The first electric 4x4s from Volkswagen’s new Scout brand will arrive in 2026. We now know where they will be assembled. A brand new factory will be dedicated to them.
The Scout brand is to revive the 4×4 produced during the 60s and 70s by International Harvester. From the announcement of its creation, the Volkswagen group wanted to reinforce the image of an American brand, and clearly separated from the rest of the group. The headquarters of the Scout Motors brand is in the United States, and much of the design will be done there. As a bonus, the models marketed under this brand will benefit from a specific platform, but also from a dedicated factory.
After considering the production solution under contract, with Foxconn or Magna, the German group finally opted for an internal solution. A new factory will therefore see the light of day in South Carolina, near Columbia (between Charlotte and Charleston). It represents an investment of 2 billion dollars and should make it possible to create 4,000 direct jobs. Production will begin in 2026, with the goal of producing up to 200,000 cars per year.
On the occasion of this announcement, Scout Motors took the opportunity to distribute a new illustration… which does not tell us much more about its first two models, an electric SUV and pick-up equipped with crossing capabilities in all -ground.
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