The long-awaited Ineos Grenadier order books are finally open and several large agricultural machinery dealers should be part of the distribution network.
The first to be announced is Fendt and the JCB Compass Tractors franchisee in Bridgwater, Somerset, and it will be joined by 22 other outlets – large, small, urban and rural – spread evenly across the country.
Options at launch will be limited to a two-seater Commercial Grenadier (Â£ 48,000 incl. VAT) and a five-seater in commercial and standard passenger car form (both at just over Â£ 50,000 incl.
And with powertrain options limited to a direct choice between a petrol or diesel version of BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-six engine paired with an eight-speed ZF car, the buying process will likely be relatively straightforward.
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A three-year, unlimited-mileage warranty will be standard, but the company is exceptionally open to customers performing repairs themselves.
Owner mechanics will be able to benefit from technical support from Ineos headquarters and access both a parts catalog and interactive 3D repair manuals.
Maintenance will be the responsibility of the 23 outlets, as well as a group of Bosch Car Service workshops, which Ineos says will not be located more than 45 minutes from each customer. There will also be a team of “loose keys” to carry out work in remote areas.
The 75,000 people who have already expressed their interest can now book a vehicle online for delivery in July 2022.