Volkswagen will be using the Scout name as a independently run brand focused on selling electric trucks.


Sometimes, there’s good news in the world and today is one of those times: Volkswagen’s board of directors are expected to approve a plan Wednesday to bring back the Scout, this time as an EV brand with an SUV and pickup truck to kick off the new line.

Can you even believe it! This fantastic news comes to us via the Wall Street Journal:

Under the plan, which previously hasn’t been reported, the German company, a minnow in the U.S. but one of the largest auto makers in the world, is planning to launch a new Scout-branded electric sport-utility vehicle and a Scout electric pickup truck.

VW’s board of directors is expected to approve the plan on Wednesday, according to people familiar with the meeting’s agenda. The plan would see Scout operate as a subsidiary of VW in the U.S. alongside other VW brands—Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley.

The move would mark the first time that VW has created a new brand based in the U.S. VW’s leadership hopes the Scout name can help the company break into the hard-fought and highly profitable American market for big SUVs and pickup trucks. VW hopes to eventually sell up to 250,000 Scout-branded vehicles a year in the U.S., with production set to start in 2026, the people said.