The Ineos Grenadier Quartermaster has been confirmed for New Zealand after it was officially unveiled over the weekend at the 2023 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
When it arrives, the new model will become the third variant in the local line-up, joining both the Station and Utility Wagon. Orders for the Quartermaster will open on 1 August 2023.
Most of the ute’s running gear and components are shared with the Station Wagon, however, its ladder-frame chassis has been stretched by 305mm to accommodate for a separate bed big enough to fit one standard Euro pallet. Payload comes to 760kg, while maximum towing capacity is rated at 3500kg.
The bed itself has been equipped with four tie-down rings as standard, which can be swapped out for Ineos’ Utility Rails, alongside a 400W power take-off, an integrated mounting bar, and a tailgate that can bare up to 225kg of load when open.
Like the Station Wagon, there’s a BMW-derived 3.0-litre turbo inline six-cylinder under the bonnet that can either be powered by petrol or diesel, making 210kW/450Nm and 183kW/550Nm respectively.
Power is then sent through an 8-speed ZF automatic gearbox to a two-speed transfer case with a standard central differential lock. If you think you’re more than likely to find yourself stuck, it might be best to option the locking front and rear diffs too.
Five-link front and rear suspension accompany both solid axles, helping the ute traverse any rough terrain that comes before it. Its off-road ability is further bolstered by 264mm of ground clearance and an 800mm wading depth.
Pricing has yet to be confirmed for New Zealand but overseas figures indicate that it could land somewhere around the $130,000 mark, depending on specification.