The new Crafter is based on a completely new design concept with a fundamentally new commercial vehicle architecture for both the exterior and interior so as to function for various customer groups.
The design of the new Crafter is also heavily based on the idea that the Transporter be given a big brother, that Volkswagen says "displays never-before-seen quality in terms of exterior and interior surfaces, robustness, sophistication, best-in-class attributes, and functionality never before seen in this vehicle segment".
The new 2.0-litre TDI engine was developed especially for the new Crafter and is available in four output classes. Customers can choose here between 102, 122, or 140bhp engines, or else opt for a bi-turbo TDI engine with output of 177bhp.
The choice of engines also depends on which drive system is selected, giving customers here a choice between front, rear, and all-wheel drive (4Motion ), and either an automatic or manual gearbox.
Customers can configure their new Crafter exactly in line with their specific requirements. Each customer can find the right combination of engine, gearbox, drive system, vehicle length, and roof height to meet their needs.
The Crafter's all-new EU 6 engines and a fundamentally new exterior design give the model the claimed lowest consumption and emission figures in its vehicle class.
Volkswagen claims that extremely reliable engines designed for both local and long-distance operation ensure downtime is never a problem. It adds that the new Crafter also scores points with its robustness and low maintenance and repair costs.
The optimal package dimensions of the new Crafter enable maximum utility. For example, the new Crafter cleverly combines extensive cargo capacity with minimal external dimensions, which makes the vehicle extremely manoeuvrable yet also solid in its handling.
In terms of cargo area length and capacity, the new Crafter is quite superior to both its predecessor and its rivals. Volkswagen boasts that the new Crafter sets entirely new standards for assistance systems in the segment for large vans.
The new Crafter comes with driver assistance systems such as ESP with trailer stabilisation, ACC adaptive cruise control, the post-collision braking system, a sidewind compensation system, the trailer manoeuvring assistant system and much more.
There is plenty on offer in terms of passive safety as well, with front, side and head airbags for the driver and passengers and an extensive range of warning systems.
The new Crafter is available from €23,157 excluding VAT.
Contact Keith or Paul at Michael Moore on (090 ) 6403111 to arrange a test drive.