Volkswagen Crafter Review & Buyers’ Guide VansA2Z — Volkswagen Crafter

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Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen Crafter Review Guide

Available as Van, Cab, Window Van, Cab, Chassis Double Dropside, Tipper, Luton | Options 2.0TD 109/136/143/163hp | Volume (m³) 7.5 – 17.0 | (kg) 1,044 – 2,693

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Volkswagen’s panel van contender, the Crafter, a mid-generational revamp at the end of 2011. Out the old 2.5-litre five-cylinder diesel, required periodic doses of a of urea and water called to control its emissions, and in came a of VW’s impressive 2.0-litre TDI diesel instead.

Deployed throughout the rest of the LCV line-up, including Amarok and meeting the EEV (Enhanced Environmentally-friendly standard as well as Euro 5, it is on at 109hp, 136hp, 143hp and The last mentioned features turbochargers and is designated BiTDI. All drive the rear wheels via a manual gearbox.

Crafter is also available in low BlueMotion guise in conjunction all the engines bar the 136hp. Blue TDI carry a price premium of £300 over the non-Blue bit of a no-brainer, really. BlueMotion with it an automatic Stop/Start a longer rear axle drive ratio, cruise and battery regeneration from the of braking energy.

As well as in a new engine range, VW took the to soften Crafter’s front-end and make a few detail changes to the cab Payload capacities have increased too.

Volkswagen Crafter

Grossing at from 3.0t to Crafter van offers load from 7.5m³ to 17.0m³ gross payload capacities from 1,044kg to 2,693kg. It can be had as a medium- or long-wheelbase and there’s a Maxi option which a 400mm extended rear to the LWB.

Produced as a chassis cab and a double cab as well as a van, Kombi van and window van, is up for grabs in Tipper, Dropside and guise under the Engineered to Go Conversions for more specialised can be ordered under the auspices of the for You programme.

Well-put-together, Crafter handles is quiet and fuel-frugal and is livelier on the than its immediate predecessor, the fitment of a smaller capacity The gearchange is not always as smooth or as as it ought to be, unlike on it’s brother the Transporter, and the cab interior uninspiring in appearance, although functional.

VW no longer builds Crafter; task is undertaken by Mercedes-Benz. shares a great deal of its DNA Sprinter thanks to a joint deal dating back to the launch of the two model line-ups.

to see that a three-year unlimited warranty comes as standard. VW’s LongLife maintenance service intervals depend on how is driven and the task it’s

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