The final design of the Ineos Grenadier has been revealed; the "boxy and straightforward" off-road truck built because the developer got in a sulk that he couldn't buy a factory-fresh Land Rover Defender any more.
There is no good news for EV enthusiasts, though, as the initial Grenadier comes with a turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol or diesel engine option, accompanied by merely the vague promise of models arriving powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, or perhaps a battery hybrid, for eco-aware potential offroaders of the future. And yes, it will be built in Bridgend, with prices guesstimated to start at around £50,000 for a barebones model, and the first trucks arriving in late 2021 or early 2022.
Car people will be interested to hear that it's built on a ladder chassis with leaf-sprung axles, meaning it should bounce about in a rough approximation of the Land Rover it is so inspired by. Non-car people will like that the design elements are being "open sourced" to allow third parties to bash out their own accessories for it, plus it'll only be available with an automatic gearbox, for easier navigation of the Waitrose car park. [Ineos Grenadier]