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Following the external reveal of the Grenadier 4×4 a little over a year ago, manufacturer INEOS has finally revealed the rugged off-roader’s interior in a series of images released yesterday.
The purposeful interior has been designed to deliver space, practicality and the level of versatility owners need from a rugged, work-a-day 4×4. Starting from a clean sheet, the design incorporates the modern technology and comfort expected of a vehicle for the 2020s and beyond.
“When we started thinking about the Grenadier’s interior, we looked carefully at modern aircraft, boats and even tractors for inspiration, where switches are sited for optimal function, regular controls are close to hand, auxiliary ones are further away,” said Toby Ecuyer, head of design.
He added: “You can see the same approach in the Grenadier: the layout is functional and logical, designed with ease of use in mind. It has everything you need and nothing you don’t.”
Toggle switches and dials on the centre and overhead consoles are widely spaced and clearly labelled. Auxiliary switches have been built in, pre-wired to support the addition of winches, work lights and other accessories.
Advanced technology is included only where it benefits functionality and usability. The infotainment system is accessed via a 12.3-inch touchscreen, or by using a rotary dial. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration means users can rely on smartphone navigation which will always be up to date, while the off-road Pathfinder Navigation system allows drivers to programme, follow and record their route via waypoints, when roads and tracks are left behind.
With hard-wearing surface materials throughout, the Grenadier is designed to endure. Drain plugs in the rubber flooring and wipe-down upholstery on the range-entry model mean its ‘spit-and-sawdust’ interior can be hosed out.
Water-resistant, anti-stain Recaro seats provide ergonomic support and comfort on or off the road. Carpets and leather upholstery will be available for those aiming to leave the mud and sand outside.
Odd-bin space has been maximised, with a dry storage box under the rear seat, a lockable central console cubby box and secure side-mounted storage in the rear load area. There is also scope for individualisation, with a wide range of interior options and accessories to help each owner customise the Grenadier to best perform its role.
Dirk Heilmann, INEOS Automotive’s CEO, said: “Inside and out, the Grenadier has been designed to do a job – to get people and their kit where they want to go in comfort, in control and with no fuss. It just works.”
Around 130 second-phase Grenadier prototypes are currently half-way through their target of 1.8 million kilometres of gruelling testing at various locations around the world, the next stage of which is the dunes of Morocco.
Reservations for the INEOS Grenadier will open in October 2021 and first customer deliveries are expected from July 2022.