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. Sure, we’re going to show you the Grenadier versus the heat of Death Valley and the dust of the outback, just like everyone else. 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.
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Grenadier vs the mountains
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 prototype to an unrelenting development and validation process, covering 1.8 million kilometres in 15 countries.
Watch the latest in our Building the Grenadier series, to see how the new prototype held up against crash testing and cold weather performance.Watch now
Grenadier vs. the Grand Tours
The Grenadier is back for a second year supporting the INEOS Grenadiers cycling team. Both will need to prove their stamina by taking on some of the toughest challenges of the Giro, Tour de France and Vuelta. The vehicle will be used as part of our testing in plain sight programme, as we cover hundreds of kilometres every day during professional cycling’s three biggest competitions.
Grenadier vs. The real world
Most important of all, we’re inviting some of you to be testers, critics and advisors. Register your interest for upcoming news about our 2B tour events happening later this year.REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW