WE’LL LEARN MORE ABOUT INEOS AND FORD’S BRID­GEND PLANT

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This year should see the emer­gence of more de­tail about ‘Pro­jekt Gre­nadier’, the rugged 4x4 that British chem­i­cal com­pany Ineos plans to sell in 2021 as a spir­i­tual suc­ces­sor to the dis­con­tin­ued Land Rover De­fender.

First should be de­tails of the pro­duc­tion site for the 25,000 Gre­nadiers Ineos plans to build each year, with Ford’s Brid­gend plant in the run­ning along with at least one other, un­named lo­ca­tion. Brid­gend will have ex­cess ca­pac­ity in 2020 when a con­tract to build Jaguar Land Rover’s V8 petrol en­gines comes to an end.

Ineos boss Jim Rat­cliffe is be­hind Pro­jekt Gre­nadier

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