First fashionable Scout to debut this summer season

First modern Scout to debut this summer


Volkswagen Group is engaged on an electrical pickup truck and SUV impressed by the Worldwide Harvester Scout, and the corporate will present one in every of them this summer season.

The automobiles are being developed by the brand new U.S.-based firm Scout Motors, which final week launched a promotional video that confirms a reveal is deliberate for summer season 2024.

Scout CEO Scott Keogh early final yr stated the corporate’s first car would be the SUV. He additionally revealed final month that Scout is working with Magna Worldwide to develop its automobiles, together with the automobiles’ body-on-frame platform.

The SUV is the car anticipated to be revealed this summer season, a teaser for which was proven in 2022. Manufacturing is slated to begin in 2026. Manufacturing of the pickup will comply with the SUV inside a yr, Keogh has beforehand stated.

Manufacturing will happen at a brand new plant to be situated close to Columbia, South Carolina. Near $2 billion is predicted to be invested within the website, which may churn out automobiles for different VW Group manufacturers, probably sharing Scout’s platform. A rugged Audi SUV concentrating on the likes of the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Land Rover Defender is rumored to be on the wishlist.

The unique Worldwide Harvester Scout, which additionally provided pickup truck and SUV physique kinds, was constructed between 1961 and 1980, and varied updates had been launched periodically. VW Group acquired the rights to the Scout title in 2020 with the acquisition of Navistar, a successor firm of Worldwide Harvester.

Apparently, Scout has made strikes to trademark a few of the earlier nameplates utilized by Worldwide Harvester for its Scouts. There are near 30 logos that cowl Scout 80—the title of the primary Scout launched by Worldwide Harvester in 1960—Scout 800, and Scout II, in addition to bundle names akin to Aristocrat, Rallye, Sno-Star, Sportstar, and extra.


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