Grenadier Quartermaster – INEOS Automotive begins Production of Grenadier Quartermaster Double Cab Pick-Up
- First series production Quartermasters have started rolling off INEOS Automotive’s production line.
- Unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, the double cab pick-up becomes the second model from INEOS Automotive, combining the qualities of the Grenadier Station Wagon with greater load-lugging versatility.
- First customer deliveries to begin in Europe in December.
- The Quartermaster offers world-class off-road capability, with 264mm of ground clearance, an 800mm wading depth and approach, breakover and departure angles that are best in class for any pick-up.
- Lynn Calder CEO INEOS Automotive said: “The start of production for our second model line is another extremely exciting and important milestone for INEOS Automotive.”
INEOS Grenadier Quartermaster Update 27 November 2023
The first series production Grenadier Quartermaster double cab pick-ups have started rolling off INEOS Automotive’s production line in Hambach, France. Customer deliveries in Europe are due to start in December 2023, with shipments to Asia Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East following soon after. North American sales of the Quartermaster are scheduled to begin in early 2024.
Aptly named after the senior military officer responsible for the supply and distribution of provisions, the five-seat double cab Quartermaster was developed in tandem with the Grenadier Station Wagon and built on the same production line at Hambach, France. Unveiled at Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, the Quartermaster is engineered to deliver the same uncompromising off-road capability and dependability as the Station Wagon but with greater load-carrying versatility.
The Quartermaster shares the Station Wagon’s full box-section ladder frame chassis, heavy-duty solid beam axles, two-speed transfer case, and up to three locking differentials. Power comes from a choice of BMW 3.0-litre turbo-charged inline six-cylinder petrol or diesel engines, driving all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission from ZF.
Largest model in the Grenadier line-up
The largest model in the Grenadier line-up, Quartermaster rides on an extended 3227mm wheelbase – 305mm longer than the Station Wagon. This extended chassis creates a large and highly versatile loadbay, with a payload of up to 832kg for diesel and 907kg for the petrol variant, and the capability to carry a standard 1200mm x 800mm Euro pallet with ease.
A chassis cab model, using the same frame as the Quartermaster pick-up will enter production in 2024, and will be specifically aimed at conversion specialists and commercial body builders.
INEOS Automotive acquired the manufacturing facility at Hambach from Mercedes-Benz in January 2021 and support for the production of the Grenadier line included a new semi-automated paintshop, a new fully automated bodyshop, and a new quality centre.
“The start of production for our second model line is another extremely exciting and important milestone for INEOS Automotive.” says 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.”
To find out more about Grenadier prices, technical specifications and options, visit www.ineosgrenadier.com.
The All-New INEOS Grenadier Quartermaster makes its global debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
- The double cab pick-up becomes second model from INEOS Automotive, combining the qualities of the Grenadier Station Wagon with greater load-lugging versatility
- The Grenadier Quartermaster offers world class off-road ability, with 264mm of ground clearance, an 800mm wading depth and approach, breakover and departure angles unrivalled by any other series production pick-up
- Its longer wheelbase gives it a load bay that easily carries a standard Euro pallet
- Powered by BMW 3.0-litre turbo-charged inline six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission
- Lynn Calder CEO INEOS Automotive said: “I think it is a great looking car, it is truly rugged and unbeatable off-road.”
- The Grenadier Quartermaster will be available for order in Australia on 13 July.
Lynn Calder CEO INEOS Automotive said, “I think it is a great looking vehicle, it is truly rugged and unbeatable off-road.”
While the Grenadier Quartermaster shares most of its architecture and components with the Station Wagon, its strong and rigid box-section ladder frame chassis is 305mm longer. This results in a large and versatile load bay, 1,564mm long and 1,619mm wide, that is large enough to carry a standard 1,200mm x 800mm Euro pallet with ease.
With a payload of 832kg, the same 3,500kg towing capacity as the Grenadier Station Wagon, and a wide range of accessories available, the Grenadier Quartermaster is capable of carrying five people and their bulkiest of loads. Its everyday cargo-lugging versatility is assured by four tie-down rings in the load space (Utility Rails optional), a 400W power take-off, an integrated mounting bar, and a wide 1,280mm tailgate that can support up to 225kg when open.
INEOS Grenadier Quartermaster engine
Like the Station Wagon, the pick-up is powered by BMW 3.0-litre turbo-charged inline six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. A centre differential lock and a two-speed transfer case are fitted as standard (front and rear diff locks are optional). The Grenadier Quartermaster also rides on the same heavy-duty five-link front and rear suspension, and is fitted with Carraro-supplied solid beam axles complemented by powerful Brembo brakes and a recirculating ball steering system.
The Grenadier Quartermaster boasts class-leading off-road ability, with 264mm of ground clearance, an 800mm wading depth and approach, breakover and departure angles unrivalled by any other series production pick-up.
The model line-up will mirror that of the Station Wagon and is available in standard, Trialmaster and Fieldmaster trim, all of which carry the commercial N1 vehicle classification in the EU.
Quartermaster will be available with a wide range of tailored accessories for drivers looking to customise it to their specific needs. Its cargo bay can be fitted with a robust frame and waterproof canvas canopy or a lockable roller tonneau cover, while a roof rack further increases carrying capacity and can host a wide range of mounts to carry expedition essentials such as jerry cans, sand ladders and shovels.
Order books in Australia open on 13 July 2023. To find out more about Grenadier prices, technical specifications and options, visit www.ineosgrenadier.com.