The Volkswagen Group’s new Scout Motors model is preparing for its market launch by trademarking an extended checklist of potential nameplates for electrical off-roaders.
First noticed by Autoblog, Scout has utilized for logos on not less than 29 car names with the US Patent and Trademark Workplace (USPTO). Many of those are historic nameplates resembling Scout 80—the identify of the primary Scout mannequin launched by Worldwide Harvester in 1960—in addition to Scout 800 and Scout II.
1971-80 Worldwide Harvester Scout
Different names cowl choice packages or variants related to the unique Scout fashions, which had been produced by Worldwide Harvester—an organization primarily recognized for agricultural tools and industrial vehicles—as much as 1980. These embody: Aristocrat, Rallye, Sno-Star, Sportstar, SR-2, SSII, Spirit, Tremendous Scout, Terra, Terrastar, Trailstar, Travelstar, Travelstar XL, and Traveltop.
Additionally of be aware are a number of names seemingly nodding on the agricultural nature of the Scout’s authentic producer: Baler, Cultivator, Forma, Grade, Harrow, Hauler, Reaper, Scythe, Swather, Tellus, and Thresher. Scout additionally trademarked the identify Carolina, which is sensible because the Scout EVs are slated to be constructed at model new manufacturing unit close to Columbia, South Carolina. Near $2 billion will probably be invested within the website, which VW has stated may produce 200,000 autos yearly.
Teaser for Scout SUV idea
VW introduced the Scout model in 2022, appointing former VW Group of America CEO Scott Keogh to guide it. The German automaker acquired the rights to the Scout identify when it purchased Worldwide Harvester successor firm Navistar in 2020. The twenty first century Scout fashions will embody a rugged electrical SUV and pickup truck, with an preliminary idea car scheduled to be revealed in 2024.
Keogh lately confirmed that the Scout SUV and pickup are being developed with Magna Worldwide. The Scout CEO beforehand stated the SUV will probably be launched first, possible in 2026, and can purpose for a $40,000 value bracket.