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VW to resurrect Scout, Highlander drops V-6, Hyundai and Rimac still on

Intake: Following in the footsteps of the Chrysler Airflow and Ford Lightning, the Volkswagen Group is dusting off the Scout name for a forthcoming electrified pickup and SUV. Posted in a tweet from their official Twitter account, Scout production is claimed to start in 2026.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/news/the-manifold/2022-05-12/
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Rick2
Instructor

The Scout looks interesting unless I can't afford it. The pedal car race was cool!
Tinkerah
Engineer

Gotta love that the Settrington Cup announcer was just as excited as if it were the last stretch of a nail-biting Le Mans!
SS396
Intermediate Driver

How long before we're all riding in pedal cars????
Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

Scout, don't see the need for the brand. Doesn't VW have enough brands under it's umbrella. What will a "Scout" have that ties it to the old ones? Nothing besides a name. I get them buying Navistar but Scout is not a brand. Whatever, bring on more electric toasters!

I wish the V6 was not going away from Toyota's mass produced products. I'd rather have the smoother V6 over a turbo 4 or a hybrid 4. With the turbo 4 I doubt the fuel economy is better in the real world. They haven't been better in my experience.
buellerdan
Instructor

Will it still be called a Cornbinder?
Sajeev
Community Manager

Maybe a Krautbinder now, which is close enough...I'm just glad the name is coming back! 

TG
Technician

high-speed hay rake? 2 letter s***-spreader?
1956meteor
Intermediate Driver

I understand the manufacturers looking for increased mileage by dropping 6 to 4 cylinders , but they should understand some of us will never own a 4 cylinder turbo powered vehicle. I , as a tilt n load tow truck operator, tow so many of these with failed engines of all brands , I will never replace my 6 cylinder 94 F150, 97 Thunderbird, 06 Impala and 16 Sorento with any 4 cylinder no matter how expensive gas gets. It was hard enough letting my 56 Meteor Y block 272 and 89 Corvette go in the past two years. I am over the V8 addiction at this point but that's where it ends.
thc1776
New Driver

I've driven Cornbinders since the 80's. The idea of calling a vehicle the VW Scout turns my stomach.
MustangJim
Technician

My take on the scout: it will look like a duck, but will it quack like one?
TG
Technician

So VW bought cornbinder... interesting
SJ
Technician

Most people won't know the Scout name origins.
RallyRaid
Detailer

VW Group have been using the ‘Scout’ badge for Skoda equivalents of Audi’s ‘Allroad’ models since 2017…
Billthecat707
Instructor

The Settrington Cup was hilarious, especially the play-by-play, and the runner-up trying to do NASCAR style blocking. Great fun for the kids and nice to see them given a fun thing to do at this event.
SAG
Instructor

VW Scout
Cant imaging the cost_
when "rabbit's decide" a EV wiring harness is a tasty treat.
But they may come up with a lethal covering.

VW purchasing "IH"
no big surprise.
Lamborghini has always built 'tractors for the Farm'
SAG
Instructor

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shouldn't have used.
IH / Navistar is a "Far Cry" from that Scout.
Had a Navistar based Diesel in a Truck.
What a _ _
No power