Ineos starts building its rugged off-roader ute

The first series production versions of the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster dual-cab ute have started rolling off the production line at the company’s production facility in Hambach, France.

First customer deliveries are set to begin in Europe in December. Shipments to the Asia Pacific region – which includes Australia – as well as to Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East will be “following soon after”. North American sales on the other hand are set to begin in early 2024.

The Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster was revealed earlier this year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was developed in tandem with the Grenadier Station Wagon and is built on the same production line.

The fledging carmaker has also announced a cab-chassis version of the Grenadier Quartermaster will enter production in 2024, and will be aimed at “conversion specialists and commercial body builders”.

As previously reported, pricing for the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster starts from $110,000 before on-roads and extends to $123,000 before on-roads.

Based on the Grenadier wagon and sharing much of its underpinnings, the dual-cab Quartermaster is 545mm longer overall – 305mm longer in the wheelbase alone.

The tub measures 1564mm long and 1619mm wide, ensuring it can fit a standard Euro pallet. The Grenadier’s 3500kg braked towing capacity also carries over, while payload is rated at 832kg.

There are four tie-down rings in the tub plus an integrated mounting bar and a 400W power takeoff.

Ineos also says the tailgate measures 1280mm wide and can support up to 225kg.

A range of accessories is available, including a waterproof canvas canopy, lockable roller tonneau, utility rails, and a roof rack that can support mounts for essential items like jerry cans and shovels.

Power comes from the same 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six petrol and diesel engines as the Grenadier wagon, that are sourced from BMW. Also familiar are the ZF-sourced eight-speed automatic, Brembo brakes, and five-link front and rear suspension with solid beam axles sourced from Carraro.

A recirculating ball steering system features, as well as a centre differential lock and two-speed transfer case are standard, with locking front and rear differentials optional.

“The start of production for our second model line is another extremely exciting and important milestone for Ineos Automotive,” said CEO Lynn Calder.

“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.”

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