Volkswagen has tapped its high U.S. govt to steer the newly established Scout model, the automaker introduced late Tuesday.
Scott Keogh, who’s president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, will develop into president and CEO of Scout, stated the automaker, confirming once more that the Scout model will launch “all-electric pick-ups and rugged SUVs within the U.S. market.”
Pablo Di Si, who has led South American operations, will assume Keogh’s present place September 1.
Volkswagen says that by the tip of the last decade, the VW Group now expects to supply 25 battery electrical fashions within the U.S. That’s throughout all of its manufacturers, which embrace VW, Audi, Porsche, and others. VW additionally says that the Group will construct up its U.S. engineering, R&D, and provide chain round EVs.
Audi of America president Scot Keogh with Audi e-tron quattro idea, 2015 Los Angeles auto present
The expanded announcement and appointment of Keogh, who previously led an Audi gross sales revival and oversaw the launch of the E-Tron, then introduced the ID.4 to the U.S.—together with U.S. manufacturing beginning this 12 months—seemingly underscores two issues for Scout: Firstly, that VW sees great progress within the electrical SUV market, and particularly for a brand new, unbiased model. And secondly, that it’s seemingly Scout won’t be a distinct segment model.
The brand new model has been shifting rapidly. In Might, Scout was already reportedly searching for a U.S. manufacturing facility web site and reportedly aiming to include business autos in its plan. Scout nonetheless has loads of different questions left to reply, nevertheless—not simply associated to how its autos shall be developed and whether or not they’ll be constructed on current platforms, like MEB, however how they’ll be offered.