For the overlander, the top hits keep coming, with OEMs releasing new “made for overlanding” models every month. We even have entire brands, like Ineos, dedicated to the needs of vehicle-based travelers. To confirm Ineos’ commitment to the segment, they have released their newest model, the Grenadier Quartermaster overland pickup.
Key Specifications of the Grenadier Quartermaster
- 1,675 pound payload
- Solid front and rear axles with differential locks
- 10+ inches of ground clearance
- 31 inch water fording depth
- Large rear seating area for three passengers
- Bed size of five feet long and over five feet wide
- Heavy duty tailgate capable of holding over 500 pounds (think BMW GS motorcycle)
- Towing capacity of 7,700 pounds
- Long-travel five link suspension front and rear
- Simple, durable interior made for hard use
The Quartermaster is based on the Grenadier but features a 12-inch (305 mm) longer chassis and a dedicated pickup bed. The load bay features a large tailgate opening accommodating a typical pallet. The bed is over five feet wide (1614 mm) and five feet long (1546 mm). Most important, the payload comes in at 1,675 pounds, which bests any 4WD mid-size with an automatic. The Quartermaster also has a towing capacity of 7,700 pounds, allowing for even the most ambitious overland trailer (and will also just tow my sailboat, yay). This model will have the payload and space to haul a proper truck camper like the Scout, Fourwheel Camper, etc.
The interior of the Quartermaster will mirror the space and utility of the wagon, and include a spacious three-passenger rear seat that folds and splits for multiple storage configurations. The powertrain is the well-proven 3.0 liter BMW straight six turbo petrol motor which produces 286 horsepower and 332 lb ft of torque. This is connected to the 8-speed ZF automatic, and fed through a dual-range transfer case to beam front and rear Carraro axles. Stopping comes quickly with the the four-corner Brembo brakes.
For the trail, the capabilities of the Grenadier wagon remain, including the 31-inch wading depth and 10.3 inches of ground clearance. We expect the approach angle to come near the wagon’s 36 degrees, but break over and departure angles are unknown as of the announcement but should rival some of the best in the segment. The Quartermaster will also be available with the wagon’s rear, center, and front differential locks, the long-travel five-link suspension, and solid axles.
Most important, the Grenadier Quartermaster overland pickup is “Built on Purpose” for heavy use and remote travel, engineered by Magna Styer in Graz by the same organization that developed the G-Class, the Pinzgauer, and other iconic platforms. We are starting our own expedition with the Grenadier, having taken delivery of the wagon and are beginning our journey up the long-axis of the African continent. The announcement of the Quartermaster is an exciting development, positioning the Grenadier in rare company at the pinnacle of payload and durability for mid-size trucks in the North American market.
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