The proud owner of a 1979 International Harvester Scout, has a message for Scott Keogh, who is the CEO of the new division of the Volkswagen Group which will build the modern version of this classic SUV.
As President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Keogh led the company’s return to profitability for the first time in years, helping dealers realize substantial profit growth while navigating COVID-19 and supply chain challenges.
He’s also been driving the Group’s electric mobility push and has been instrumental in bringing the VW ID.4, ID. Buzz and Audi e-tron to market in North America.
On March 4, 2023, Scout, – a Volkswagen Group-backed automotive company -, announced plans to open a $2 billion electric truck and SUV manufacturing plant just outside of Columbia, South Carolina.
Scout Motors Inc. and South Carolina officials said that the company would be establishing its first manufacturing plant in Blythewood at an industrial site. At full capacity, more than 200,000 vehicles may be produced annually at the facility, which is expected to create 4,000 or more permanent jobs,