passenger. The Grenadier also features ISOFIX/iSize child seat anchor points for each of the two outboard rear seats on five-seat models.

Standard safety items include anti-lock brakes, electronic traction control (ETC), electronic stability control (ESC), automatic hazard warning, tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), seatbelt reminder system, Uphill Assist, Downhill Assist, cruise control and Trailer Stability Assist.

With its 60:40 split-folding rear bench seat folded flat, the five-seat Station Wagon provides 2 035 litres of load space. With the rear seats in use, the load space is 1 152 litres. 


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