Deliveries of Volkswagen brand new Crafter will be hitting UK soil in May. The new Crafter marks a change from the previous Crafter models being a 100% Volkswagen product. Meaning that no longer will you be getting Sprinter equipped with a VW powertrain. You will be getting a VW designed van inside and out. The brand new Crafter has won the prestigious International Can of the Year award for 2017

Working from the ground up Volkswagen following a period of extensive research have designed the brand new Crafter. Following this research, the brand new crafter has been developed to ripped customers with the perfect van for there needs. To make this a possibility a vast range of powertrains, drivetrains and capacities have been developed. Making sure that there is the right Crafter for your commercial vehicles need.

The brand new Crafter will be viable in three vehicle lengths depending on the model chosen of 5.9m, 6.84m, or 7.39m. The panel van variants will be coming in three different roof heights: 2.35m,  2.59m, or 2.79m. Also, a wide range of innovative technologies will be available to provide customers with the solutions they need for real-world problems.

Under the hood of the brand new Crafter will be powered by a new 2.0-litre TDI (Euro 6) engine. That has been designed specifically for commercial vehicles. Four power outputs have been developed for this brand new engine. These are 102, 122, 140, &, 170 PS. Which engine is selected will depend up on the choice of drive system. Also, there will be a choice of FWD, RWD, AWD (4MOTION) & the choice of either a manual or automatic gearbox.

As with other vans in Volkswagen’s range, there will three standard trim levels. Startline, Trendline & Highline.

Panel van Startline

·     Automatic Post Collision Braking

·     Cross-wind assist

·     Driver alert system

·     180-degree opening rear wing doors

·     Composition audio radio

·     Bluetooth

Panel van Trendline in addition to Startline

·     Front assist including emergency braking system

·     Cruise control with speed limiter

·     Electrically heated and adjustable wing mirrors

·     270-degree opening rear wing doors

·     Composition Media Radio with DAB+

·     Multi-function steering wheel

·     Comfort driver’s seat

·     Wooden floor in load area

·     Grab handles on rear entry pillars

Panel van Highline in addition to Trendline

·     Adaptive Cruise Control

·     Passenger airbag

·     Front and rear parking sensors

·     Heated windscreen

·     Front fog lights with cornering function

·     Comfort-plus driver’s seat

Alongside the trim levels a wide range of accessories have been announced. These include driver and safety assistance systems. Included in this range are systems such as rear traffic alert, side protection, trailer assist, & park assist.

To start with the initial range of brand new Crafter’s that will hit UK soil will be the front-wheel drive panel vans. But we will be seeing 4MOTION all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, automatic transmission, open-body models, and factory-produced conversions. Will be available later this year.

We will be producing pricing on the range of brand new Crafter’s as soon as we have them.

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