A 4x4 built on purpose needs a testing programme built on purpose.
A 4x4 built on purpose needs a testing programme built on purpose. 130 second-phase prototypes will be deployed around the world, tackling 1.8 million kilometres of unrelenting development activity. But we’re also pitting the Grenadier against the real world. In full view. Wins and losses. To make sure it stands up to the jobs you need it for. Here’s what you can expect. It’s also where we’ll keep you updated.
Grenadier VS Dangerous Ground
The HALO Trust is the world’s largest landmine clearance organisation, tackling some of the most inhospitable places on the planet. To do their work, they need a 4X4 fleet that is fit for purpose. Over the next 12 months, we’ll update you as we work with HALO's vehicle engineers, deploying Grenadier prototypes on an active HALO programme in Kosovo. With their feedback, we’re working together to provide them with the 4X4 they need.
This April, the Grenadier has completed the first phase in testing, following a punishing examination of it’s off-road capabilities on one of the most formidable grounds in the world. At 1,445 metres high and steep gradients of up to 60 percent, the Austrian Alps are renowned for their unforgiving and destructive hard rock terrain. Contrasting with the soft mud of most purpose-built facilities. Access to the mountain trails are severely restricted. Making it a privilege for the Grenadier to be associated with one of the toughest proving grounds in 4X4 history.
Grenadier Vs the elements
The intense heat of Death Valley, vast sand dunes in the Middle East, the choking bull dust of the Australian outback, the mountainous trails of Austria, the ice and snow of Sweden. Our engineers will continue to subject the Grenadier prototypes to an unrelenting development and validation process, covering 1.8 million kilometres in 15 countries.
Watch Building the Grenadier series to see how the new prototype held up against crash testing and cold-weather performance.
The Grenadier supported the INEOS Grenadiers Cycling Team for the second time earlier this year. Both needed to prove their stamina by taking on some of the toughest challenges of the Giro, Tour de France and Vuelta. The vehicle was used as part of our testing in plain sight program, as we covered hundreds of kilometres every day during professional cycling's three biggest competitions.
GRENADIER VS THE REAL WORLD
Our 2B Prototype Tour has been giving members of the public their first ride in the Grenadier. Over difficult terrain, too. Find out how our capable 4X4 has been handling the deep ruts, steep inclines and customer scrutiny.