Made in India Export of the Volkswagen T-Cross is ongoing
Volkswagen has started exporting the Indian-made T-Cross SUV, which is more or less identical to the VW Taigun sold here, with the first batch of 1,232 units shipped to Mexico.
Volkswagen has started deliveries of the T-Cross, essentially the Taigun sold in India, with the first batch going to Mexico.
- VW T-Cross is essentially a left-hand drive version of the VW Taigun for markets like Mexico.
- First shipment of 1,232 VW T-Cross SUVs shipped to Mexico.
- Volkswagen currently exports cars from India to 61 countries.
Volkswagen has announced the start of exports of the Indian-made T-Cross SUV. The car is based on the MQB-A0-IN platform and is almost identical to the Taigun made for India. The first batch of 1,232 T-Cross SUVs will be shipped from the Port of Mumbai to Mexico. The main difference between the two cars is that the T-Cross is left-hand drive and bears a T-Cross badge and is the first vehicle based on the MQB-A0-IN platform to be manufactured in India and exported.
Christian Cahn von Seelen, Chairman of SAVWIPL (Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Ltd) said on the occasion: “The export of the Volkswagen T-Cross is a significant event in the Group’s commitment to develop cars in India that are powered by the world ! The development of India as an export hub for the VW Group worldwide is an integral part of our India strategy. The cars manufactured at our plants in India embody the same quality standards we uphold around the world. Built for the world on the MQB A0-IN platform, the Volkswagen T-Cross is an example of the excellence we strive for in all aspects of production, from technology and quality to design and performance. The flexible MQB-A0-IN platform will not only write our growth story in the domestic market, but also play a crucial role in expanding our global export footprint. With this export milestone, we are strengthening our commitment to offer next-generation vehicles to and from India.”
Christian Cahn von Seelen, Chairman, SAVWIPL (left) and Mojmir Hajek, Executive Director, Technical, SAVWIPL with Volkswagen T-Cross.
The Taigun is the second car in India to be based on the MQB-A0-IN platform after the Skoda Kushaq; The car sports a classic Volkswagen SUV design that we’ve seen in the larger models. LED headlights, DRLs and taillights give it a premium look. The car boasts a premium cabin packed with features including a 10-inch infotainment touch display and 8-inch digital instrument panel, ambient lighting, ventilated seats and a sunroof. In India, the Taigun is sold with two engine options, a 1-litre TSI or a larger 1.5-litre TSI, both of which are available with a mix of manual, automatic or DSG transmission options. It’s worth noting that the Mexico-bound VW T-Cross differs from the Euro-spec VW T-Cross.
Volkswagen started exporting in 2011 when the Indian-made Vento was shipped to South America. Exports from India have since grown, with Indian-made cars reaching 61 countries. A total of 5,45,653 units have been exported from India as of December 2021, with Mexico being the largest export market.
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