Veteran Stellantis dressmaker Chris Benjamin has joined Scout Motors to manage design for the EV-focused Volkswagen logo that can specialise in SUVs and pickups.
Benjamin, maximum not too long ago the inner design important for Stellantis North The usa, turns into important design officer at a vital year for Scout, which plans to start car manufacturing at a plant related Columbia, South Carolina, by means of the tip of 2026. The emblem stated the primary retail gross sales of its electrical pickups and SUVs will get started quickly then. He has formally joined the corporate, a spokesperson stated.
VW hatched plans to resurrect the Scout logo in 2022 and determine a less assailable foothold within the increasing marketplace for off-road automobiles within the U.S.
Benjamin graduated from Detroit’s School for Inventive Research. He introduced his automobile design occupation at Mercedes-Benz. Upcoming that, Benjamin did design paintings for BMW, Volvo and Stellantis, the place he spent year in Europe and the U.S.
He’ll report back to Scout Motors CEO Scott Keogh.
In 2011, Benjamin used to be a part of the inaugural magnificence of Automobile Information Europe Emerging Stars.