About two years ago the VW Group announced the establishment of a new brand that would adopt the iconic name for the “space” of off-road mobility Scout Motors and would have an electric badge and mainly target the American market.
Its first products would be a purely electric SUV and of course, given the geographic targeting of the brand, an equally electric pickup. Now VW is counting down the arrival of the first Scout model which will be fully revealed in the summer of 2024.
The reason for a purely electric exuberant SUV-sized vehicle that, according to the recommendations, will have as its starting point a new architecture designed from the start under the rationale of electric propulsion and off-road orientation.
Although there have been no… enlightening images regarding the aesthetics of the new SUV at the moment, information suggests that it will follow a neo-retro approach to the standards of models such as the Ford Bronco and Toyota Land Cruiser, adopting squared-off proportions that will exude robustness and durability but will also be reminiscent of the Scout 4×4 archetypes built between 1960 and 1980.
As VW has hinted through the teasers, both the SUV that will take on the burden of recommendations and the electric pickup that will follow will adopt a similar design, in the pattern of the Rivian with the pickup essentially being a variant of the SUV with a larger length and loading space.
It should be noted that on the other side of the Atlantic there is already a not inconsiderable number of electric pickups such as the Rivian R1T, the Ford F-150, the Chevrolet Silverado EV and of course the Tesla Cybertruck while, of course, the number of exuberant electric SUVs is even greater and ever increasing.
At the moment, there are no thoughts on VW’s part about Scout products crossing the Atlantic, however, it is not excluded that the resulting technology will be used by, for example, the pickups of the German brand in the old continent as well. Production of the Scout will take place at a new plant of the group in South Carolina with a capacity of up to 200,000 units per year. According to the recommendations, the production of the models in mass numbers is expected to start in 2026, while initially for the implementation of all the above, the VW group has invested an amount that exceeds two billion euros.