Who doesn’t love an Worldwide Scout?
We’re speaking in regards to the easy, utilitarian 4×4 from Worldwide Harvester that initially debuted because the compact Scout 80 earlier than progressively evolving into the bigger Scout II throughout the Nineteen Seventies.
In no matter taste you select, the Worldwide Scout is a perpetual favourite at automotive reveals throughout the nation.
So you possibly can think about our collective shock once we heard the Scout was coming again!
And the information will get much more attention-grabbing once you hear that it’s coming from Volkswagen.
That’s as a result of VW truly owns the Scout title, because of its earlier acquisition of Navistar Worldwide, the corporate that developed out of the outdated Worldwide Harvester company. (Although if we’re being pedantic, Navistar is definitely owned Traton, a subsidiary of Volkswagen—identical finish consequence although.)
If that wasn’t sufficient, VW says that the Scout is coming again as…await it…an electrical car.
Yup. The brand new Scout will return as an electrical SUV. And it’ll have a pickup truck variant as effectively. Actually, based on the press launch, Volkswagen says the Scout can be its personal model of EVs, separate from VW and the opposite branches on the Volkswagen household tree.
In case you didn’t already know, the Volkswagen Auto Group encompasses plenty of different automotive marques, together with Porsche, Audi, and Lamborghini.
These new Scouts will reportedly be designed and inbuilt the USA, particularly for the American market. And VW tells us that we’ll see prototypes in 2023, with manufacturing set to start in 2026. It additionally seems that, since Scout is meant to be a standalone model, these new EVs could also be offered by way of a separate supplier community.
Releasing a brand new, electrical Scout is an interesting transfer, to say the least, and we’re excited to see what it does to the electrical truck market, which is beginning to warmth up with fashions like the electrical Ford F-150 Lightning already in manufacturing.