In case you haven’t heard, the Volkswagen Group has announced the formation of an all-new line of electric SUVs and pickup trucks that will be marketed under the Scout brand.
The new trucks are planned in the United States for the 2026 model yearand will likely retail through a direct factory-to-consumer model, not through existing dealer networks.
But what about the Scout brand? If you’re old enough and your memory sharp enough, you might remember that International Harvester sold a brave all-terrain vehicle dubbed the Scout between 1961 and 1980. Movie buffs might remember that an International Scout was driven by Burt Reynolds in the feature film. film Issuance.
The Scout was only available as a two-door model, but a similar 4-door model, the Travelall, was also built by International between 1953 and 1975. Think Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and you’ll understand the relationship between the Scout and the Travelall. .
Fun fact: Swiss luxury coachbuilder Monteverdi has built an expensive SUV called Safari, based on the Scout. You can read more about the Monteverdi Safari here. For those interested, we have collected a number of Scout and Travelall adverts for your consideration. Tell us what you think.
1978 Scout II
International Scout Gallery
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