Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster Chassis Cab Offers Even MORE Utility, At Least for Europe

Ineos continues to expand the Grenadier's range of flexible, old-school-styled vehicles to include a more utilitarian truck option

Expanding the lineup’s utility, the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster Chassis Cab is poised to hit Europe shortly.

The Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster Chassis Cab is based on pickup truck platform, minus the bed. It provides multiple options for the buyer to work with. Built in Hambach, France, the Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster Chassis Cab will be built along side the wagon and pickup.

It looks like Ineos pulled the bed off the Quartermaster and set it up for a variety of different upfitters to add their rear section. Right now, folding flatbeds, box cargo sections, recreational vehicle boxes or maybe ambulance additions seem logical. Basically, any Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) configuration you can think of should work. The point is to have a robust, off-road-ready platform underneath.

George Ratcliffe, Ineos Grenadier’s Commercial Director, said of today’s announcement:

Here’s what we know so far

While more information should come down the pipeline about the Chassis Cab’s capability, an infographic reveal the basic specs. As you’d expect, the Grenadier Quartermaster Chassis Cab will have the same powertrain options as the initial SUV and its pickup sibling. That means the same BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six and ZF 8-speed automatic transmission. European buyers can also get a turbodiesel version putting out up to 406 lb-ft of torque, but we aren’t able to get that engine in the U.S.

Like other Grenadier models, the Quartermaster Chassis Cab will have the option of three selectable lockers, as well as standard solid axles and a four-door configuration.

The existing Quartermaster pickup has a maximum payload of 1,675 pounds. It’s safe to assume that (given the bed is removed) the Chassis Cab is higher. Also, it should be able to tow at least 7,700 pounds, given the SUV/wagon and Quartermaster can. Before tax, in the United Kingdom, prices are expected to start at the equivalent of $67,811 (£53,180).

Granted, that’s a lot of money for what essentially is a midsize pickup truck without a bed. Still, we’ve tested out Grenadier first hand and can attest to its rugged capabilities.

Ineos has yet to announce if their Chassis Cab will come to the United States. It’s my guess that it will once the Quartermaster’s sales start on our shores. What do you think?