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What size would you guys like for the new scout suv to be? Full size? If they do add a front bench seat I would love for it to be actually comfortable.
 
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I hope that scout motors can make their models somewhat affordable. It would be cool if they could also make an even more affordable smaller scout in addition to the regular scout and scout pickup. Like Rivian with the r2
 
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Another thing that I would like to see is some type of handlebar to help pull myself into the Scout. Just to make it easier getting in.
 
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Another thing that I would like to see is some type of handlebar to help pull myself into the Scout. Just to make it easier getting in.
That should only be necessary if SM follows the current (North American) pickup trend to make vehicles as high off the ground as possible. I hope they look to the original Scouts and Rivian for guidance in this respect. As I often said when buying my '23 Tundra "I want the power without the climb". I'd actually like SM to think about the airport tugs, low, convertible, with the power to haul a 747 around. Just gear it for the highway and put prettier sheet metal on it.
 
I’m not sure if this idea is possible, but I want your opinions about it.

I want the c pillar to be foldable/removable.

I was thinking about how the old scout 80s could be used as a pickup🛻and a SUV🚙

The A and B pillars would not be removable for pickup mode.🛻

The c section could be like a bolt-in roll cage by AGI. And the A and B pillars would be permanent.

Also a segmented roof like the bronco would be nice.

For the pickup mode you could have a panel to seal the front portion away from the bed.

The scout would need to have a front bench seat to make this truck mode even more practical.
 
I’m not sure if this idea is possible, but I want your opinions about it.

I want the c pillar to be foldable/removable.

I was thinking about how the old scout 80s could be used as a pickup🛻and a SUV🚙

The A and B pillars would not be removable for pickup mode.🛻

The c section could be like a bolt-in roll cage by AGI. And the A and B pillars would be permanent.

Also a segmented roof like the bronco would be nice.

For the pickup mode you could have a panel to seal the front portion away from the bed.

The scout would need to have a front bench seat to make this truck mode even more practical.
Could be interesting but if SM is making a truck too it seems like a lot of extra cost for probably a low take rate. Sorta like the Jeep gladiator has the removable soft top. That could be nice for the pick up.
If the SUV has a removable top you could just remove rear seats and if it has a tailgate setup that would basically be a truck mode but without a complex C pillar. I like the roll bar but prefer it be more like Bronco where it doesn’t take away much if any shoulder room in the rear
 
Could be interesting but if SM is making a truck too it seems like a lot of extra cost for probably a low take rate. Sorta like the Jeep gladiator has the removable soft top. That could be nice for the pick up.
If the SUV has a removable top you could just remove rear seats and if it has a tailgate setup that would basically be a truck mode but without a complex C pillar. I like the roll bar but prefer it be more like Bronco where it doesn’t take away much if any shoulder room in the rear
Since the (obvious to me) plan might be a separate pickup on extended chassis, similar to how Gladiator and Ineos Quartermaster are longer wheelbase than the SUV they are derived from then it foes not make much sense to have a Scout SUV that converts to a pickup as did the 80/800
 
@Jamie@ScoutMotors , fwiw, I absolutely love the idea of resurrecting the scout. I'm all in and patiently waiting to hit the reserve button. Hear me out.

We were r1s rezzy holders and excited to own one, but honestly were discouraged with 2 factors. 1, it was nice, but not $80k nice. 2, by the lack of rear cargo room. Def would not suit a family of 4 for a long weekend of camping. Roof racks, tailgate racks, yeah...but we were disappointed.

One thing we did love about the r1s, as simplistic as it may sound, was the dual folding tailgate. Its the same tailgate as on bmw x5's. I have a 2 place bike rack on my x5 and with the rack flipped up, the tailgate can still open and close. It's so simple but a life saver! Plus when i park on a grade, all my shit doesnt roll out!! I often see people that just leave the rack tipped partially down, or people having to fold their rack down before opening the tailgate. Then folding back up after loading.

Look, I am sure there are loads of those that prefer a carryover design language, and honestly that is why we are all so freaking excited about being the owner of a new scout!! Just wanted to throw out the above hooraah for the possibility of not making me fold down my bike rack to open the tailgate (please!). Those that share the open air love of nature and also are into cycling, you'd get me.

Thanks!!