DAVOS, Switzerland — Volkswagen Group strategies to make a decision this year on a web-site in the U.S. to assemble its Scout manufacturer electric pickups and SUVs, CEO Herbert Diess reported on Wednesday.
The company is assessing “brownfield web pages and some greenfield spots,” Diess said below on the sidelines of the Environment Financial Forum.
VW CFO Arno Antlitz independently claimed the organization is not ruling out an eventual share listing for the Scout brand name, but added that it was also shortly for this kind of a conclusion.
Scout is part of a broader effort by VW to grow its presence in the U.S. marketplace, not just for passenger autos but industrial cars as perfectly, Diess and other executives said.
The designs are producing controversy among VW’s U.S. dealerships due to the fact the automaker has not discolsed nonetheless how it designs to provide the automobiles in the U.S. Sellers, by the NADA and point out associations, on Wednesday demanded solutions from VW brass.
Robert Glaser, president of the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association, this week said the Scout announcement was “pretty alarming and puzzling — to the existing vendor network,” which experienced put in several years inquiring for the pretty merchandise that the Scout announcement integrated, and with no point out of how they would be marketed.