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Watch out Land Cruiser: Ineos Grenadier is coming to Australia priced from $84,500 with growing dealer network

John Law

The Ineos Grenadier is edging closer to release with dealer locations and stockists locked-in ahead of further Australian testing

The 2022 Ineos Grenadier is gearing up to launch in Australia and the brand has so far locked in contracts with nine of its slated 16 experience centres across the country. 

The British brand’s Grenadier is as close as you can get to buying an original-series Land Rover, with the new-generation Defender moving upmarket.

The Ineos Grenadier is undergoing final local Australian evaluation ahead of its launch before July this year. Pricing will start from $84,500 before on-road costs for a basic two-seat variant of this spiritual Defender successor.

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The Grenadier promises to be a proper off-roader

Ineos says it will offer several specifications of Grenadier in Australia, including the work-friendly dual-cab ute and two-seat wagon – much like the agricultural Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series

A more lifestyle-friendly five-seat option will be offered as a rival to the Land Cruiser 300 Series and Land Rover Defender, though pricing has not yet been confirmed for any up-spec Grenadiers. 

As for who Ineos anticipates will be keen on the Grenadier, a spokesperson from the brand’s Australian arm elaborated: “the Australian Grenadier buyer sits on a scale between work and leisure. 

“From diehard 4×4 enthusiasts and overlanders, to utilitarians and those who will use the vehicle for work, through to those who simply want the vehicle to tow their boat or caravan for leisure.”

Where do I get a Grenadier and how do I service one?

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The Grenadier’s cabin is all about functionality

Nine out of the proposed 16 dealers are signed up in Australia to this date, the current network covers a decent chunk of the east coast with locations from Port Macquarie to Launceston. The brand aims to “provide local retail and after-sales support to 75 percent of the population in its first year.”

While the dealers that sign agreements can sell Grenadiers, servicing can be carried out across a broader area thanks to Ineos’s decision to team up with and train select Bosch Service Centres which are scattered across Australia. 

Ineos has also confirmed it will offer further peace of mind for buyers, including five-year service plans (with pricing yet to be confirmed) and five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty coverage for the Grenadier.

What will the Grenadier cost?

A basic two-seater will be priced from $84,500 before on-road costs, so this isn’t going to be a Suzuki Jimny competitor, or even the Land Cruiser Prado

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With rigid axles front and back, the Grenadier is a proper 4WD

By the time you’ve opted for a five-seater with some interesting chequerboard details (check out the configurator if you haven’t done so already), a mid-spec Grenadier will likely set you back close to $100,000 (or more).

That said, pricing is yet to be confirmed and Ineos isn’t ready to provide a timeline for when detailed specifications will be available, though the vehicle is set to launch before July this year. 

If you want to secure your place in the queue, Ineos is taking fully-refundable $800 deposits now to reserve your Grenadier. 

How capable is the Grenadier

Grunt comes from the buyer’s choice of a 212kW/450Nm 3.0-litre turbo-petrol six or 185kW/550Nm turbo-diesel six sourced from BMW and hooked up to a ZF eight-speed torque-converter automatic.

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All-terrain tyres and steel wheels are available

The Grenadier boasts full-time 4WD with a low-range transfer case that should give it a solid base to work from.

Add to that some off-road smarts including rigid front and rear axles, plus locking centre and rear differentials, and the Grenadier should be a formidable off-roader. 

Ineos offers a wide range of specification choices too, including the pictured 17-inch steel wheels with either all-season or all-terrain tyres, depending on the customer’s preference. Alloy wheels are also available. 

Ineos Grenadier 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • Grenadier: $84,500