Volkswagen is getting increasingly more severe about making a dent within the nascent electrical pickup truck market within the US. It picked up (excuse a budget pun) the model Scout via a merger in 2020, and plans to make use of it as a by-product that can give attention to solely making “true American” electrical SUVs and pickup vans.
And based on a brand new report at this time, Volkswagen will construct its personal, totally new manufacturing facility within the US to make the Scout model automobiles. Beforehand, it was thought that the corporate would contract out manufacturing to the likes of Foxconn or Magna.
Scout CEO Scott Keogh in entrance of an unique Scout from the 60s
Now although, “business circles” have informed Automobilwoche that Volkswagen is taking issues instantly into its personal arms. This could let you know how severe the corporate is about making Scout a profitable enterprise.
The primary two Scout-branded automobiles are set to enter manufacturing in 2026 – one will likely be an electrical pickup truck, the opposite a “robust SUV”. The brand new Volkswagen manufacturing facility could ‘conceivably’ additionally produce Audi automobiles.
Seen within the image above is Scout CEO Scott Keogh, who was appointed in July of final yr. Earlier than taking up this function, he was the top of VW’s North American enterprise. The unique Scout was an off-roader constructed within the Nineteen Sixties within the US to compete with Jeep. In November, we noticed a silhouette launched by the VW spinoff, exhibiting the upcoming Scout truck.
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