Volkswagen is resurrecting the Scout name as an electric SUV and pickup to rival the likes of Ford, Hummer and Rivian.
A Scout was last made over four decades ago. However, the new plan is to revive the name and launch a dedicated EV SUV and pickup fleet for the US market.
If successful, it will be the first time VW has made a brand solely focused on the American market.
“The vehicles will be designed, engineered, and manufactured in the US for American customers,” VW said.
The first Scout EV is expected to be launched in 2026.
Original Scouts were seen as challengers to the Ford Bronco and the Jeep CJ. Production stopped in 1980, and it wasn’t until 2020 that VW acquired the rights to the brand.
VW aims to build 250,000 EV Scouts every year once production is up and running. Speaking of which, the cars will likely be built in US-based factories.
VW says they are willing to invest $1 billion into the new Scout brand. A new EV platform will also be built and revealed next year.