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    Ineos Grenadier, do you reckon it'll take off?

    We've heard of the bloke Jim Ratcliffe who wants to copy the Defender. Do you think it's an idea that'll fly? There are a lot of 4x4s out there already.
    Discuss.

    Projekt Grenadier

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    I'm pretty sure that Land Rover told him to get nicked and the Defender is not up for grabs, so I would be surprised if anything comes of this. Not that I wouldn't mind a Defender with the bugs ironed out of course! In that case I would happily drive a third one....

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    Grenadier.

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    This project seems to be gathering momentum,....they've just "stolen" a very vibrant HR person from Tesla!
    I originally thought that this would fade away, but that does not seem to be the case.
    Lots of stuff on the net.
    Pickles.

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    Ineos is a big company so there is money behind it, but it's still only going for a limited market, so it will be interesting to see if they can reach break even point.
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    Is this company in cohorts with Land Rover?

    I searched the website and couldn't find a single photo , illustration or composite to show what this vehicle might even look like.

    One assumes its going to look like a 90 , considering they are the only photos I could find.

    Unless my search was too shallow, I have no idea of it's concept.

    If I missed something I'd love someone to proffer a link.

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    Would be great to see this project taking off seriously! The present offerings from Solihull leave a lot to be desired IMHO. If they can sort out a decent rugged offroad vehicle and even meeting future standards there definitely will be a market. I'm in for one!
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    It will be interesting to see how 'simple' can be interpreted in the modern regulatory age. Certainly this is a second age of disruption where startups have returned to the industry and likely in another 50 years maybe one or two will have crossed the chasm into longevity, but this idea has global appeal.
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    One major problem.....they have an engineer on the team.

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    Ineos Grenadier, do you reckon it'll take off?

    Future standards will be the toughest for them to predict, and keeping it basic and rugged within the standards will be a challenge.

    Will basic and rugged actually sell?? The new generations with tech, luxury and automation.

    By the time this Is developed all us old school will be too old and or any place of interest will either have gates across the access or it will bitumen

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    You've got a point there weeds - much as it's a nice idea I'm afraid that the technology/"euro-standards" horse has bolted.

    Makes me realise that as users and admirers of the old tech we're the last of this batch of dinosaurs

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