The team behind the cult-followed INEOS Automotive has today announced it will be launching an electric off-road explorer in partnership with the Austrian manufacturing firm Magna Steyr, with views to launch the upcoming 4×4 in 2026.
Set to be the electrified version of the popular INEOS Grenadier, the off-roader is due to be the third model offered by the young automaker after the Grenadier and its twin-cab ute follow-up that’s arriving later this year. While there’s little that’s been confirmed about the upcoming vehicle in terms of design or powertrain, it’s expected to be a more modestly proportioned sibling to the original Grenadier that borrows some of its boxy design from the legendary Land Rover Defender.
“Having worked together on the engineering of the Grenadier, we’ve seen first-hand the value of applying Magna’s agility, knowledge, and experience to a complete vehicle development programme,” said Lynn Calder, CEO of INEOS Automotive, in a statement. “Deepening our collaboration is a natural next step as we use the Grenadier as a springboard for our continued growth as a global automotive brand with this third model line.”
INEOS Automotive has confirmed that production for the new off-roader will begin in Graz, Austria in 2026, with Magna Steyr to be responsible for both the manufacturing and development of the car. With more than four million vehicles having come out of the Magna Steyr factory since it’s opening (including models like the BMW Z4, Jaguar E-Pace and the Mercedes G-Class), INEOS Automotive is in good hands after beginning its relationship with the manufacturer in 2018 during the development of the Grenadier.
With a few years till we can expect to see the upcoming INEOS Automotive vehicle out on the roads, all we can do is wait for a look at what we can expect from the electrified off-roader.