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Ineos Grenadier Reaches Past $100K With Options Like A Heavy Duty Winch And Safari Windows

The spiritual successor to the Land Rover Defender, the Ineos Grenadier is now officially on sale in the U.S. Before you head to one of Ineos’ 19 retailers across the country, you can now build one using the company’s build and price tool on its site. Prepare for a bit of sticker shock, though. The Grenadier starts at $71,500 before destination, around $10K more than a new four-door Defender, and prices rise fast.

You can have the Grenadier, which Ineos calls a “station wagon,” in three configurations: the standard Grenadier costs $71,500, while the Trialmaster and Fieldmaster trims both start at $79,190. No matter what Grenadier you choose, they’re all powered by the same BMW powertrain, a 3.0-liter inline-six with 282 horsepower paired with an eight-speed automatic. With brick-like aerodynamics and a bunch of off-road stuff piled on, you can expect V8-like fuel economy numbers of 15 mpg across the board, unless you choose the Grenadier Trialmaster, which gets 14 mpg.

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Ineos describes the base Grenadier as a blank canvas that you can customize to your liking, and it’s true. You can choose from 10 different exterior colors that range in price from $580 to $790, and four wheel options from standard 17-inch steelies to 18-inch $2,250 alloys. With this being an off road vehicle, though, the best (and priciest) options are the ones for that purpose.

Want an access ladder outback to help you climb onto your roof? That’ll be $450. Safari windows, essentially pop-out skylights for the front seats, will set you back $2,150. A contrasting roof color? That’s $1,280. The Rough Pack, which equips the Grenadier with BF Goodrich K2 all-terrain tires and locking front and rear diffs, will cost you $2,850. If you plan to do a little water fording, you’ll need the $850 air intake and $395 pre-cleaner.

A light bar – that hopefully won’t get used on other drivers on the road – is $1,125. If you think you’ll need some help getting recovered, Ineos has got you covered as you can get both a winch and recovery kit from the factory. If you want winches front and rear on your Grenadier, be prepared to part with $7,350: $4,085 for a heavy duty 5.5-ton front winch and $3,265 for a removable rear winch. The recovery kit is $485, and Ineos will even throw in a shovel for another $90. If you plan to carry cargo on top of your Grenadier, roof racks and crossbars, of which there are three to choose from, will run you $550-$2,000.

Ineos Grenadier Interior

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The Grenadier is a pretty utilitarian vehicle, so there aren’t many luxury features. If you want creature comforts, those will cost you too. Want something other than the standard heavy duty flooring with drain valves? That’ll cost you $250-$285 for rubber or carpeted mats. A premium sound system costs $700, and a driver’s pack that covers the steering wheel, handbrake and instrument panel grips in saddle colored aniline leather is $800. The standard seating is a tough-looking cloth; if you want leather in either tan or black that’ll be $2,000, and you can throw on another $535 for heated seats.

No matter how you go about it, the Grenadier will be expensive – I got a Grenadier Trialmaster up to $102,100. Depending on your use case, though, the Ineos Grenadier just may have the off-road chops to be worth it.


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