The ideological heir to the classic Defender is heading to North America. At the plant in Ambach, France, production of the Grenadier SUV from Ineos Automotive began for the North American market. In November, the first batch of cars will be shipped to the United States, and in January the Grenadier will appear on the Canadian market. More than seven thousand pre-orders for the Ineos Grenadier have already been received from the United States, which makes the American market the largest for the automaker, Day.Az reports with reference to Motor.
The Grenadier is a classic SUV with a steel ladder frame, five-link solid axles front and rear, and a body made from aluminum, steel and composites. The drive is permanent all-wheel drive, there is a two-speed Tremec transfer case (reduction ratio 2.5:1) and a central differential lock. Brembo brakes are standard equipment.
The version for the North American market is called Belstaff Fieldmaster, this SUV is painted white. Under the hood it has a 3.0-liter inline six, which works in tandem with an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission with a reinforced torque converter and manual mode. Equipment includes roof rails, a rear view camera, electric drive and heated mirrors, heated front seats, two sunroofs and additional USB connectors.
The model also has a second configuration, Belstaff Trialmaster. This SUV has Eaton differential locks front and rear, BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires, a snorkel and an additional battery. In Europe, the SUV is available with two engine options: gasoline (286 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque) and diesel (249 horsepower and 550 Nm of torque).
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