Volkswagen Group will build its Scout Motors assembly plant in South Carolina.
The plant will produce electric-powered pickups and SUVs. It will be Volkswagen’s second U.S. assembly factory along with its existing operations in Chattanooga. Production is expected to begin in 2026.
Scout Motors said the plant will be built near Columbia, South Carolina. More than 200,000 Scout vehicles could be produced annually at the facility, the company said in a statement.
Scout’s trucks and rugged SUVs will harken back to the iconic Scout vehicles produced from 1960 to 1980, it said.
They will be built “on a newly designed all-electric platform with internal engineering focused on attributes including ground clearance, approach angles, robust axles, payload capacity, all-electric range, and new digital features,” Scout said.