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4×4 SUVs that will compete against the new Ineos Grenadier

Ineos has confirmed that its tough Grenadier 4×4 is coming to South Africa, with preliminary local pricing pegged at R1,395,000.

This is a lot of money for an unfamiliar, untested off-roader, but Ineos has assured that its new SUV “is going to redefine what it means to get the job done.”

The 4×4 packs a BMW-sourced 3.0-litre, straight-six turbo-petrol or twin-turbo diesel engine under the hood which mates to an eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox with a low-range transfer case.

The petrol version offers a solid 213kW and 450Nm, while the diesel churns out 186kW and 550Nm.

The SUV then sits on a ladder-frame chassis with solid-beam axles, and features centre, rear, and front locking differentials.

This setup allows the Grenadier to support the coveted 3,500kg maximum braked towing capacity, as well as carry a maximum payload of up to 1,000kg.

With aggressive fender angles, 264mm ground clearance, and an 800mm water wading depth – which goes up when the optional snorkel is fitted – the Grenadier is sure to boast exemplary off-road skills when it goes on sale locally.

Not much of its interior features have been revealed thus far, but it will have Recaro seats, a 12.3-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, USB connectivity, electrical power take-off, and the Pathfinder off-road navigation system.

The 4x4s

There are many capable vehicles on the South African market, some of which will be tough to beat for this new Ineos.

Detailed below are the 4×4 SUVs you can buy which will compete against the Grenadier come October, when the first units are expected to arrive.

Unofficial specifications are marked with *


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2.4DI-D 4×4 Exceed – R741,995

Specification Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 4×4 Exceed
Power 133kW
Torque  430Nm
Maximum payload 695kg
Maximum braked towing capacity 2,700kg
Ground clearance 218mm
Maximum water wading depth 700mm


Ford Everest 2.0 Bi-Turbo 4WD Limited – R858,600

Specification Ford Everest 4WD Limited
Power 157kW
Torque  500Nm
Maximum payload 654kg
Maximum braked towing capacity 3,100kg
Ground clearance 225mm
Maximum water wading depth 800mm


Isuzu mu-X 3.0TD Onyx 4×4 – R860,500

Specification Isuzu mu-X Onyx 4×4
Power 140kW
Torque  450Nm
Maximum payload 665kg
Maximum braked towing capacity 3,500kg
Ground clearance 235mm
Maximum water wading depth 800mm


Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 3.6 Rubicon – R944,900

Specification Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Power 209kW
Torque  347Nm
Maximum payload 565kg
Maximum braked towing capacity 2,500kg
Ground clearance 252mm
Maximum water wading depth 760mm


Toyota Land Cruiser 300 3.3D GX-R – R1,321,700

Specification Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GX-R
Power 225kW
Torque  700Nm
Maximum payload 785kg*
Maximum braked towing capacity 3,500kg
Ground clearance 235mm
Maximum water wading depth 700mm*


Land Rover Defender 110 D300 X-Dynamic SE – R1,445,905

Specification Land Rover Defender 110 X-Dynamic SE
Power 221kW
Torque  650Nm
Maximum payload 888kg*
Maximum braked towing capacity 3,500kg
Ground clearance 290mm
Maximum water wading depth 900mm


Nissan Patrol 5.6 V8 LE 4WD – R1,658,900

Specification Nissan Patrol LE 4WD
Power 298kW
Torque  560Nm
Maximum payload 785kg*
Maximum braked towing capacity 3,500kg
Ground clearance 272mm
Maximum water wading depth 700mm*


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