The Hummer, Bronco and Blazer have all returned lately on account of the continuing SUV growth. The Worldwide Harvester Scout is subsequent.
Citing individuals conversant in the matter, The Wall Avenue Journal reported on Tuesday that Volkswagen Group’s board is anticipated to present the inexperienced gentle on Wednesday to a Scout revival.
Later within the day, VW confirmed the rumor in a tweet.
THIS IS FOR YOU – #USA!
⚡ We’ll produce an all-electric pick-up and rugged SUV
⚡ The sturdy Iconic model #Scout get’s electrified
⚡ Manufacturing will begin in 2026 pic.twitter.com/blZy8b0Z29
— Volkswagen Group (@VWGroup) Might 11, 2022
VW Group owns the rights to the Scout title by way of its possession of Navistar which was fashioned from Worldwide Harvester within the Eighties, and the automaker has already used the title in current historical past on some automobiles from its Skoda model.
Based on The Wall Avenue Journal‘s sources, VW Group plans to make Scout a Volkswagen sub-brand for electrical SUVs and pickup vans, just like the connection between GMC and Hummer.
— Zerin Dube (@SpeedSportLife) Might 11, 2022
Curiously, VW designer Klaus Zyciora posted sketches of an SUV and pickup truck alongside the Scout title on his Instagram web page on Wednesday earlier than rapidly eradicating it, although not earlier than person Zerin Dube may seize the display shot above. Zyciora additionally talked about in his put up that ” the journey of Scout is about to begin.”
Do not get too excited simply but, although. The primary trendy Scout is not anticipated till 2026.
VW has been teasing the concept of promoting a pickup truck within the U.S. for years and solely in April the model’s native chief, Scott Koegh, mentioned that an electrical pickup truck may very well be a boon for the model.
There have additionally been experiences of VW launching a rugged electrical SUV to tackle deliberate electrical variations of the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. VW even launched a sketch of simply such a automobile again in 2019 to gauge curiosity. We have additionally heard rumors of a reborn VW Factor as an EV. All the expressive fashions are a part of a wider technique to launch extra emotive EVs. Keep tuned.