Scout will have its own plant in the USA

We have recently advanced in neomotor what volkswagen I had practically discarded the construction of a new plant in Germany for the project tinitybut I studied the option of raising a factory in the United States to produce the brand’s future trams scout. The German consortium will resurrect the mythical all-terrain firm, famous in the 60 and 70, to boost its sales in the North American market. All your vehicles, to start a SUV all terrain and one pickup who will arrive at 2026will be 100% electric.

The board of directors of Volkswagen Group met last summer to discuss these plans and finally confirmed that it will build the factory to scout in South Carolinainstallations with the vocation of being the second largest plant of the company in the country after chattanoogaand that they will start producing their vehicles from 2026.

Despite the fact that the first information pointed to brands such as Audi we could take advantage of it to produce trams and thus make them eligible for the help of it US Inflation Reduction Act -which offers help for the purchase if the vehicles and components are produced in the country-, finally the group has confirmed that the factory is will dedicate en exclusive to Scout.

2,000 million investment

The Volkswagen Group has not spoken of figures, but the governor of Carolina del Sur, Henry McMasterposted a message on twitter to celebrate the news and announce that the factory scout will suppose an inversion in the region of 2,000 million euros and the creation of 4,000 new jobs.

The exact location of the plant will be the location of Blythewooda small village of 4,800 inhabitants just 30 kilometers in colombiathe capital of the state, with almost 140,000 inhabitants.

The electric vehicles of scout will be based on a platform 100% electric of new development that will focus on guaranteeing the best possible offroad behavior and a great load capacity, as well as new digital functions. For the moment, Scout will be led by Scott Keogh, former CEO of Volkswagen of Americaand the company’s desire is to have its own dealer network, a decision that does not convince the group’s dealers in the country.

con scoutVolkswagen wants to boost its sales in the United States, where it wants to reach a market share of the 10%. In the North American market, including Canada, the consortium enrolled 842,600 vehicles in 2022, a 7.2% less. To reach that 10%, it would have to reach, with respect to the 13.4 million units registered in the US market, around 1.34 million of units. Volkswagen is confident in attacking directly the most popular segments of the North American market to achieve this, rivaling the proposals of Ford, General Motors and Toyota, among other companies.

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