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 released the first official sketch that gives an idea of what these products will look like, although it is really too early to have more details.
The important thing is that it is thus confirmed that the German brand, at least in the US, will have a direct rival for the electric “flats” of Ford, Chevrolet y Tesla, among others. As for the SUV, it will be a tough competitor for the new Ford Bronco, in the different versions that are marketed, and for the emblematic Jeep Wrangler.
From the automaker they highlighted 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, update of the Amarok
Volkswagen announced last week that it will invest 250 million dollars in Argentina to manufacture Ducati motorcycles, nationalize auto parts and update the amarok. As is often the case, the projections that imagine what the definitive design of the pick-up could look like did not take long to appear.
The Brazilian portal KDesing was encouraged to draw the design of the Amarok 2023 in its V6 version (it is the most powerful in the range) and gave it new alloy wheels, slight tweaks to the bumper and front end-to-end LED optics, among other details.
The German brand did not reveal images of the future Amarok. For now, Pablo Di Si, the president of VW in South America, anticipated: “We are going to 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 particular: At a global level, a new generation was presented that will be manufactured by Ford as a result of an alliance with Volkswagen. However, the Argentine subsidiary did not want to cede the production of the pickup to its American rival and this agreement will not have an impact on the national industry.
That’s the way it is, there will not be a new generation of the Argentine Amarok. The flat will simply undergo an aesthetic and equipment redesign to remain as competitive as possible in an increasingly modern segment.
Volkswagen did not comment on the matter, but there are strong rumors about the discontinuation of the Amarok in Pacheco from 2025 to make way for the Tarok, a compact pick-up that is currently in the prototype phase and would compete in the Fiat segment. Bull and Ford Maverick.
The Amarok is a midsize pickup that competes in the segment with the Toyota Hilux, the Ford Ranger, the Chevrolet S10, the Nissan Frontier, the Renault Alaskan, and the Mitsubishi L200, among other models.