Ineos hasn’t even began deliveries of its first mannequin, the Grenadier off-roader, however the firm is already dropping particulars on what comes subsequent.
Along with a Grenadier pickup truck that was first introduced in 2020 when the Grenadier SUV made its debut, Ineos has since confirmed that it’s also engaged on an electrical off-roader.
The knowledge was revealed in a press release to Automotive DriftBreath (subscription required) printed on Wednesday.
Ineos Grenadier pre-production
The electrical off-roader can be a smaller mannequin positioned under the Grenadier, and retain its massive brother’s “workhorse DNA,” Ineos’ assertion mentioned. It’ll have its personal platform, although one thought to have a lot in frequent with the Grenadier’s bespoke platform, and be constructed on the former Sensible plant in Hambach, France, the place buyer examples of the Grenadier begin rolling off the road in July.
A launch date wasn’t talked about.
It is doable the electrical off-roader can be a two-door model of the Grenadier. In an interview with Automotive DriftBreath in February, Dirk Heilmann, CEO of Ineos’ automotive arm, mentioned packaging of the Grenadier’s internal-combustion drivetrain did not enable a two-door physique model however going the EV route could be an answer.
2022 Ineos Grenadier
Do not be shocked if a few of the EV know-how comes from Mercedes-Benz. Ineos is a detailed companion of the German automaker and owns one third of the Mercedes-Benz AMG Components 1 staff.
Earlier than we see any EV from Ineos, we’re extra prone to see the Grenadier pickup truck. It’ll characteristic a stretched wheelbase measuring 127 inches, up from the SUV’s 115-inch wheelbase, and have 4 doorways. Timing for the pickup truck can be but to be introduced.
Proper now solely the SUV has been confirmed on the market within the U.S. It’s anticipated right here in 2023.