Updated: Ineos Starts Building the Quartermaster Pickup
Updated Monday, December 4, 2023 with a correction to the Quartermaster's reservation status.
Ineos is one of the most unique automakers to hit the market in years, focusing only on building old-school, gas-powered off-road vehicles with more rugged capability than luxury and style. The company’s first vehicle is the Grenadier, an SUV that recently went on sale in several countries. Now, Ineos has begun production of its second vehicle, a pickup truck named the Quartermaster that shares the Grenadier’s boxy, old-school styling.
The truck’s wheelbase is around a foot longer than the SUV’s, but it has the same BMW 3.0-liter inline-six and ZF eight-speed automatic transmission. That powertrain gives it a 7,700-pound towing capacity, and the truck should offer the same rugged off-road potential of its SUV counterpart.
Ineos will build the truck at its plant in France, where it also produces the Grenadier. Preorders for the U.S. version will begin in early 2024. Ineos hasn’t outlined pricing or a specific release date for the Quartermaster, but it carries a higher MSRP than the SUV in other markets, so it will likely start at a slightly more expensive price point than the $73,100 Grenadier.
Interestingly, the Quartermaster will be subject to the chicken tax, a 25 percent tariff on light-duty trucks imported to the United States. Though automakers like Toyota and Honda are based in Japan, they can sell trucks here without a tariff because of domestic production. Ineos won’t have that, but the company said it’s already collected around 7,600 orders for the Grenadier SUV, but has not yet opened reservations for the truck.
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