INEOS' Engineering Partnership with Carraro
Carraro To Supply Beam Axles for the Grenadier
INEOS Automotive has announced the Grenadier will be built with beam axles supplied by the Carraro Group, marking another key milestone for the development of its new purpose-built 4X4.
INEOS Automotive has partnered with engineering group Carraro for the supply of front and rear beam axles for the forthcoming Grenadier. The contract, covering the lifecycle of the vehicle, provides INEOS’s new uncompromising 4X4 with durable beam axles.
To ensure the Grenadier can conquer the extreme environments it’s designed to operate in, it will also be tackling an intensive testing and development programme. This will see the Grenadier cover nearly two million kilometres on everything from ice and sand to the roughest tracks and trails the world has to offer.
Why Carraro Axles?
THE APPOINTMENT OF CARRARO GROUP REINFORCES OUR COMMITMENT TO BRING TOGETHER THE WORLD’S BEST SUPPLIERS, CREATING THE ULTIMATE UTILITARIAN OFF-ROADER. CARRARO OFFERS A WEALTH OF ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE AND A ROBUST PRODUCT THAT COMPLEMENTS THE GRENADIER BLUEPRINT OF AN UNCOMPROMISING 4X4.
Beam axles are an essential component of the blueprint and was the clear choice for Grenadier due to the simplicity, ease of maintenance and most importantly maximising ground clearance under all conditions.
This important agreement with INEOS highlights our intent to develop the Group's off-highway automotive sector,’’ commented Enrico Carraro, Chairman of Carraro. ‘’Being a part of the Grenadier project also allows us to expand the product offer in a complementary way towards a sector with great potential for future developments”.
The announcement follows INEOS Automotive’s confirmation of Magna Steyr’s appointment as series development partners, and BMW Group as suppliers of their world-class inline six-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine.
Go behind the scenes of the development of our serious off-roader, and learn more about the Grenadier's ladder frame and beam axles in Episode 1 of Building the Grenadier.
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EPISODE 5 - ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
A proper off-road 4X4 needs an engine & transmission that can handle the toughest New Zealand terrain. We've chosen BMW 3 litre, 6-cylinder engines and the ZF 8-speed automatic gearbox to ensure our proper 4X4 is built to handle whatever you throw at it.