Volkswagen Group in Could established the brand new firm Scout Motors tasked with designing, growing, and constructing electrical off-roaders within the U.S., primarily for U.S. prospects.
Each an SUV and associated pickup truck are deliberate, for launch round 2026, and Scout on Monday launched a teaser photograph depicting an idea for the SUV. It joins a earlier teaser sketch supplied throughout the Could announcement displaying an early design for the SUV and pickup.
The Scout title comes from the Worldwide Harvester Scout constructed between 1961 and 1980, and whose rights belong to VW Group via its possession of Navistar, the business truck firm fashioned from Worldwide Harvester within the Nineteen Eighties.
The teaser materials factors to a design clearly influenced by the unique Scout. Key targets will probably be automobiles just like the Rivian R1S and R1T electrical SUV and pickup duo, in addition to the upcoming Jeep Recon and anticipated electrical Ford Bronco.
Teaser for contemporary Scout electrical SUV and pickup
All VW Group has mentioned in regards to the automobiles is that they may experience on a brand new platform.
Scout on Monday additionally launched a Scout discussion board to maintain each present and future Scout house owners knowledgeable on the progress, in addition to present them with a way to interact with the corporate, just like what Ford has completed with its Bronco Nation discussion board.
Scout mentioned it additionally plans to determine a Scout Registry aimed toward sustaining an in depth checklist of traditional Scout automobiles, and serving to to attach the house owners of these automobiles.
“The Scout fanatic neighborhood has preserved Scout heritage,” Scott Keogh, Scout’s CEO, mentioned in an announcement. “We’re excited to be part of the neighborhood and wish to foster interplay and alternate as we reimagine this American icon.”