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.
Seventy pages of documentation from Webasto provide a step-by-step description of the installation procedure. The Webasto service app allows detailed installation instructions to be downloaded by scanning the QR code on the device packaging. This allows them, for instance, to be viewed in the car on a smartphone or tablet PC and enlarged by zooming in.
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.
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