We drive the INEOS Grenadier at the launch

Is the INEOS Grenadier any good

INEOS Grenadier 4WD First drive – I just got back from the Australian drive day for the INEOS Grenadier. 4WD enthusiasts will know that this all-new vehicle was conceived on the back of a five-pound note in the Grenadier pub in England. Ineos Grenadier 2024 4WD track 1 A very wealthy businessman, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, decided that he would add an automotive 4WD division to his businesses and we are thankful he did.

The Grenadier is a mix of old school 4WD functionality with modern technology. But not too much thankfully. The makers have eschewed many intrusive safety features and kept it as simple as possible.

What they didn’t miss out on was true 4WD capability. It has it by the bucket full. We took the Grenadier over some interesting and moderately difficult tracks, and it handled them with ease.

On road ride and handling is more like a premium SUV rather than a rough 4WD and inside you can opt for the level of luxury you want.

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The closest vehicle to it would perhaps be the Land Rover Defender, the new one.

There are three models to choose from, with two inline six-cylinder engines from BMW and one 8 speed ZF Automatic transmission.

Pricing starts from $109,000 plus the usual costs for the utility wagon and there is a comprehensive options list available.

The INEOS Grenadier is absolutely worth a drive if you are looking for a premium 4WD wagon.

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INEOS Grenadier 4WD First Drive Video

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What is good?

  • Looks cool.
  • 4WD Capability.
  • Comfortable to sit in and drive

What is not so good?

  • Speed display on central screen not in front of driver
  • Multitude of switches can become a bit overwhelming.
  • Can become expensive with long options list

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Also look at.

The Grenadier is a bit of a loner.

But buyers could look at Jeep WranglerToyota LC76, or the Land Rover Defender.

Obviously, there is the Toyota LC300, or the Nissan Patrol Warrior.

Other smaller 4WDs include Isuzu MU-XMitsubishi Pajero Sport, SsangYong RextonToyota Fortuner.

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INEOS Grenadier final thoughts

First impressions are that the Grenadier is a good piece of gear.

There you go, years of development, a billion EURO plus of development cost and I sum it up as a good piece of gear.

But it is. It feels almost over engineered. The mindfulness to the original philosophy is impressive.

It sits almost in its own little segment. Not as utilitarian as the LC76 or as plush as the new Defender.

The INEOS Grenadier is a robust, practical and purpose built, functional, true 4WD. Its more an expedition vehicle for true adventures.

In the increasingly homogenised SUV and soulless EV world we seem to be moving towards, having 4WDs that are slightly flawed but full of personality, like the INEOS Grenadier is comforting.

It is a little expensive, but quality always comes with a price.

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