The Volkswagen Group is working on the rebirth of the Scout brand on the American market. As we know, in May the German group announced the first details of this project, stating that the goal was to get to use this brand to launch electric SUVs and pickups on the market designed explicitly for needs of American customers.
On the timing of the debut of the new models, the German group spoke generically of 2023 for the presentation of the first prototypes and 2026 for the start of production. Nothing specific was said, however, from a technical point of view, except that a new platform would be used. In short, no use of the well-known MEB platform. Now, on the front of the rebirth project of the Scout brand that the Volkswagen Group had acquired in 2020 as part of the acquisition of Navistar, there is interesting news.
According to a report by Automotive News Europe, which as such it should in any case be taken with due caution, the German group would remain moving in two directions.
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The first is; certainly the most Interesting. The report states that Volkswagen would be in dialogue with Foxconnto entrust the production of electric models under the Scout brand to the Taiwanese company. Foxconn, we recall, in addition to having already matured; a good experience in the electric car sector, has acquired the Lordstown factory where inside it will be; the new electric car, the result of the collaboration between Foxconn and Fisker, has also been produced. of everything necessary to produce the Scout cars within its factory in the United States. At the same time, the Volkswagen Group would also be discussing with Magna Steyr for the same purpose.
The fact that the Germans are looking for a partner for the production of these new cars dedicated to the American market , means that they do not intend to engage directly in their construction. This will avoid the also having to adapt the production lines of the Group's factories to the new platform which will be; used.
There remains, therefore, that we wait for news; by Volkswagen. If indeed the first prototypes are presented in 2023, more information on the Scout project should arrive soon.
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