VW’s new Scout Motors sub-brand will obtain a $10 million grant from the Michigan Enterprise Growth Program to ascertain a brand new innovation heart within the metropolis of Novi.

The brand new facility will make use of as much as 200 individuals and function a hub for the agency’s product design and engineering groups. It should span roughly 80,000 sq. ft and make use of staff from each the native markets in addition to broader home and worldwide markets.

The Detroit Information stories that VW thought-about different areas, particularly websites near the plant it’ll assemble in South Carolina and start manufacturing at by the tip of 2026. The $10 million grant is being supported by the governing physique of the Michigan Financial Growth Corp.

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 Scout Motors Gets $10 Million Grant In Michigan For Local Innovation Center

Scout is making ready each an all-electric pickup truck and an electrical SUV, each of which shall be manufactured on the $2 billion South Carolina plant. Restricted particulars in regards to the two fashions are recognized at this early stage however final month, stories surfaced suggesting that the carmaker has enlisted the assistance of Magna Steyr within the growth of the 2 automobiles. The VW-owned model is keen to make sure its automobiles can rival the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wrangler.

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Magna Steyr could be a logical selection for VW to work alongside provided that it’s chargeable for assembling the Mercedes-Benz G-Class, a formidable off-roader in its personal proper, in addition to the Fisker Ocean and Jaguar I-Tempo EVs.

Teasers launched of the Scout SUV and pickup truck fashions reveal that they’ll have designs paying homage to basic Scout fashions whereas additionally adopting boxy shapes not dissimilar to different standard off-roaders in the marketplace. The plant the place they are going to be constructed may have the capability to construct 200,000 automobiles yearly however whether or not or not that determine is reached will rely fully on how standard the Scout fashions show to be.

 Scout Motors Gets $10 Million Grant In Michigan For Local Innovation Center