Pune: Škoda Auto Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) announced that it has marked another important milestone in its India 2.0 journey with the commencement of exports of Made in India Volkswagen T-Cross from Thursday. Volkswagen T-Cross is the first of the range of vehicles built on MQB-A0-IN platform, which will be exported from India. The first batch of 1,232 Volkswagen T-Cross vehicles are being shipped to Mexico from the port of Mumbai, an official release said here. Commenting on the occasion, Christian Cahn von Seelen, chairman, SAVWIPL, said, “The export of the Volkswagen T-Cross is a momentous event in the Group’s endeavour to engineer cars in India to be driven by the world! Developing India as an export hub for the VW Group globally, is an integral part of our India strategy. The cars manufactured at our facilities in India embody the same quality standards we adhere to globally.” SAVWIPL started its export programme in 2011 with 6,256 cars of the India-built Volkswagen Vento for South Africa. Since then, the company’s export market has continued to grow incrementally to build the Group’s ‘Made in India’ presence in 61 countries across South America, Central America, Africa, the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the GCC countries, and the Caribbean region. The Group has exported over 5,45,653 cars until December 2021, the release said.