New 4×4 manufacturer Ineos has just launched a pickup. The Grenadier Quartermaster is a double-cab pickup set to join the Grenadier SUV in the company’s lineup and go on sale in early 2024.
The Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster was developed at the same time as the Grenadier SUV/wagon, and they’re built on the same basic chassis. But, to fit a useful pickup bed instead of the wagon’s cargo area, there have been some changes underneath.
Stretched for Usable Bed Space
Ineos stretched the Grenadier by a foot to make the Quartermaster. The extra length means a 61.5-inch-long bed that is 63.7 inches wide. The box is big enough to fit a standard Euro pallet and should be big enough to hold the slightly larger American-size one when it comes here.
The Quartermaster’s pickup box can hold up to 1,676 pounds. The tailgate can support just shy of 500 when it’s open, making it capable of holding cargo or a couple of passengers taking a sit-down break. The cab will seat five and should offer the same level of passenger comfort as the SUV.
BMW Inline Sixes
You’ll find the same BMW-sourced engines under the hood of the Quartermaster as in the SUV. While Europe gets a diesel, expect the U.S. to get only the gas powertrain. It’s a 282-horsepower, 332-pound-foot, 3.0L twin-turbo straight-six paired with an eight-speed automatic. The powertrain lets the Grenadier Quartermaster tow 7,716 pounds, the same as the SUV.
‘Unrivaled’ Off-Road Capability
The Quartermaster will get the same off-road kit as the SUV. The standard pack includes a locking center differential and a two-speed transfer case, with front and rear lockers on the options list.
The Quartermaster’s ground clearance is 10.4 inches, with a 31.5-inch water wading depth. Ineos didn’t detail the approach, departure, and break-over angles, but the company did claim that they are “unrivaled by any other series production pick-up.”
Customizable Cargo Space
Ineos is going big on cargo customizability with its new pickup, offering a hard-frame waterproof canvas canopy for the rear as well as a lockable roller tonneau cover. A roof rack will also be available.
Four tie-down rings in the bed can be paired with optional utility rails for cargo securement. Ineos will also offer an integrated mounting bar and a 400W power plug.
The Grenadier Quartermaster will be sold in standard, Trialmaster, and Fieldmaster trims, just like the SUV. Ineos will open order books for the pickup in 2024, and we’ll get pricing at that time.
Ineos also revealed a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle version of the Grenadier SUV at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The fuel cell model uses BMW’s latest H2 system, which makes up to 396 horsepower in the fuel cell X5.
The company talked about the off-road capability of the hydrogen Grenadier and said that it had been thoroughly tested in the mountains in Austria. The system uses an electric drive motor at each rear wheel, for torque vectoring Ineos calls “gecko capability.” BMW’s own fuel cell X5 doesn’t offer a 4×4 system, so it will be interesting to see how Ineos has solved that particular engineering feat.
Hydrogen is a surprisingly natural choice for zero emissions from Ineos. While the company recently started production of the Grenadier SUV, its main business is chemical production. The company already produces enough hydrogen every year to replace 2 million L of diesel fuel. There are plans for a production model, but no details on timing.