All-new VW Crafter UK prices & specs revealed
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles have announced the pricing and specifications for its new generation Crafter and the order books are open. Initially on sale as a six-speed manual transmission, front-wheel drive panel van, basic prices start at £23,920 (excl VAT).New Crafter is making its UK debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show (25 – 27 April, NEC, Birmingham) with customer deliveries beginning in May. Rear-wheel drive, 4MOTION and automatic transmission variants will follow later in 2017, along with a range of chassis cabs and factory-fitted conversions.Power comes from re-worked versions of the 2.0-litre TDI Euro 6 diesels found in the Transporter line-up and there’s a choice of three outputs: 102hp (300Nm), 140hp (340Nm) and a 177hp (410Nm) BiTurbo, with a 122hp option arriving when RWD models go on sale. Up to three different vehicle lengths are available on two wheelbases — 5.90m, 6.84m or 7.39m — and there’s a choice of three different roof heights; 2.35m, 2.59m or 2.79m. Load space peaks at 18.3m3 and gross payloads range from 735kg to 1.3 tonne.Three specification levels are up for grabs — Startline, Trendline and Highline — bringing Crafter into line with VW’s Caddy and Transporter ranges. Click here for full spec details and a wide range of options is also available, including a number of driver and safety assistance systems such as side protection, rear traffic alert, park assist and trailer assist.Crafter has never really managed to reach its sales potential in the UK, but we have a feeling that with the arrival of this all-new, all-VW generation this situation is about to change.
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