Spy shots of the dual-cab ute Ineos Grenadier have surfaced online, showing the model in what looks to be production form.
Official renderings were revealed late last year showing previews of the model but this is the first real-world glimpse we’ve seen.
A Facebook user posted the images to the Ineos Grenadier Owners Australia group which appears to show the four-wheel drive currently undergoing final testing as no parts of the vehicle have been disguised with camouflage.
We can see that the Grenadier ute continues its Land Rover Defender-like belt line onto the bed which features a sports bar connecting the two sides.
The Grenadier pickup also retains its spare wheel which is now mounted inside the tray.
The body-on-frame wheelbase is said to have been stretched from 2922mm on the wagon to 3175mm on the ute, according to British publication, Autocar.
We expect its drivetrain components to remain the same as the wagon, but with components like the driveshaft being lengthened to accommodate the longer wheelbase.
That also means we can expect to find the BMW-derived turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six under the bonnet alongside an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive.
It’ll be sure to give other utes on the market a run for their money with its 3500kg towing capacity likely to carry over onto the ute.
Station and Utility Wagon models rolled off the production line in October last year and should soon arrive in New Zealand.
As for the Grenadier ute, Armstrong’s website states it will be coming to the country soon.