INEOS Automotive, the British car manufacturing, has signed German engineering company and subsidiary of Mercedes Banz, MBtech to develop its Projekt Grenadier SUV.
The new step in engineering the SUV, inspired by land Rover’s Defender model, brings INEO closer to creating its 4x4 vehicle.
The deal will result in 200 engineers working on the project in Stuttgart, in the south west of Germany.
“This deal will bring together German engineering and British design and entrepreneurship to create a truly formidable off roader,” commented CEO of INEOS Automotive, Dirk Heilmann.
“This agreement represents a great end to many months’ work securing the perfect partner for Projekt Grenadier’s development,” added the Head of Engineering at INEOS Automotive, Alexander Quint.
“We are working to create a very special car and it was essential for us to find the right partner.”
“I believe MBtech’s reputation for quality, reliability and craftsmanship, alongside their long and proud history, make them the right choice.”
“We have a supreme level of confidence in their engineering skills and know we have made the right decision.”
The project is anticipated to begin in Spring this year.