Exclusive: Chris Benjamin on taking the reins at Scout

Chris Benjamin, Scout Motors

Car Design News chats to Chris Benjamin the day after being announced as Scout Motors’ new chief design officer

Chris Benjamin has been announced as the new chief design officer for Scout Motors, the resurrected American off-road brand established by Volkswagen Group last year. Headquartered in the US, Scout has promised an all-electric truck and SUV by the end of 2026. We caught up with Benjamin in Silicon Valley the day after the announcement to learn more. 

Laura Burstein: You seem perfectly positioned to lead the Scout design team, with your most recent experience at Stellantis working on brands such as Jeep and Ram. What excites you the most about this new role?

Chris Benjamin: For me, it’s taking ownership of…

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