PITTSBURGH, PA – February 8, 2024 – The 2024 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is proud to announce the debut of the INEOS Grenadier – an oﬀ-road utility vehicle designed and produced by Ineos Automotive Ltd. and manufactured in Hambach, France. An oﬃcial unveiling of the INEOS Grenadier will take place on Saturday morning, August 3, at Schenley Park near the French Quarter Showﬁeld.
The addition of the INEOS Grenadier to the lineup of vehicles showcased at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix represents a signiﬁcant milestone in automotive heritage and innovation. Designed with rugged durability, a commitment to quality, and a design language that pays homage to one of the most iconic 4X4 vehicles of the past, the INEOS Grenadier promises to redeﬁne the oﬀ-road driving experience.
The INEOS Grenadier went into production in October 2022. Designed to be a modern replacement of the original Land Rover Defender, with boxy bodywork, a steel ladder chassis, beam axles with front and rear long-travel progressive-rate coil spring suspension and powered by BMW six-cylinder internal combustion engines.
Jim Ratcliﬀe, Chairman of INEOS, expressed his admiration for the old Land Rover Defender and the signiﬁcant improvements incorporated into the INEOS Grenadier.
“Our new 4X4 has been inspired by the spirit of the Land Rover Defender, but it represents a major improvement on previous models,” said Ratcliﬀe. With a target market that spans global audiences, including agriculture and forestry workers, explorers, adventurers, and traditional 4X4 enthusiasts seeking an authentic oﬀ-road driving experience, the INEOS Grenadier is poised to make a lasting impact.
The 2024 Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, known for being one of the largest motorsports festivals in North America with their celebration of automotive heritage, serves as the perfect platform for the oﬃcial debut of the INEOS Grenadier. Attendees can expect an exclusive ﬁrst look at this groundbreaking vehicle during the opening festivities on Saturday morning August 3.
RDS Automotive Group is thrilled that INEOS Grenadier has joined their esteemed group of automotive brands that are displayed at the PVGP. Their portfolio of brands that includes show sponsors such as Ferrari Philadelphia and McLaren Philadelphia that are also appearing at the PVGP in Schenley Park.
About the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix
Founded in 1983, the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix Motorsport Festival features two weekends of racing action. The first weekend is the PVGP Historics at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. The second weekend is racing through a 2.33-mile road course set on the streets of Schenley Park. Between our race weekends, we stage car shows, parties, road rallies, and a black tie formal. The PVGP is driven by 1,200 volunteers dedicated to staging the country’s largest and longest-running vintage race event. It is also a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization with a mission to provide residential care, treatment and support for people with autism and intellectual/developmental disabilities – donating $6.7 million to date.
Bernard Martin 412 996-5700