First fashionable Scout to debut this summer time


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

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 time 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 time, a teaser for which was proven in 2022. Manufacturing is slated to start out in 2026. Manufacturing of the pickup will observe the SUV inside a yr, Keogh has beforehand stated.

Manufacturing will happen at a brand new plant to be positioned close to Columbia, South Carolina. Near $2 billion is anticipated 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 supplied pickup truck and SUV physique types, was constructed between 1961 and 1980, and varied updates had been launched periodically. VW Group acquired the rights to the Scout identify in 2020 with the acquisition of Navistar, a successor firm of Worldwide Harvester.

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


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