India is emerging as an export base for mid¬size cars, SUVs and engines as it builds on the image as a key supplier of small cars. India¬made Vento sedan is one of Volkswagen’s top selling models in Mexico. Hyundai Motor, the biggest auto exporter from India, is considering exporting its new generation mid¬size Verna, codenamed HCI, from next year. Creta SUV from Hyundai’s Chennai factory has also got acceptance abroad. Premium brands like Chrysler and Land Rover, too, are considering exporting vehicles made in India to right-hand-drive markets, said people with knowledge of plans. Ford Motor will start exports of EcoSport SUV to North America from here next year, while the Suzuki BSE 2.00 per cent Baleno hatchback is supplied to Japan by the company’s Indian unit, Maruti Suzuki BSE 2.00 per cent .
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