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The Ineos Fusilier: A Retro Electric Off-Roader Set to Redefine Adventure

24 Feb 2024

Ineos Automotive, renowned for its robust and off-road-focused vehicles, has recently unveiled its third creation, the Fusilier. Following the success of its first SUV, the Grenadier, the Fusilier aims to blend nostalgic design elements with cutting-edge electric technology. This all-electric SUV comes with a unique twist - a gas-powered range-extender option for those seeking extended off-road adventures.

Design and Features

Design and Features

The Fusilier stands out with its squared-off, retro-inspired design, reminiscent of classic off-roaders. Sporting a shorter and lower profile than its predecessor, the Grenadier, the Fusilier is built on a skateboard platform incorporating a steel top hat, a steel underbody, and aluminum doors. Ineos promises "world-class off-road capability with zero compromise to on-road performance," emphasizing the SUV's versatility.

The exterior showcases features essential for off-road enthusiasts, including all-terrain tires, a robust front skid plate, and high bumpers. The design elements, especially the hood and door aesthetics, draw parallels to the iconic Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The incorporation of active grille shutters and a refined silhouette contributes to enhanced efficiency.

Powertrain and Decarbonization

Powertrain and Decarbonization

Ineos recognizes the importance of diversifying powertrain technologies to meet the demands of consumers and environmental concerns. In addition to the purely electric variant, the Fusilier offers a gas-powered range-extender option, providing flexibility for longer journeys. CEO Jim Ratcliffe states, "BEVs are perfect for certain uses: shorter trips and urban deliveries, but industry and governments need to have realistic expectations around other technologies that can help accelerate the necessary pace of change."

Ineos has collaborated with Magna, a global automotive supplier, to bring the Fusilier to life. The SUV will be manufactured at Magna's facility in Graz, Austria, which has previously produced vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, BMW Z4, Toyota Supra, and the Fisker Ocean. This partnership signifies a commitment to quality and expertise in the production process.

While the Fusilier's design and manufacturing details have been unveiled, Ineos promises more information on the powertrain and launch specifics by the fall of this year. Anticipation is building among enthusiasts eager to experience the fusion of retro aesthetics and electric innovation in an off-road setting.

The Ineos Fusilier emerges as a promising addition to the world of electric off-roaders, combining classic design elements with modern technologies. With a focus on providing both off-road capability and on-road performance, the Fusilier sets out to be a versatile option for adventure seekers. As the automotive industry embraces decarbonization, Ineos demonstrates a strategic approach by offering a mix of powertrain technologies to meet the diverse needs of consumers. The Fusilier's impending release invites enthusiasts to envision a future where retro aesthetics and electric mobility seamlessly coexist on the rugged terrains of exploration.

Wael Nakhle

BY Wael Nakhle

Wael is an automotive content writer specializes in creating written content for Motor 283. Producing a wide range of content, including blog posts, articles, product descriptions, reviews, and technical guides related to cars, trucks, motorcycles, and other vehicles, with an unprecedented passion for cars, and motorcycles.

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