Volkswagen has appointed a new CEO to lead Scout, its electric vehicle and SUV spinoff

Volkswagen has appointed a new CEO to lead Scout, its electric vehicle and SUV spinoff

It remains to be seen whether Scout will design boxy retro-looking SUVs like the indefinitely delayed Bollinger B1 / B2 and Hummer EV, or whether it will follow in the footsteps of other midsize and compact SUVs with well-worn nameplates like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the new Chevy Blazer. One thing is certain: the company is believed to be working on cars suitable for camping, off-roading, or use at work, implying that Ford’s F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T electric pickups are prime targets.