Nice find and IMHO a very good test for Ineos to put the Grenadier through. I applaud them (and Mercedes) to do this publicly. It’s a brutal route and probably a the best real world Overland test for the vehicle. I do hope they share the outcomes both bouquets and brickbats on what worked and what failed.Given the reputation of the Canning Stock Route, and what it did to the fleet of G-Wagen's, it'll be interesting how it pans out for Ineos:
It's not the first time a manufacturer has controversially attempted the gruelling 1850-kilometre off-road challenge – which took its toll on a set ofwww.drive.com.au
Thanks for reply. I wonder what the specs on the 35s were and whether they were mounted on stock wheels? Suppose they could have changed something up to make additional width as compensation for more height? Would like to know what kind of 35s, you recall which video you saw them in?33” will fit easy with no mods (heard and saw this during the factory prototype tour in SF). There is a prototype running 35s in SA which is shown in some videos. I think 35” can be done with a modest lift. What I didn’t like about the 35”s in the prototype was the amount the stuck out of the wheel wells. Kinda spoiled the proportions for me. IMHO 33” look really at home on this rig
Also while I think they may clear, the 35” spare might be real close for the smaller cargo door to clear while opening. 33s no problems to carry as a spare
That is certainly a beefier setup! Some more poke with the wheels but that’s a strong, wide stance that looks much better equipped for backcountry navigation. I’d have more confidence in that particular vehicle for my purposes than the stock one I see skitting around vineyards earlier in the video. I’m sure both are capable, just meant for different tasks.I think this is the video. The wheels don’t look stock. I could be wrong though.
Thanks for re-posting. SF as in San Francisco? Curious how it was you got access to look over the vehicle. Any idea if there’ll be more walkaround events? I’m in southern Oregon, would love to lay eyes on one whether I pre-order or not. Torn between this and a new Bronco. My fingers are crossed they offer the same five year unlimited mileage warranty in the US that they’re offering on launch for the Aussies, that would be a big sway in favor of purchasing an Ineos over a Ford.About 24 gallons or 90 liters. My undeniable that it’s the same size as the diesel version. Wish they had put a larger one to utilize the space left open by adblue tanks.
I took some (pretty average quality) videos of the underbody when I saw it in SF. You can see the fuel tank and the open space where the adblue tanks would be.
Grenadier walk around 5 - Underbody aft of the rear axle
Grenadier walk around 4 - Underbody passenger side