Scout, the new Volkswagen brand of electric pickups and SUVs in the United States
Volkswagen, like almost all automakers, is fully committed to electrification. And that plan, he recently confirmed, includes the creation of a new independent brand through which it will sell a family of all-electric products in the United States. They will be ready in 2026.
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The brand It will be called Scout and the first models will be an SUV and a pick-up. The company gave this information and published the first official sketch which gives an idea of what these products will look like, although it is really too early to have more details.
The new Scout brand will also have an electric SUV.
The important thing is that it is thus confirmed that the German brand, at least in the USA, will have a direct competitor for the electric “apartments” of Ford, Chevy and Tesla, among others. As for the SUV, it will be a major competitor for the new Ford Bronco, in the different versions marketed, and for the emblematic Jeep Wrangler.
From the automaker, they pointed out that the Scout models will be independent from the rest of the VW range and that the first prototypes will be ready Next year.
In Argentina, Amarok update
volkswagen announced last week that it will invest $250 million in Argentina to manufacture Ducati motorcycles, nationalize auto parts and update amarok. As is often the case, the projections that imagine what the final design of the pick-up could look like soon appeared.
The Brazilian portal KDesing was encouraged to draw the design of the Amarok 2023 in its V6 version (it’s the most powerful in the range) and gave it new alloy wheels, slight changes to the bumper and end-to-end LED optics in the front, among other details.
Volkswagen Amarok 2023. Projection: KDesign.
The German brand has not unveiled images of the future Amarok. For now, Pablo Di Si, the president of VW in South America, anticipated: “We will modernize it, update it and add more technology to it so that it can be sold in Argentina and other Latin American markets”.
The situation is the Amarok is special: Globally, a new generation has been presented which will be manufactured by Ford following an alliance with Volkswagen. However, the Argentinian subsidiary did not want to cede the production of the pick-up to its American rival and this agreement will not have an impact on the national industry.
It’s like that, there will be no new generation of the Argentinian Amarok. The apartment will simply undergo an aesthetic overhaul and equipment to remain as competitive as possible in an increasingly modern segment.
Volkswagen has not commented on the subject, but there are strong rumors that the Amarok will be discontinued at Pacheco from 2025 to make way for the Tarok, a compact pickup currently in the prototype phase and which will would compete in the Fiat segment. Bull and Ford Maverick.
The Amarok is a mid-size pickup that competes in the segment with the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet S10, Nissan Frontier, Renault Alaskan, and Mitsubishi L200, among other models.