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Ineos Grenadier is a toughie, sans frills, that should put ...


Ineos Grenadier is a toughie, sans frills, that should put smiles on dials

The marque has come up with a utilitarian vehicle that means business

Motoring editor, reporter and presenter

If you’re a fan of boxy overland vehicles with serious terrain-mashing credentials, you’ve probably heard of Ineos Automotive.

The ambitious British motoring brand was founded in 2017. In the words of its chairperson, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the company aims to plug the “gap in the market for a stripped back, utilitarian, hard-working 4x4 engineered for modern-day compliance and reliability”.

No coincidence that its first product, the Grenadier, resembles one of the longest-enduring pioneers of rough-and-tumble adventuring, Land Rover’s Defender. And the name? The reason might amuse you: Grenadier was the pub in which the founding team originally conceived the idea for the tough off-roader...

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