INEOS Grenadier 4WD 2024 Review

INEOS Grenadier 4WD First drive

INEOS Grenadier – 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 with roof top tent 5  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.

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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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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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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INEOS Grenadier

Model

Grenadier Station Wagon

Model Price$110,000 MLP*
Engine3.0L 6 Cyl Twin Turbo diesel Euro 5
Drivetrain8 Sp ZF AT 4WD dual range
Battery Capacity / typeN/A
Power183kW @ 3,250 rpm (diesel)
Torque550Nm @ 1,250 – 3,000 rpm
Fuel ADR10.5L/100km
Fuel on TestTBA L/100km
Fuel capacity90L
Range (WLTP) / efficiencyTBA
Fast Charge / Home (240V)N/A
SafetyN/A
CO2 Emissions276g/km
0-100kmh/Top Speed9.8 Sec / 160 km/h
ServicingTBA
Warranty5yr/ Unlimited km with
Roadside Assist5Yr. conditional roadside assist

*MLP Includes GST and LCT but excluding statutory charges, dealer costs and dealer delivery. See your dealer for RDAP. Does not include price of options. Some features mentioned in the article are options. RDAP means Recommended Drive Away Price (without options but including all other charges)

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Overall Rating    

85/100

Behind the Wheel8
Comfort8
Equipment7
Performance9
Ride and Handling9
Practicality8
Fit for Purpose9
4WD / Towing10 (4WD 5 / Towing 5)
Technology/connectivity8
Value for Money9

*Towing and AWD capability is measured against similar vehicles in the same class.

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Dimensions

 
Overall Length4896mm
Wheelbase2922mm
Width1930mm
Height2036mm
Wheels18×8.0 Alloy
Tyres255/70 R18 LT BFG AT KO2
Max ground clearance264mm
Wading Depth800mm
Approach35.5 degrees
Rampover28.2 degrees
Departure angle36.1 degrees
Turning Circle KTK13.5m
Boot Capacity Min1152L
Boot capacity Max2035L
Battery WeightN/A
Kerb Weight2718kg
Payload (kg)833kg
GVM (kg)3550kg
GCM7000kg
Towing Capacity3500kg
Tow Ball rating250kg

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Overall Rating
  • 8.5/10
    Rating - 8.5/10
8.5/10

Summary

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.

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Rob Fraser – General dogsbody & Director Rob is the founder of the business. He constantly mutters something about way too many red wines one evening being to blame. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive. He first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. In addition to 4WD he is an avid motoring enthusiast and has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since his teens. He has owned way too many cars in his time as well. Having previously lived at the top of corporate life he retired in 2000 and hasn’t put a suit and tie on since. Cars are his passion so why not have a business doing what you love he figures. He has towed either a caravan or camper trailer to most parts of Australia, has run guided tours for camper trailers’ and instructed drivers in off road towing.