The Scout, a one-time competitor to the Ford Broncos and Jeeps that was last sold more than four decades ago, has been revived by Volkswagen as a line of all-electric trucks and SUVs.
Scout will become its own brand offering off-road electric trucks and SUVs in North America. A Scout SUV and pickup truck are expected to sell around 2026.
The vehicles will be designed, engineered and manufactured in the United States for American consumers, the company said in a statement. Statement. To that end, a separate, independent company will be established in the United States this year, as the Volkswagen Group replaces the powerful American brand Scout with an electric vehicle.
The company added that the prototypes will be unveiled before next year.
Volkswagen CFO Arno Antlitz added in the statement that the Scout brand “will be a separate unit and brand within the Volkswagen Group which will be managed independently.”
The boxy Scout SUV was originally a product of International Harvester, a brand known for its farm equipment and commercial trucks. The Scout, developed from 1961 to 1980, was a truck manufacturer’s attack on the passenger car market. The term “sports utility vehicle” did not exist at the time, but Scout helped explain what the SUV market segment would be. During this time it was also available as a pickup.
It was originally seen as a competitor to the Jeep CJ, the predecessor of today’s Jeep. The Wrangler appeared in 1965 with the Ford Bronco, its own competitor in the new car segment. The Wrangler is now the flagship model of the Jeep brand, considered one of them. The world’s most expensive passenger car brands. Ford recently re-introduced the Bruno brand on two new SUVs that have become big sellers. In recent months, Ford has sold almost as many small Bronco Sport as the popular Escape crossover SUV.
Classic SUVs, like the old Broncos, Jeeps and Scouts, have become popular with car collectors in recent years, keeping their names and pictures in the public eye.
International Harvester reorganized its truck business in 1986 under the name Navistar. In 2021, the Traton Group, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group’s commercial vehicle, bought Navistar and, with it, acquired the rights to the Invalid Scout brand.
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