VW to Launch EV Pick-up & SUV in the USA

Giulia Nigrini
Giulia Nigrini
Vehicle Service Contract Specialist, Traveler, Car Enthusiast
June 6, 2022
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Volkswagen vehicles took to the USA in 1949 though it was only in the early 1990s that Volkswagen of America was established and standardized selling began. The brand has seen much popularity since then, only growing in fans.

VW has a wide range of vehicles to offer such as the Golf GTI, Tiguan or the Transporter. Making them a great choice for just about anyone looking for a vehicle. So given this success in the world and the high performance in the US market, VW has decided to launch an EV pick-up and an SUV.

When Do We Get to See It?

Well, VW has just announced that they will begin manufacturing these new EV cars under the Scout brand. They predict production to begin in 2026 with the first going on sale in the same year. However, the first prototypes for these new vehicles should be unveiled to the public next year.

What does this Mean for Future VW cars?

Though the majority of vehicles on the road today are still combustion engines, it is more likely that more and more people will be driving EVs or some other alternative to petroleum. For this reason alone it stands that VW will likely push for all of the vehicles to eventually be EV or some other alternative. Particularly in the North American markets where infrastructure has already begun to change over.

“After Volkswagen’s successful turnaround in the U.S., we are now taking the opportunity to further strengthen our position in one of the most significant growth markets for EVs. Electrification provides a historic opportunity to enter the highly attractive pick-up and R-SUV segment as a Group, underscoring our ambition to become a relevant player in the U.S. market.” – Herbert Diess, CEO Volkswagen AG

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