- Sir Jim Ratcliffe has revealed the Ineos Grenadier – a rugged off-roader that takes inspiration from the original Land Rover Defender
- The SUV will use BMW-sourced six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines
- The carmaker aims to begin production in 2021
Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s rugged new SUV, the Ineos Grenadier, has broken cover with a variety of clear design references to the old Land Rover Defender and a specification that could easily pass for a modernised version of the 1948 original.
Despite this, the Grenadier is an all-new 4×4 created by a ground-up team and brand, with modern components, a state-of-the-art powertrain and possibly an even more singular purpose than the icon that it seeks to supplant.
The Grenadier is similar in size to the latest Mercedes-Benz G-class and is powered by a modular range of six-cylinder BMW diesel and petrol engines. It’ll…