Ineos Working on New BEV with Magna

British off-road start-up automaker, Ineos Automotive, has announced it is currently developing its own BEV SUV in conjunction with Tier One supplier, Magna.

The automaker’s new 4X4 will be a compact vehicle, smaller than the existing Grenadier, promises top-draw off-road capability plus on-road comfort and performance. The two companies have worked together previously on series engineering and development for the Grenadier station wagon and pick-up models.

The new vehicle is expected to begin series production at Magna’s Graz, Austria facility in 2026.  Part of the development process will include a rigorous testing program on Austria’s Schöckl mountain near the factory.

Lynn Calder, CEO of Ineos Automotive, said: “Having worked together on the engineering of the Grenadier, we’ve seen first-hand the value of applying Magna’s agility, knowledge, and experience to a complete vehicle development program. Deepening our collaboration is a natural next step as we use the Grenadier as a springboard for our continued growth as a global automotive brand with this third model line.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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