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Ineos Is Proving Grenadier Reliability By Testing It In A Salt Mine

Key Takeaways

  • Ineos is showcasing the ruggedness of the Grenadier SUV by long-term testing in a salt mine.
  • Salt is a major durability challenge for vehicles, and the Grenadier has features to combat corrosion.
  • The Grenadier is built for toughness with a simple design, solid components, and proven power, ready for real-world adventure.

Ineos is ready to show the world that its Grenadier SUV is as rugged as it is good-looking by sending it on an extended trial program underground in the K+S potash plant in Zielitz, central Germany. This potassium-salt mine is one of the largest of its kind in the world, extracting 45,000 tons of raw salt a day for use in fertilizer, products for industrial applications, as well as feed and food products.

2024 Ineos Automotive Grenadier Fieldmaster Edition AWD




3.0L Turbo Inline-6 Gas


282 hp


332 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm

Maximum Towing Capacity

7,716 lbs

At 23.5 mi² in size and with some parts reaching 1,300m below the earth’s surface, it’s the perfect place to test the durability and engineering of an off-road vehicle. Although the vehicle has already experienced 1.1 million miles of testing in conditions as high as 8,000 feet and as cold as -31 degrees Fahrenheit, Ineos wants to continue to prove it’s one of the best adventure vehicles on the planet.

Ineos Grenadier Salt Mine Testing

A Salt Mine Is A True Durability Test

Durability testing comes in all shapes and forms, whether that be driving your vehicle for hours in 100+ degree heat or dropping your vehicle from the sky in the name of safety. One obstacle rises above the rest, having destroyed more vehicles than anything else combined, and that obstacle is salt. Every year, millions of vehicles slowly whither away thanks to our efforts to keep our roads clear in the winter, so what better way to prove your vehicle’s durability than by long-term testing it in the stuff?

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“Extreme testing conditions are not new to the Grenadier as we really put it through its paces during development, but it’s great to work with partners around the world to showcase just how capable this 4X4 is on-road, off-road and now underground.” – Lynn Calder, CEO, INEOS Automotive

The vehicle’s ladder frame and vital components are protected by front and rear guards and a fuel tank guard. Everything has been either electrocoated or powder coated with wax sealing in the cavities to keep moisture out of all the crevasses.

Ineos Grenadier Salt Mine Testing

A Vehicle Built To Last

When the Grenadier was conceived, the idea wasn’t to overcomplicate it like the Land Rover Defender that had inspired it. This is why it sits on a full box-section ladder frame chassis with heavy-duty solid beam axles. A two-speed transfer case with up to three locking differentials helps it to get through some sticky situations, and the powerplant is the proven turbocharged 3.0-liter BMW inline-six mated to an 8-speed auto that produces 282 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.


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The company has taken every possible opportunity to prove the SUV’s ruggedness, and it’s ready to do the same with the Quartermaster pickup and the rest of the models that will arrive in the next couple of years. If the company is willing to send their vehicles through the wringer, you should too, so don’t forget to use them how they’re meant to be used, and not just to flip it in a few months.

Ineos Grenadier Salt Mine Testing

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