The rugged Ineos Grenadier is due to arrive in early 2022, and it’ll be wearing the Bridgestone Dueler A/T 001 tyre as its standard fitment on both 17 and 18-inch wheel variants.
The permanent four-wheel drive Grenadier has been engineered to deliver robustness, and the ability to take on all terrains – qualities that have all been supported by Bridgestone’s bespoke offering.
A versatile all-terrain tyre that balances on and off-road characteristics for a comfortable journey, Bridgestone’s Dueler A/T 001 enables drivers to keep going in all conditions, regardless of terrain.
The tyre’s tread design provides enhanced traction and braking – ideal for conquering tough terrain in all seasons and conditions. Enhanced tread grooves create better water evacuation, as well as low noise on tarmac, all without compromising on-road performance.
Bridgestone has produced a specifically tuned Dueler A/T 001 tyre, increasing the tyre’s maximum load capacity to allow for the weight of the vehicle and increase the weight capacity for drivers. A new compound to deliver enhanced performance in snowy terrains and achieve Three Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMS) certification, and optimised ride and handling when the vehicles are in fully laden conditions – including towing.
The result is a bespoke Bridgestone tyre that is integral to the strong performance of the Grenadier, and available on the vehicle in two sizes: 265/70 R17 116S XL and 255/70 R18 116S XL.
“At Bridgestone we love working with automotive newcomers who force us to continuously innovate and improve what we do,” commented Steven De Bock, vice president consumer business unit at Bridgestone EMIA. “Ineos Automotive is a company that is building a vehicle from the ground up with the end user at the heart of the design. It’s an exciting opportunity and we’re thrilled to be involved in a project that has interested so many people around the world.
“We are very pleased to work with Bridgestone as the supplier of the standard equipment tyre for the Grenadier. The team at Bridgestone has taken our ‘Built on Purpose’ message to heart in tailoring the Dueler A/T 001 to our requirements,”’ added Mark Tennant, commercial director at Ineos Automotive.