INEOS has confirmed the interior aesthetic for its upcoming vehicle, the 4X4 INEOS Grenadier – reflecting the intention to offer the space, practicality and versatility expected of a contemporary automobile.
“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.
“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 are present on both the centre and overhead consoles, and are widely spaced and clearly labelled. Auxiliary switches have been built in, pre-wired to support any additional accessories such as winches or work lights.
The infotainment system is accessed via a 12.3-inch touchscreen or a rotary dial reflect the abundance of modern technology in the model.
This is also seen in the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration for up-to-date smartphone navigation, as well as the off-road pathfinder navigation system – allowing drivers to programme, follow and record their route via waypoints.
With hard-wearing surface materials throughout, the Grenadier is equally designed to be able to endure. Drain plugs in the rubber flooring and wipe-down upholstery ensure the interior can be hosed out without any damage. The water-resistant and anti-stain Recaro seats equally provide ergonomic support and comfort for both on- and off-road driving.
INEOS has also confirmed that carpets and leather upholstery can be implemented as an alternative choice.
Stowage 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. A wide range of interior options and accessories are also available to the owner’s discretion.
“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,” said INEOS Automotive CEO Dirk Heilmann.
“It just works.”
130 second-phase Grenadier prototypes are currently halfway through their target of 1.8 million kilometres of global testing around the world with sand dunes in Morocco being the next stage.
Reservations have been confirmed to open from October 2021 and deliveries will start from July 2022.