Scout EV Pickup And SUV Design Previewed In Official VW Presentation

A low-resolution picture of the upcoming all-electric Scout pickup and SUV was embedded within the official Volkswagen Capital Markets Day presentation and exhibits what the 2 automobiles may appear to be after they debut as ideas someday subsequent yr.

Noticed by Scout EV Discussion board member Golfguy, the grainy photograph confirms the boxy aspect profiles printed by the Volkswagen-owned entity final yr and provides barely seen particulars just like the triangular form on the pickup’s rear door window, black moldings on the decrease a part of the bodywork, and what seems to be a big glass roof.

There’s additionally a excessive beltline which provides to the rugged picture, and what appears to be a Rivian R1T-like full-width LED mild bar on the entrance. On the similar time, there aren’t any seen aspect mirrors, which leads us to consider that the idea automobiles will in all probability include video cameras as a substitute of conventional mirrors.

Scout EV pickup and SUV design preview

Scout EV pickup and SUV design preview

It’s price noting that it’s nonetheless method too early to know for certain what the 2 electrical automobiles will appear to be after they’re completed, however by the appears to be like of it, they’ll in all probability be much like the Ford Bronco, with a easy physique form impressed by the previous Worldwide Harvester Scout that was in-built Indiana all through the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies.

Volkswagen is critical about this venture, hinting at a brand new all-electric platform that may underpin the brand new Scout fashions and investing $2 billion in a brand new manufacturing facility in Columbia, South Carolina the place the US-centric EVs will probably be assembled beginning in 2026.

Moreover, inner engineering will deal with issues like floor clearance, strategy and departure angles, sturdy axles, and payload capability, which suggests the brand new Scout automobiles received’t simply be one other drop within the bucket of automobiles that appear to be they may carry out nicely off-road however are literally solely snug driving on clean, paved surfaces.

Particulars reminiscent of vary and energy are nonetheless unknown, however we may see rankings of round 400 miles on a full cost and an influence output of round 300 hp, making Scout aggressive in opposition to the ICE-powered Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler.

Value-wise, Scout CEO Scott Keogh confirmed in an interview with TechCrunch that the SUV will value $40,000 or “simply north of there,” which implies it would in all probability be in the identical league as Rivian’s upcoming R2-based EVs.

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