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The parking heaters for the new Ineos Grenadier off-road vehicle are exclusively supplied by market leader Webasto. Comprehensive installation instructions in text, image and video form in conjunction with smart applications offer workshops support during installation.
Gilching – October 13, 2023 – Year-round comfortable warmth in an off-roader – in collaboration with Ineos Automotive, Webasto has developed two customized retrofit parking-heater solutions for the robust and versatile Grenadier. The installations are available for the gasoline and diesel versions of the off-roader.
The vehicle-specific kits from Webasto comprise the Thermo Top Evo heater, which delivers four or five kilowatts of heat output, and a specially developed holder for the mounting location. Furthermore, the Webasto FuelFix tank pickup tube, a plug-and-play wiring harness for controlling the fan, and the Cronus Smart control module facilitate installation. The total installation time for the complete disassembly and reassembly of all components up to the point of initial commissioning amounts to approximately eleven hours.
The parking heater is mounted at the front, right beneath the hood at top left, thereby complying with the maximum wading depth of 80 centimeters specified by Ineos Automotive. “The burner fleece in the heater must ignite properly, so it cannot be submerged in water,” is how Armin Küllmer, Applications Development Team Leader at Webasto, explains the installation location.The stand-alone, scalable BlueCool S-Series compact air conditioning units are the ideal solution for boats and yachts aboard which multiple cabins need to be cooled, making them ideal for the cabin concept of the Lagoon range. From the initial needs analysis to the precise dimensioning of the air conditioning installation for different sized cabins, Webasto plans cooling capacity requirements in advance. Numerous parameters play a role in determining the cooling capacity, including the volume of the individual cabins, the window areas in cabins and saloon, the sailing waters, the customer’s desired temperature, and the timing and temperature needed in relation to outdoor variables. Lagoon relies on Webasto’s air conditioning systems to deliver a wide-ranging performance spectrum between 6,000 and 20,000 BTU.
Seventy pages of documentation from Webasto provide a step-by-step description of the installation procedure. The Webasto service app allows the detailed installation instructions to be downloaded by scanning the QR code on the device packaging. This allows them, for instance, to be viewed at the car on a smartphone or tablet PC and enlarged by zooming in. Videos that illustrate the installation procedure are also available. “In this way, we are providing our workshop partners and Ineos dealers with precise instructions. Installation is then really straightforward,” says Küllmer.
The Cronus Smart control unit, with its vehicle-specific software, also contributes to the retrofit system’s simplicity. It forms an interface between the Webasto heater, the control unit and the vehicle, enabling automatic control of the vehicle’s fan and fan louvers, eliminating the need to manually adjust them before the heater starts. The electrical connection is made via a matching wiring harness, which is simply plugged in.
To operate the parking heater, the MultiControl pre-set timer and the Telestart T99 radio remote control are already included in the scope of delivery for the Ineos Grenadier. Moreover, the heater can also be controlled using the web-based ThermoConnect app, irrespective of the range. Users who normally operate the parking heater from close range can now also do so via a Bluetooth interface.