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Volkswagen Scout EV SUV, pickup within the works | Autocar India

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Future off-road EVs from VW to revive ‘Scout’ moniker.

Volkswagen will introduce two rugged 4WD EVs, initially in North America, that are anticipated to enter manufacturing by 2026. Each fashions might be bought below the Scout off-road model that VW acquired final 12 months. 

  • VW to introduce Scout EV model by 2026
  • Two fashions deliberate initially 
  • Will go on sale in North America first
  • Won’t be primarily based on MEB electrical platform

Volkswagen Scout SUV model: what’s new? 

Each EVs below this model might be designed and manufactured within the US, with the primary prototypes on account of be revealed subsequent 12 months. The ‘Scout’ moniker has sat dormant since Worldwide Harvester, the unique SUV’s producer, retired the mannequin in 1980.

Volkswagen says the Scout model might be fashioned later this 12 months. It should stand alone from the principle Volkswagen marque and might be “constructed upon a brand new technical platform idea” that may carry “new pickup and [rugged SUV] credibility” past the present Volkswagen mannequin vary. This implies the MEB structure at present used for Volkswagen EVs won’t be adopted. The agency is focusing on a 10 % market share of the rugged SUV (R-SUV) and pickup segments within the US.

Worldwide Harvester Scout: a quick historical past

The Scout SUV was previously constructed by Worldwide Harvester, which historically manufactured farm and business automobiles. It was produced from 1961 to 1980 because the agency’s first passenger automotive and was additionally obtainable as a pickup. It could problem one of many Jeep Wrangler’s ancestors, the Jeep CJ, whereas Ford launched the Bronco in 1965. 

Volkswagen revealed a set of idea design photographs as a part of the announcement, displaying the silhouettes of each the pickup and huge SUV, that are clearly envisioned as rivals for the Rivian R1T and R1S, respectively.  

Volkswagen’s plans for India

Volkswagen will quickly launch the much-awaited Virtus sedan in India. The model can also be readying a market introduction for its ID Electrical car vary in our market in future.

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