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INEOS introduces its third model line, the Fusilier; BEV and range-extended electric

INEOS Automotive has unveiled its new 4X4 vehicle, the INEOS Fusilier, following the confirmation of a zero-emission model line in May 2022. Alongside the previously announced all-electric powertrain (BEV), a low emission range-extender electric is in development to ensure the INEOS Fusilier meets the broadest range of global consumer needs while pushing towards decarbonization.


The range-extender option consists of a small gasoline engine that powers a generator to maintain the charge level of the battery for when external charging isn’t available. Confirmation of the alternative powertrain details and launch timings are expected by autumn 2024.

As we developed this vehicle, we quickly concluded that in order to move towards decarbonisation but continue making cars that consumers want to drive, we need a mix of powertrain technologies. BEVs are perfect for certain uses: shorter trips and urban deliveries, but industry and governments need to have realistic expectations around other technologies that can help accelerate the necessary pace of change. That is the reason we are offering an additional powertrain for the Fusilier, one that dramatically reduces emissions but has the range and refuelling capabilities needed.

—Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Chairman of INEOS

Developed in conjunction with industry-leading automotive supplier, Magna Steyr, the INEOS Fusilier will represent a unique proposition for customers. Building on the Grenadier’s DNA with a modern direction and distinctive identity, the new 4X4 will be slightly shorter in length and slightly lower in height. It will be built on a bespoke skateboard platform with a steel top hat and underbody, and aluminum doors and closures.

INEOS partnered with Magna Steyr on the development of the Grenadier station wagon and Quartermaster pick-up. As one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers and independent contract manufacturers, Magna Steyr produces a number of conventional ICE, hybrid and electric vehicles for various automakers. Part of the development process for the INEOS Fusilier will include a rigorous testing program on Austria's Schöckl mountain, close to Magna's complete vehicle assembly facility in Graz.

Demonstrating its wider commitment to future decarbonisation, INEOS Automotive also unveiled a Grenadier Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology Demonstrator at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July 2023. The Demonstrator proves that the technology for a hydrogen powered 4X4 is capable and ready for production, but the refueling infrastructure needs to be in place before it is commercially viable.

INEOS Automotive is a subsidiary of INEOS, a leading manufacturer of petrochemicals, speciality chemicals and oil products.

Separately, INEOS chose the Port of Brunswick, Georgia, to deliver its new Grenadier off-road SUV (earlier post) to markets across the US Southeast. Presently, 19 dealers across the country are slated to handle the high-end SUV, which INEOS describes as purpose-built for consumers who are passionate about off-roading.


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