Salut! to the French 4×4 of the year

In 4x4, Grenadier, Ineos, Short Cuts by Jonathan Humphrey

The INEOS Grenadier has recently been named ‘4X4 of the Year’

An esteemed panel of off-road experts at 4X4 Magazine in France. This recognition is a great accomplishment for the team, as the Grenadier began production last year and recently began customer deliveries throughout Europe.

About the Ineos Grenadier

In 2017, the Chairman of INEOS, Jim Ratcliffe, saw an opportunity for a new kind of 4×4 vehicle that was stripped back, utilitarian, and reliable. He assembled a team of automotive professionals to make this vision a reality.

The Grenadier is the result of their efforts, combining rugged British design with German engineering to create a truly uncompromising 4×4 that can handle any conditions. It’s perfect for those who depend on a vehicle as a working tool, no matter where they are in the world.

INEOS Automotive is a subsidiary of INEOS, a leading manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals, and oil products with a production network spanning 183 manufacturing facilities in 29 countries. With sales of $65bn in 2021, INEOS is a major player in many industries, from paints to plastics, textiles to technology, and more.

Lynn Calder, CEO of INEOS Automotive, expresses her gratitude for the recognition, stating that it is a testament to the designers, engineers, and production team’s hard work. The Grenadier is a true 4X4 that draws inspiration from past icons while adhering to modern world-class standards of quality, comfort, refinement, and technology.

4X4 Magazine has been a respected off-road outlet in business since 1981. For the awards, readers selected a shortlist of three vehicles that underwent a rigorous judging process by the magazine’s editorial team.

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Michel Renavand, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of 4X4 Magazine, explains that the Grenadier truly embodies the authentic off-road spirit and has all the features necessary to progress efficiently on any surface. He adds that its excellent climbing capabilities make it the undisputed 4×4 of the year.

The INEOS Grenadier is a go-anywhere off-road vehicle designed for toughness and comfort. It features a full box-section ladder frame chassis, heavy-duty solid beam axles, a two-speed transfer case, and up to three locking differentials. The vehicle is powered by a choice of BMW 3.0-litre turbo-charged inline six-cylinder petrol or diesel engines that have been extensively revised and recalibrated for this application.

The interior of the Grenadier boasts utilitarian practicality with advanced technology and comfort. The layout features physical switches that are widely spaced for easy use, a central infotainment screen, and an overhead console for off-road and auxiliary controls. The vehicle also includes hose-out rubber flooring, hard-wearing Recaro seats, and numerous stowage options.

To learn more about Grenadier prices, technical specifications, and options, visit

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