The Scout is making its way back into showrooms.
Volkswagen is reviving the classic SUV as an all-electric brand, based in the USA.
Through its ownership of Navistar (a descendant of International Harvester), the German automaker holds the rights to Scout’s intellectual property.
Volkswagen revealed the creation of Scout Motors in January and now has a website with a teaser image showing what the first model might look like.
The shadowy photo shows an SUV’s front with the boxy shape of the original truck.
There are small windows on the sides and roof that look like they have “alpine” windows.
Scott Keogh, the former CEO of Volkswagen of America, has taken the same position at Scout Motors. He has been meeting Scout enthusiasts as the vehicle is being developed and the plan for building it.
Automotive News reported this week, that the company was in talks with Foxconn, who owns an electric vehicle plant in Lordstown Ohio, and Magna, the automotive contract manufacturer Magna, about possible partnerships. However, the company stated that it would not comment on “speculation.”
Production is expected to start in 2026. The company also stated that it plans on having a lineup that includes pickups and SUVs.
According to The Wall Street Journal, it aims to build approximately 250,000 vehicles per year.
Although specifications and pricing are not yet known, Volkswagen previously stated that the vehicles would be cheaper than Rivian’s current offerings, which start at $70,000, although official pricing has not been disclosed.