The Ineos Grenadier isn’t going to outsell the Toyota RAV4, nevertheless it wasn’t meant to promote in enormous numbers. Instead, it’s a distinct segment off-roader that was developed to proceed within the spirit of the unique Land Rover Defender. Making it to manufacturing wasn’t low-cost, however should you’re out there for a Defender, and the one Land Rover at present sells is simply too difficult and synthetic, the Ineos Grenadier might be for you. You simply might need to attend some time to get one. Unless you’re prepared to pay further to skip the road.
Autocar experiences that a number of Ineos Grenadiers have been flipped for a revenue not too long ago, which tends to occur when a automobile is tough to come up with. That stated, used Grenadiers don’t seem like commanding a serious premium like we’ve seen with another limited-production automobiles not too long ago. They’re actually not dropping worth, however the ones Autocar noticed listed have been nonetheless within the £70,000 vary.
One unbiased seller, for instance, has a 2023 Grenadier Fieldmaster diesel with 200 miles on the clock for £77,995, which is about £5,000 ($6,400) greater than a comparably geared up one would promote for brand new. Although, as a result of Ineos not too long ago raised the beginning value, it could possibly be about £10,000 ($12,800) greater than the unique proprietor paid. That seller informed Autocar:
The native Ineos seller is quoting 14 months for supply of a brand new one, so I don’t suppose we’re asking rather a lot to leap the queue. We’ve bought two Grenadiers. The first took simply 48 hours to promote and the second week. It’s not an ‘overs’ market within the sense you possibly can ask a giant premium. People who purchase a Grenadier are severe and most have a job for it. It’s not a trend assertion and they also don’t throw their cash round.
Even so, it doesn’t sound like Ineos may be very completely happy about individuals shopping for its SUVs to flip for a revenue, and a spokesperson informed Autocar they’re making an attempt to place a cease to it, saying:
We have clauses inside our agent and buyer contracts which might be clear round ordering and onward sale, whether or not that be accomplished by an organization or a person. Our agent companions have canceled a lot of orders the place it was evident that the client’s intention was to resell their Grenadier. Where automobiles have been delivered and subsequently supplied on the market, there may be much less that we will do about that particular car, however we have now already positioned future restrictions on a lot of consumers the place the car they took supply of was resold.