INEOS expands Grenadier project

Jan. 8, 2020
London-based manufacturer turns to Magna Steyr for series development of the new stripped-back, utilitarian 4x4

INEOS Automotive, headquartered in London, England, recently expanded its Grenadier partnership with global mobility technology company Magna.

Magna subsidiary Magna Powertrain has been responsible for chassis and suspension development since the project’s inception. Now it will be joined by Magna Steyr, which will undertake the series development phase of the forthcoming stripped-back, utilitarian 4x4 vehicle, INEOS said.

“The transition from concept to series development is a major landmark in the evolution of the Grenadier,” said Dirk Heilmann, chief executive officer of INEOS. “We are pleased to have Magna, with their long heritage and experience in 4x4 development, with us for the next stage of the journey. With our production plans recently confirmed, we now move into all-important series development and start to set our sights on the start of production.” 

The confirmation of Magna Steyr’s appointment follows recent announcements of BMW Group as suppliers of their world-class inline six-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines for the Grenadier, and its new manufacturing home in Bridgend, South Wales.

“Magna is in a unique position with our complete vehicle knowledge,” said Frank Klein, president of complete vehicle manufacturing and engineering at Magna Steyr. “Because of our expertise, we can continue to support traditional automakers while also becoming the go-to supplier for new players entering the space.

“We are excited to help INEOS Automotive bring the Grenadier to reality.” 

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