Jim Ratcliffe is the CEO of the INEOS chemical company. He also happens to be a rich man of the United Kingdom. Ratcliffe has wanted the past Land Rover Defender to come back so carefully. The British man decidedly named his own vehicle in reference to the Land Rover. He named it the Grenadier.
Of course, the Grenadier has had a hard time coming to the Jaguar’s Land Rover understanding. This is connected to the Defender visually for sure. Magna Steyr would engineer the Grenadier in Austria.
INEOS Is Changing The Future Of SUVs.
They were thinking of using the BMW inline-six engine set to be the Daimler factory known as the Hambach plant in France which creates to build the Smart Fortwo. Of course, Daimler is switching the production of compact electric vehicles to Hungary. But INEOS has acquired an effectively different brand-new facility with line robots still around in the delivery packaging.
INEOS is still thinking of producing the Fortwo EV for a bunch more years of the deal. Grenadier is an old-school style of vehicle. The Defender is moving to indie-suspension sure, but it also targets itself at affluent and wealthy buyers. There’s body-on-frame construction, with two-speed transfer case as standard, with live axles at both ends.
But the Hambach plant affirms that the Grenadier is likely a separate car from the original one. The Defender had been built in a desolate area of the Soihull factory with tolerance to be seen as a high variable. The Grenadier seems a little more like an operating room. All coming together with bodyshells scanned to confirm accuracy with more than 1 millimeter.
The INEOS offers gas and diesel turbo sixes while displacing 3.0 liters, though the gas version is pretty well-planned for States. It gives off 332 pound-feet of torque with 281 horsepower, with an eight-speed ZF automatic.