Grenadier driving around Melbourne

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An interesting development in Sydney, Australia.

This weekend there is a 4wd show on in Sydney ‘Sydney 4WD and Adventure show’.

I received an Ineos email today about the Grenadier being there. I assumed a prototype, but no. A production model of all things.

“…And get up close to our rugged off-roader as one of the first people in Australia able to sit in a full production model.”

OG.
 

globalgregors

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An interesting development in Sydney, Australia.

This weekend there is a 4wd show on in Sydney ‘Sydney 4WD and Adventure show’.

I received an Ineos email today about the Grenadier being there. I assumed a prototype, but no. A production model of all things.

“…And get up close to our rugged off-roader as one of the first people in Australia able to sit in a full production model.”

OG.
Yeah, headed there tomorrow for a look see.
 

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Was a PTO-2 at the 4WD show today, not a final production model as referenced in the Ineos email. Was still great to see the car in person for the first time though.

All the pictures previously posted in this forum have covered the PTO-2 quite well, thanks to all. Nothing to add to those.

The PTO-2 isn’t the final production testing vehicle configuration. There are two more vehicle release configs to come, the next vehicle config release (release timeframe unknown) sounds to me to be the closest config to what customer final production release will be with changes to be incorporated post PTO-2.

OG.
 
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globalgregors

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Was a PTO-2 at the 4WD show today, not a final production model as referenced in the Ineos email. Was still great to see the car in person for the first time though.

All the pictures previously posted in this forum have covered the PTO-2 quite well, thanks to all. Nothing to add to those.

The PTO-2 isn’t the final production testing vehicle configuration. There are two more vehicle release configs to come, the next vehicle config release (release timeframe unknown) sounds to me to be the closest config to what customer final production release will be, with changes to be incorporated post PTO-2.

OG.
Yes, agreed. The only aspects I snapped that I’ve not seen elsewhere springs from considering where to best install a twin compressor… oh, and I did notice despite the other discussion on protruding bumpers, the bull bar as fitted is nicely tucked up. Let’s hope not so much that Skippy will halt forward progress.

Ineos rep also mentioned they’re lobbying for a solar input on the DC/DC module.
 

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Davman

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Loving that Roo Bar.
Also, if the Electrical Preparation includes a DC-DC that is Lithium compatible, and has a solar plug on the roof, then I would definitely option it.
Any feedback on the light bar space above the number plate? Any dimensions?
 

Off.Grid

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Yes, agreed. The only aspects I snapped that I’ve not seen elsewhere springs from considering where to best install a twin compressor… oh, and I did notice despite the other discussion on protruding bumpers, the bull bar as fitted is nicely tucked up. Let’s hope not so much that Skippy will halt forward progress.

Ineos rep also mentioned they’re lobbying for a solar input on the DC/DC module.
Any ideas/thoughts on a possible air compressor location after today’s viewing?
 

DCPU

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Am I seeing that right ~ it looks like the reg plate is free to swing in the wind? IMG_20220909_130933.jpg
 

emax

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That might be a (lockable?) hinge - to get to the winch, I guess.
 
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DaveB

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Yes, agreed. The only aspects I snapped that I’ve not seen elsewhere springs from considering where to best install a twin compressor… oh, and I did notice despite the other discussion on protruding bumpers, the bull bar as fitted is nicely tucked up. Let’s hope not so much that Skippy will halt forward progress.

Ineos rep also mentioned they’re lobbying for a solar input on the DC/DC module.
I was thinking to move the bottle jack into the spare wheel storage box so it isn't buried when needed. That would free up a large compartment which a compressor might fit in.
 

Bushguide

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I was thinking to move the bottle jack into the spare wheel storage box so it isn't buried when needed. That would free up a large compartment which a compressor might fit in.
Dave thats a suggestion I made a couple of years ago, but also suggested that there needs to be some form of attachment to stop the jack rattling around in the spare wheel cavity. Without that you probably need to stuff in some form of groundsheet to bulk out the spare space.
 

DCPU

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I was thinking to move the bottle jack into the spare wheel storage box so it isn't buried when needed. That would free up a large compartment which a compressor might fit in.
Do you mean the space the jack is actually in:
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Or more the space in front of it:
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DCPU

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Dave thats a suggestion I made a couple of years ago, but also suggested that there needs to be some form of attachment to stop the jack rattling around in the spare wheel cavity. Without that you probably need to stuff in some form of groundsheet to bulk out the spare space.
Piece of plywood attached to the 3 studs, a small section of 2x1 screwed/glued along the bottom edge for the jack to sit on and a couple of velco straps threaded through slots in the plywood would get the job done?

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I'm sure the aftermarket would even come out with a form of circular Molle plate that would fit inside to accommodate all sorts...
 

emax

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The space where the jack is stowed seems a bit small for a compressor.

Maybe you can just install it across in front of the jack. Possibly on a holder with a fold-out hinge to get to the jack more easily.

This one (randomly picked) is only 190 x 96 x 142 mm.
 

DaveB

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Dave thats a suggestion I made a couple of years ago, but also suggested that there needs to be some form of attachment to stop the jack rattling around in the spare wheel cavity. Without that you probably need to stuff in some form of groundsheet to bulk out the spare space.
That dark gray foam you can cut out to suit or expanding foam and black plastic.
 

DaveB

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The space where the jack is stowed seems a bit small for a compressor.

Maybe you can just install it across in front of the jack. Possibly on a holder with a fold-out hinge to get to the jack more easily.

This one (randomly picked) is only 190 x 96 x 142 mm.
You could use the space the bottle jack is in and the space in front of it. Might have to trim some plastic
 
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