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Scout Campers launches Yoho, the lightest hardwall camper, for midsize trucks

The Scout Yoho is a lightweight inn-bed camper option for midsize truck owners,

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Scout Yoho is the lightest hardwall truck camper in the truck camping industry. It's new to the Scout Campers family just in time for state and national parks, as well as KOA campgrounds to get back to regular business.

The Yoho is made specifically for midsize trucks like the Ford Ranger, Toyota Tacoma, GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, and Nissan Frontier. It was designed to be lightweight, durable, and versatile. Its weight, just 913 pounds dry, is designed to not strain the powertrain or chassis of the smaller trucks while providing enough sleeping space for up to four people.

Scout Campers Yoho

Scout Yoho truck bed camper

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It is made with aluminium exo-skeleton framing and built for four-season travel. Scout Campers says to think of it as a backpack for your truck.

The Yoho is smaller than Scout's first model, the Olympic. Here are its measurements:

  • Floor Length - 69.34 inches
  • Exterior Width - 74.75 inches
  • Interior Height - 75 inches
Unlike the Olympic, it has a gear locker on the exterior passenger side ( (66 3/7 " W x 17 ½" H x 6" D).
The camper's list of standard features is extensive and includes a 160-watt Renogy Monocrystalline Solar Panel, portable Yeti 1000 Lithium Power Station, portable 4.9-gallon Lifesaver Water Storage with built-in filtration, a moonroof, and a ratchet tie down system.
There some some options boxes buyers can choose. The 45L CFX Dometic fridge/freezer is available as is the Convertible Lounge, a new multi-functional design feature that can sleep 2 people. The Convertible Lounge offers a place to sit, sleep, and eat in an L-shaped seating area with dinette. It transitions to two beds.

Additionally, buyers can opt for the Newport 4.5 BTU Real Flame Fireplace, a Rhino Rack 270-degree batwing awning, the portable Dometic 2 Burner cooktop, a portable toilet, and more.

The Yoho starts at $19,24.

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VW purchased the rights to the iconic Scout name and plans to make new EVs under the brand.

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Automakers bring back names and brands from the past all the time, but it's not every day that a major company purchases a brand name specifically for the purpose of reviving it. That's exactly what Volkswagen just did with Scout, the name of an ultra-popular off-road SUV that was built by International Harvester in the 1960s and 1970s.

As for the types of vehicles we'll see from the brand, we currently only have the renders to go on. The pickup truck and SUV both feature throwback styling that is reminiscent of the original Scout shapes. Beefy off-road tires and lifted suspension are the only other clues available in the drawings.

Volkswagen has its own EVs, and its other brands like Audi and Porsche have made significant progress with electric vehicles as well. That said, VW doesn't really have a solid off-road option from any of its brands at the moment, so the Scout purchase opens doors for the automaker in that arena.

The announcement sounds exciting, but we've still got plenty of time to wait before there's a Scout-branded EV on the roads. Volkswagen said the plan is to release vehicles by 2026, but it won't be sitting idle between now and then. The VW ID.4 is still very fresh and the automaker says it will launch a total of 25 new EVs in the U.S. by 2030.

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The F-Type P450 cars replace the P300 and P380 as part of the Jaguar lineup.

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Two new versions of the Jaguar F-Type are on the horizon. New versions of the model have been created to further the car's luxury proposition and both are powered by a roaring V8 engine. The new P450 variants replace the P300 and P380 models currently in the lineup. Jaguar is keeping the F-Type R around.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450

The 2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 will be available as a coupe or convertible in P450 RWD or P450 R-DYNAMIC AWD grades. All varieties come with a 444-horsepower supercharged V8 under the hood that achieves 428 pound-feet of torque. An electronic active differential is standard. In all configurations, the car gets from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and has a top speed of 177 mph.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The car has received minor exterior updates from the 2021 model.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

In a nod to its suburban buyers, the F-Type has a Quiet Star mode that allows a more subtle roar out the back side of the car upon startup. Drivers who don't care about keeping quiet can switch the car in to Dynamic mode and let the rumble out.

Each F-Type P450 rides on 20-inch wheels, has larger brakes than traditional F-Type models, and has the switchable exhaust. Double J-Blade daytime running lights feature up front while new slender rear lights allow the body of the car to speak for itself.

Buyers who get the F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD get bespoke badging; a gloss black front splitter, side sills, valance, and venturi; auto-dimming, power- folding, heated door mirrors with memory; and 20-inch Style 6003, split-spoke, gloss Dark Grey with Contrast Diamond Turned Finish Wheels.

2022 Jaguar F-Type P450 The interior sports a refined appearance.Photo courtesy of Jaguar

Monogram stitch patterns on the car's seats and interior accents in Windsor Leather and satin-finish Noble Chrome enhance the interior. Additionally, there are "Jaguar Est.1935" markings on the center console finisher, glovebox release button surround, and seatbelt guides. Six-way electric power seats are standard on F-Type P450 RWD, while F-Type P450 R-Dynamic AWD adds 12-way electric memory front seats, electrically adjustable steering column with memory, Delta Aluminum Center Console, and R-Dynamic branded metal treadplates as standard equipment.

A 12.3-inch driver information display is standard.

F-Type P450 is available in 11 standard exterior colors, and can be ordered in over a dozen custom SVO paint finishes. It starts at $69,900 for the P450 RWD Coupe and $79,900 for the R450 R-Dynamic AWD Coupe.

2022 Jaguar F-Type R

The F-Type R is the pinnacle of the Jaguar lineup with torque on-demand all-wheel drive, Jaguar Intelligent Driveline Dynamics control technology, a double wishbone front and rear suspension, and electric power-assisted steering.

It can get from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 186 mph thanks to its 575-horsepower supercharged V8 engine. All-wheel drive is standard.

This model starts at $103,200.

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