Grenadier Quartermaster

Pickup Version Grenadier SUV Coming to American Market

Anyone who’s into off-roading and overlanding has to be intrigued when they come across news of the Grenadier, a Land-Rover Defender-style reboot that will soon be arriving in the US.

Now, the UK-based chemical giant behind the Grenadier, INEOS, has taken the wraps off its second offering in the automotive sector, a pickup-truck variant of its flagship Grenadier SUV, named the Quartermaster. The company has confirmed that this fresh variant will also reach American shores.

Dubbed the INEOS Grenadier Quartermaster, the pickup shares the same sturdy ladder-frame chassis as its SUV counterpart, underpinned by a 282-hp BMW inline-six powerhouse. As per the current exchange rates, the Quartermaster’s price tag stands at roughly $86,797 in the UK, however, its US pricing specifics are slated for a 2024 announcement when American buyers can start placing their orders.

The Grenadier Quartermaster looks like a pickup truck version of a Land Rover Defender. Yes, please!

INEOS is exploring strategies to dodge the 25-percent “Chicken Tax” tariff applicable to trucks manufactured outside the U.S, which could potentially involve the opening of a new production facility stateside.

The Grenadier Quartermaster, revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, takes inspiration from the Land Rover Defender in both form and spirit. Its ladder-frame chassis is 12.0 inches longer than the SUV, giving way to a 61.6-by-63.7-inch bed designed to conveniently accommodate a standard European pallet.

The Quartermaster boasts the same engine line-up as the Grenadier SUV, a BMW turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. In the European market, a diesel option accompanies the 282-hp gasoline version. Power is harnessed via a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission along with a standard center locking differential and a two-speed transfer case. Customers can also opt for electronically locking front and rear differentials at an additional cost.

With towing capacity at par with the SUV variant at 7,716 pounds and a payload of 1,676 pounds, the Quartermaster is built to tackle rugged terrains. It comes equipped with four tie-down hooks and a 400W power takeoff in the bed, ground clearance of 10.4 inches, and a wading depth of 31.5 inches.

The pickup will be available in three trim levels, mirroring the SUV: a minimalist base model, an off-road-oriented Trialmaster, and the lavish fully equipped Fieldmaster. It’s hard not to get excited about a pickup truck version of the Defender, er, um, I mean, the Grenadier.

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