Just take a look at the latest Volkswagen Crafter specs and identify the right van to suit all your business needs. The Crafter is available in a variety of configurations, which means there’s a perfect derivative out there for you.

Good News – The Crafter Has a Variety of Versatile Derivatives Available

 

Every serious business owner needs a tough, reliable and versatile workhorse. The Crafter is just that. The vehicle can easily be personalised to suit your specific enterprise’s needs and comes in both panel van and bus conversion ready variants. The Crafter has an abundance of plus points going for it, no matter which derivative catches your eye.

 

Volkswagen’s current crafter range consists of several derivatives, each featuring their own distinct specs and features. There’s a Volkswagen Crafter to suit every business owner’s needs, no matter what the scale of your operations. It’s one of the first choices for those looking to invest in a commercial vehicle that both the driver and passengers will enjoy and is equally capable when it comes to transporting precious cargo.

 

Currently, you can choose between a variety of different Crafter derivatives, including:

 

  • The VW Crafter 35 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW (MCV)
  • The VW Crafter 35 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW (LCV)
  • The VW Crafter 50 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW LWB HR
  • The VW Crafter 50 Bus Conversion ready 2.0 TDI 103 kW LWB HR
  • The VW Crafter 50 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW XL
  • The VW Crafter 50 Bus Conversion ready 2.0 TDI 103 kW XL

 

If you are in the market for a new commercial vehicle for your business, CFAO Volkswagen can help. With a dealership network spanning the country, we stock all of the latest commercial and passenger vehicles Volkswagen South Africa has to offer, including the VW Crafter range. Because our dealerships have various new cars in stock at all times, we can usually find you a vehicle within very little time.

 

Should you be interested in ordering a custom vehicle, we are also happy to assist you. When you buy a vehicle through CFAO Volkswagen, you can expect a competitive price and incredible after-care. Speak to our F&I team about structuring a deal that’s good for your budget – whether you’re buying as a business or individual.

 

Remember to book a test drive before committing to a specific derivative. Find your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer now.

 

 

We’ll be taking a closer look at three of the six Crafter derivatives mentioned above. For full details on any of the models, be sure to download the latest Crafter brochure or enquire at a dealer near you.

 

Whichever derivative you and your business choose, you’re sure to be more than satisfied with the vehicle you end up with. The driver and any passengers will have nothing to complain about as the Crafter is a complete workspace on wheels and can be personalised to your exact specifications.

 

The New Crafter 35 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW (MCV) Specs Summary

 

Considered one of the range’s entry-level variants, the Volkswagen Crafter 35 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW (MCV) is ideal for any small business owner who wishes to take their enterprise on the road and to the next level.

 

Build, Weight and Dimensions of the Crafter Derivative

 

Tyre size

 

205/75 R16 C113/111

Ground clearance

 

195 mm

Height

 

2 355 mm

Length

 

5 986 mm

Wheelbase

 

3 640 mm

Width (excluding mirrors)

 

2 040 mm

Turning circle

 

13.6 m

Front overhang

 

1 000 mm

Rear overhang

 

1 346 mm

Load compartment length

 

3 201 mm

Load compartment width

 

1 832 mm

Load compartment height with normal roof (Crafter 35)

 

1 726 mm

Load volume to roof with all seats in place

 

9.9 m3

Unladen mass (excluding driver and fuel)

 

1 953 kg

Payload without driver

 

1 597 kg

Gross Vehicle Mass (i.e. GVM)

 

3 500 kg

Gross Combined Mass (i.e. GCM)

 

6 000 kg

Axle load limit (front/rear)

 

1 800/2 100 kg

Braked trailer weight @ 12% gradient

 

3 000 kg

Fuel tank capacity

 

75 l

 

Engine, Performance and Gearbox of the Crafter Derivative

 

CO2 emissions

 

193 g/km

Fuel type

 

Diesel

Combined fuel consumption

 

7.3 l/100 km

Urban fuel consumption

 

8.8 l/100 km

Extra urban fuel consumption

 

6.5 l/100 km

Transmission

 

6-speed manual

Engine CC

 

1 968 cm3

Drive wheels

 

Front-wheel drive

Top speed (limited)

 

100 km/h

Torque

 

340 Nm

Torque revolutions

 

1 600-2 250 rpm

Power

 

103 kW

Power revolutions

 

3 500- 3 600 rpm

Cylinders

 

4

 

Standard Convenience, Design, Safety and Technology Features Available With the Crafter Derivative

 

  • 3 seats
  • ‘Austin’ fabric seat trim covers
  • Windows with heat-insulating glass
  • Automatic post-collision braking system
  • Glove compartment
  • Front and rear mud flaps
  • Sliding door without windows (left side only)
  • Standard roof
  • Towbar preparation (maximum towing capacity of 3.5 t) with trailer stabilisation
  • 10 lashing points for load restraint

 

Features Available for the Crafter Derivative as an Option

 

  • Hinges for the rear wing doors featuring an increased opening angle (maximum of 270°)
  • High roof where the outside has been painted in the body colour
  • Climatic air conditioning system
  • Second sliding door
  • Driver assistance systems such as Forward Collision Warning Front Assist which comes with Autonomous Emergency Braking for Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) as well (includes speed limiter with multi-function steering wheel too)

 

The New Crafter 50 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW LWB HR Specs Summary

 

If standard commercial vehicles just don’t cut it and you need a long wheelbase derivative, then the Volkswagen Crafter 50 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW LWB HR is ideal for you.

 

Build, Weight and Dimensions of the Crafter Derivative

 

Tyre size

 

205/75 R16 C113/111 (with a set of twin tyres at the rear)

Ground clearance

 

195 mm

Height

 

2 625 mm

Length

 

6 836 mm

Wheelbase

 

4 490 mm

Width (excluding mirrors)

 

2 069 mm

Turning circle

 

16.2 m

Front overhang

 

1 000 mm

Rear overhang

 

1 346 mm

Load compartment length

 

4 051 mm

Load compartment width

 

1 832 mm

Load compartment height with high roof (Crafter 50)

 

1 861 mm

Load volume to roof with all seats in place

 

13.6 m3

Unladen mass (excluding driver and fuel)

 

2 524 kg

Payload without driver

 

2 476 kg

Gross Vehicle Mass (i.e. GVM)

 

5 000 kg

Gross Combined Mass (i.e. GCM)

 

8 000 kg

Axle load limit (front/rear)

 

2 220/3 500 kg

Braked trailer weight @ 12% gradient

 

3 500 kg

Fuel tank capacity

 

75 l

 

Engine, Performance and Gearbox of the Crafter Derivative

 

CO2 emissions

 

227 g/km

Fuel type

 

Diesel

Combined fuel consumption

 

7.5 l/100 km

Urban fuel consumption

 

8.9 l/100 km

Extra urban fuel consumption

 

6.8 l/100 km

Transmission

 

6-speed manual

Engine CC

 

1 968 cm3

Drive wheels

 

Rear-wheel drive with dual tyres

Top speed (limited)

 

100 km/h

Torque

 

340 Nm

Torque revolutions

 

1 600-2 250 rpm

Power

 

103 kW

Power revolutions

 

3 500-3 600 rpm

Cylinders

 

4

 

Standard Convenience, Design, Safety and Technology Features Available With the Crafter Derivative

 

  • Emergency braking signal
  • Hill hold assist
  • Radio preparation
  • 2 speakers
  • Electromechanical power steering
  • Intermittent wipers
  • Driver Alert System
  • 3-point automatic seat belts in the front
  • Rubber cab floor
  • 12 lashing points for load restraint

 

Features Available for the Crafter Derivative as an Option

 

  • Second battery
  • Rear-view camera system
  • Driver assistance systems such as Park Distance Control in the front and rear with sensor-based side protection (only available with the addition of Z34 ‘Composition Media’ Radio)
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Cruise control system including a speed limiter

 

The New Crafter 50 Bus Conversion Ready 2.0 TDI 103 kW XL Specs Summary

 

Are you in the business of transporting people? Then consider the Volkswagen Crafter 50 Bus Conversion ready 2.0 TDI 103 kW XL. It’s large, spacious and reliable.

 

Build, Weight and Dimensions of the Crafter Derivative

 

Tyre size

 

205/75 R16 C113/111 (with a set of twin tyres at the rear)

Ground clearance

 

195 mm

Height

 

2 637 mm

Length

 

7 391 mm

Wheelbase

 

4 490 mm

Width (excluding mirrors)

 

2 069 mm

Turning circle

 

16.2 m

Front overhang

 

1 000 mm

Rear overhang

 

1 901 mm

Load compartment length

 

4 606 mm

Load compartment width

 

1 832 mm

Load compartment height with high roof (Crafter 50)

 

1 861 mm

Load volume to roof with all seats in place

 

15.5 m3

Unladen mass (excluding driver and fuel)

 

2 595 kg

Payload without driver

 

2 405 kg

Gross Vehicle Mass (i.e. GVM)

 

5 000 kg

Gross Combined Mass (i.e. GCM)

 

8 000 kg

Axle load limit (front/rear)

 

2 220/3 500 kg

Braked trailer weight @ 12% gradient

 

3 500 kg

Fuel tank capacity

 

75 l

 

Engine, Performance and Gearbox of the Crafter Derivative

 

CO2 emissions

 

227 g/km

Fuel type

 

Diesel

Combined fuel consumption

 

7.5 l/100 km

Urban fuel consumption

 

8.9 l/100 km

Extra urban fuel consumption

 

6.8 l/100 km

Transmission

 

6-speed manual

Engine CC

 

1 968 cm3

Drive wheels

 

Rear-wheel drive with dual tyres

Top speed (limited)

 

100 km/h

Torque

 

340 Nm

Torque revolutions

 

1 600-2 250 rpm

Power

 

103 kW

Power revolutions

 

3 500-3 600 rpm

Cylinders

 

4

 

Standard Convenience, Design, Safety and Technology Features Available With the Crafter Derivative

 

  • Crosswind Assist
  • High-level third brake light featuring LED technology
  • Smoking package and 4x beverage holders in the dashboard
  • 2x 12 V sockets in the cab
  • Load compartment lighting in 2x spots
  • 2-seater front passenger bench complete with a storage compartment
  • Electric window winders in the front
  • Height-adjustable outer seat belts in the front
  • Immobiliser
  • Front glove compartment

 

Features Available for the Crafter Derivative as an Option

 

  • Radio ‘Composition Media’ with an 8-inch touch screen, 4x speakers, mobile interface and App-Connect
  • Steering wheel with multi-functionality
  • Dual sliding doors
  • Driver assistance systems such as the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, which includes 2x rear radar sensors that detect moving objects behind the Crafter and within a range of around 20 m
  • Trailer manoeuvring system that includes Trailer Assist and Park Assist, as well as Park Distance Control, complete with sensor-based side protection

 

 Which Volkswagen Crafter Derivative Will You Choose?

 

As you’ve seen, the new Crafter is equipped with a variety of standard and optional features, as well as impressive specs no matter which derivative you choose. It all comes down to your budget and preferences. Whether you want a front-wheel drive, medium wheel base derivative or a Crafter 50 LWB with overhang, there are plenty of options for you to pick from. Taking your business on the road has never been this versatile.

 

If you are interested in this range of practical and functional vehicles, then remember to contact a CFAO Volkswagen dealer near you. Depending on the Crafter you’re looking for, we may already have stock available. Otherwise, we are happy to assist you with a custom order, as well as the ordering process.

If you aren’t ready to commit just yet, speak to one of our sales team members, who will assist you with any questions, comments or queries about what your preferred variant is available with as standard and more. Booking a test drive will also help you make a decision.