YOUR GRENADIER UPDATE
Major milestones, putting prototypes through their paces, making partnership deals, building new sites, tackling the challenges of Coronavirus, plus interviewing some of our key personnel over zoom – the INEOS Grenadier team has certainly been busy. See how we’re working to keep our plans on track and read all the latest INEOS Automotive news below.
AN UPDATE FROM OUR CEO
Creating a serious new 4X4 off-road vehicle from the ground up presents plenty of challenges. Challenges our CEO, Dirk Heilmann, relishes. Mark Evans sat down with him to get the inside track on everything that’s been going on with the Grenadier project over the past few months.
WE ARE NOW PUTTING THE PROTOTYPES THROUGH THEIR PACES, WE ARE LOOKING AT GLOBAL TESTING FIELDS.
TESTED TO THE MAX.
Test driving the early Grenadier prototype was a major milestone. It tackled the test track at our partners Magna, in Austria. And hit key off-road articulation, ground clearance, and approach and departure angle performance targets. Big steps forward. And proof our hard work is paying off.
WE FATIGUE TEST FOR HUNDREDS OF HOURS ON THE TEST RIG WHICH SIMULATES 300,000KM OFF-ROAD USE.
INEOS + MAGNA: A POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP.
We’re delighted to have Magna working alongside us as we set our sights on production. Over 100 years of vehicle production experience. A huge range of specialised services. A leading global engineering and manufacturing partner. And already responsible for the Grenadier’s chassis and suspension. They’re the perfect partner. Car pictured is a Steyr-Daimler-Puch Pinzgauer 4x4, developed by Magna Steyr since 1969, and pictured on the Schöckl mountain of Graz, Austria.
TALKING TO OFF ROADER ENTHUSIASTS
When our Commercial Director, Mark Tennant, met 4X4 users and enthusiasts (and potential Grenadier owners) at a series of our customer workshops, they really had their say. A great chance to hear their expectations for our off-road vehicle. We caught up with Dora Boganyi who organised these workshops, to find out more.
THEY WANT TO GIVE THEIR INPUT, WE WANT TO LISTEN AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE OFFER THE MAXIMUM TO OUR CUSTOMERS.
ONLY THE BEST WILL DO.
To build a proper 4X4, we need proper supply partners. Ones that share our vision of creating a stripped-back, serious 4X4. And understand that every part, no matter how big or small, must be as tough and hard-wearing as we and our customers expect. So far, we’ve appointed partners that meet the mark. And we’ll continue to recruit more as we aim for our goal – creating the ultimate off-road vehicle.
WE CAN DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY. WE DON’T HAVE ANY HISTORY WHEN IT COMES TO SUPPLIER EVALUATIONS SO WE HAVE TO BUILD EVERYTHING FROM SCRATCH.
Carraro To Supply Beam Axles for Grenadier
Carraro Group selected to supply the beam axles for the INEOS Grenadier 4X4. Read about the beam axle supplier Carraro and their partnership.
EPISODE 7 - Prototype to Production
In Episode 7 of Building The Grenadier, we delve into prototype testing getting the Grenadier ready for Australian conditions. Watch the episode to find out how we got the Grenadier ready for production.
INEOS Grenadier Production Site Confirmed
The former Mercedes-Benz facility in Hambach has been confirmed as the new INEOS Grenadier production site. Read more about the state-of-the-art facility.