2026 VW Scout SUV EV: Release Date, Price, and Specs

The International Harvester Scout was a legendary off-roading SUV, with the ability to travel over all types of challenging terrain. After Volkswagen bought the rights to the Scout brand, rumors began to circulate that the German automaker will build an all-electric version of the Scout. Recently, VW confirmed that this is true. Find out the release date, price, and specs of the Volkswagen Scout SUV EV.

When will the 2026 VW Scout SUV EV be released and available?

Side view of blue 2026 VW Scout SUV EV, highlighting its release date and price
2026 VW Scout SUV | Volkswagen

The release date of the 2026 VW Scout SUV EV will be in 2026. The Scout SUV will be available to buy at Volkswagen dealerships throughout the United States. For pre-order/reservation information for the Scout SUV EV, stay tuned.

How much does the 2026 VW Scout SUV EV cost?

Volkswagen didn’t yet release the price or trims information for the 2026 Scout SUV. However, Car and Driver speculates that Volkswagen will offer at least two trim levels for the Scout SUV. The automotive site estimates a base-level Scout SUV will have a starting price of around $45,000, and more feature-rich trims will cost over $50,000.

2026 Scout SUV specs: Electric motors, off-road capabilities, and driving range

Volkswagen didn’t yet reveal any details about the electric powertrain in the 2026 Scout SUV. However, considering that the automaker highlights its off-road capabilities, the SUV will undoubtedly have an all-wheel drive system. Power will likely come from two electric motors, with one motor at the front wheels and the other at the rear wheels. 

The output of the electric motors is unknown. However, Car and Driver suggests that it would be advantageous for the Scout SUV to offer “various levels of performance.” This includes a powerful variant that could compete with serious off-roading SUVs like the Land Rover Defender V8 and the Ford Bronco Raptor, as well as electric SUVs like the Rivian R1S and the GMC Hummer EV.

The battery capacity and the driving range of the Scout SUV are unknown as well. However, the Scout SUV will likely have an integrated battery pack, with an estimated range of over 300 miles.

2026 Scout SUV: What does it look like?

Side view of black 2026 VW Scout SUV EV, highlighting its release date and price
2026 VW Scout SUV | Volkswagen

To date, Volkswagen has only revealed small sketches of the Scout SUV. As detailed by Car and Driver, the Scout SUV features “a window line that kicks up at the rear like that of the classic Scout II. While the sketch shows a two-door SUV, a four-door version could be released as well.

Along with the Scout SUV, Volkswagen has plans for a Scout Pickup Truck. Like the Scout SUV, the Scout Pickup Truck is an all-electric model and is geared toward off-road use. Volkswagen will debut both of these models in 2023. 

As more information about the 2026 VW Scout SUV EV becomes available, we’ll provide updates. This includes:

  • Official release date
  • Official price information with the cost for each trim
  • Debut date
  • Official specs, including horsepower, torque, 0-60 mph acceleration, MPGe fuel economy, driving range, battery capacity, and towing capacity
  • Color options
  • Features and technologies
  • Images and videos
  • Warranty coverage
  • Pre-order/reservation information

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