Ineos recently announced a cab-chassis version of its Grenadier Quartermaster dual-cab ute is set to enter production in 2024, and now we’ve received our first glimpses of it.
Thanks to local government approval documents we now know what the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster cab-chassis looks like from the front and rear three-quarter view.
We also now know it’s approved for sale in Australia. It will be sold alongside the regular Grenadier Quartermaster dual-cab pick-up, as well as the Grenadier Station Wagon and Utility Wagon.
The Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster cab-chassis looks very much like the other Grenadier variants from the front, though at the rear we can see the chassis rails, suspension components and fuel filler without a tub or tray obscuring them.
At the rear there’s a rear bumper with round tail lights, as well as what appear to be rated recovery points and parking sensors.
An Ineos Automotive spokesperson has clarified the vehicle in this render is shown in its “travel mode”. This means tail lights and rear bumper might not look like this once it’s delivered to the customer.
According to the government approval documents, the Grenadier Quartermaster cab-chassis will be available with a diesel and petrol engine. Both are mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.
It’s expected these petrol and diesel engines will be the 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six units sourced from BMW.
The documents also reveal the gross vehicle mass (GVM) is 3550kg, braked towing capacity is 3500kg, and unbraked towing capacity is 750kg.
As recently reported, the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster cab-chassis is aimed at “conversion specialists and commercial body builders.”
The regular pick-up version of the Grenadier Quartermaster will arrive first during 2024 locally.
“We’ve had a lot of interest and enquiry about [the Quartermaster],” said head of Ineos APAC region Justin Hocevar.
“We’ve already got some orders in our system for Australia and New Zealand, so we’re buoyed and confident with that.”
“I’d say we haven’t done a particularly big job of letting everybody know it exists yet either, so awareness of [Quartermaster] is quite low – we’ve been that focused on getting Grenadier Wagon out to customers.
“That will change going into next year. It’s a big segment, the ute market is important down here. We see lots of opportunity for it – I think it could potentially represent at least 50 per cent of our total sales, maybe a little bit more.
“Shortly after the launch [of Quartermaster Pick-Up] we’ll come with a cab-chassis version.”