2024 Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster ute revealed, price announced for Australia
The Land Rover Defender-inspired Ineos Grenadier four-wheel-drive is now available as a ute, known as the Quartermaster. It will go head-to-head with the Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series.
The 2024 Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster four-wheel drive ute has been revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK, ahead of first Australian arrivals expected at the end of this year.
Open for orders today (13 July 2023), the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster – a modern take on the classic Land Rover Defender 130 from a start-up company owned by a British billionaire – will be priced from $110,000 before on-road costs in base trim, with petrol or diesel power.
Both higher-specification trim levels – the Trialmaster and Fieldmaster – are priced from $123,000 plus on-road costs, with extra features over the base model expected to mirror similar versions of the Grenadier wagon.
The five-seat Grenadier Quartermaster ute is between $12,000 and $13,475 more expensive than equivalent five-seat Grenadier wagon models before on-road costs.
The Ineos Grenadier is sold at a fixed price, without any negotiation.
The Quartermaster ute sits on a stretched version of the wagon’s ladder-chassis platform, with a 305mm-longer wheelbase that extends to 3227mm.
There is still room for five on-board, but the rear section has a load bay that measures 1564mm long and 1619mm wide. Ineos claims this is large enough to carry a Euro-sized pallet.
Due to the increased wheelbase, the turning circle of the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster grows from the wagon’s 13.5 metres, to 14.5 metres.
The Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster will use the same BMW-sourced 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines as the wagon, running through an eight-speed ZF-sourced automatic gearbox and full-time four-wheel-drive system with low range.
Depending on specifications and options, the Grenadier can be had with up to three locking differentials.
The petrol-powered Ineos Grenadier makes 210kW at 4750rpm and 450Nm at 1750-4000rpm, while the diesel engine makes less power (183kW at 4200rpm) but more torque (550Nm at 1250-3000rpm).
Underneath, the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster carries the same old-school off-road ingredients of live axles front and rear, with coil springs all-round.
The payload of the Grenadier Quartermaster is listed at 760kg, which is less than the Grenadier wagon. This is because the Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of the Grenadier Quartermaster – which is a heavier vehicle – won’t be increased from 3550kg.
Interestingly, the 3227mm wheelbase of the Quartermaster is nearly identical to that of the original Land Rover Defender 130 (which measured in at about 127 inches, or 3226mm).
The current Land Rover Defender 130 has transformed into an eight-seat wagon with three rows of seating, while the Toyota LandCruiser 79 Series – the closest competitor to the Grenadier Quartermaster in Australia – uses a shorter 3180mm wheelbase.
2024 Ineos Grenadier Australian pricing
Grenadier (base) Utility Wagon two-seater – $97,000Grenadier (base) Station Wagon five-seater – $98,000Grenadier Utility Wagon Trialmaster Edition two-seater – $108,525Grenadier Station Wagon Trialmaster Edition five-seater – $109,525Grenadier Utility Wagon Fieldmaster Edition two-seater – $107,400Grenadier Station Wagon Fieldmaster Edition five-seater – $109,525Grenadier Quartermaster (base) – $110,000 (new)Grenadier Quartermaster Fieldmaster – $123,000 (new)Grenadier Quartermaster Trialmaster – $123,000 (new)
Note: All prices above exclude on-road costs. Petrol and diesel engines available for the same price.
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