, 2019-01-22 15:18:18
Crafter Van - More than a White Box

The new Crafter.

More than a white box.

Designed and engineered 100% by Volkswagen, the new Crafter is available with 8-speed automatic transmission as an option for the first time.

A Crafter to suit any business need.

Developed in collaboration with our diverse customer group and packed with cutting-edge safety technology, the result is an award-winning van with a number of class leading features. The new Crafter with TD410 engine is available in either the optional 8-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual transmission with two wheelbases and three roof heights to choose from.

Crafted by you. Engineered by us.

The new Crafter delivers exceptional design, flexibility and functionality, making for a van worthy of its accolades.

Safety Systems.

  • Front Assist with City Emergency Braking1

    Stop you in your tracks.

    Using a radar sensor, Front Assist detects a possible collision with the vehicle in front. It will warn you and prepare the car for braking. If nothing changes, it applies the braking giving you a better chance of avoiding or minimising a collision. When you’re travelling below 30km/h, City Emergency Braking will prepare the braking if a collision is likely. If the driver doesn’t brake, the system will do it automatically.

  • Driver Fatigue Detection1

    A welcome wake-up call.

    This standard potentially life-saving system continually evaluates steering movements and other independent signals, and if fatigue is detected, warns the driver with an alarm, and recommends the driver take a break on the Multi-Function display.

  • Multi-Collision Brake

    Lessen the impact.

    When two independent sensors detect a collision, this state-of-the-art system applies the brakes to slow down the vehicle so that a secondary impact will be lessened or avoided. During braking, the hazard and brake lights are illuminated and remain activated. The driver can take over at any time.

  • Hill Hold Assist

    It’s all uphill from here, in a good way.

    This intelligent standard feature allows you to make a hill start without the vehicle rolling back. If you’re on an incline greater than 5 per cent, the system will hold your car stationary for 1.5 seconds after the foot brake is released by temporarily locking the brake pressure.

  • Crosswind Assist

    This won’t blow you away.

    Crosswind is a standard sub-function of the Electronic Stabilisation Program (ESP) that helps dealing with high crosswinds by automatically activating the brakes if needed and keeping you in the lane.

  • Airbags1

    The best possible protection.

    The Crafter now features front side and curtain airbags2 for driver and front passenger as standard giving you the optimal protection in the event of head-on or side impacts.

  • Front and Rear Park Distance Control

    See what’s behind you, in front of you.

    Park Assist works alongside parking sensors and a rear-view camera, providing you with audio and visual aids to help achieve the perfect park.

  • Rear View Camera1

    See what’s behind you, in front of you.

    Whether reversing out of a busy parking lot or trying to squeeze into a tricky spot, an extra set of eyes is always handy. The Rear-View Camera displays a live picture on your screen that shows what’s behind you and static guidance lines, which all come together to make reversing safer and easier.

1. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.
2. Side and Curtain Airbags not available in the Crafter Van with the optional super-high roof configuration.

Driver Assist Systems.

  • Park Assist1

    Control yourself.

    The optional Park Assist handles multi-step parking into parallel parking spaces. When the reverse gear is engaged, the vehicle automatically assumes control of the steering. All the driver has to do is operate the accelerator and the brake. Forms part of the optional 'Driver Assistance Package 3'.

  • Adaptive Cruise Control1

    Finally, a cruisy day.

    The optional Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) system lets you set your speed and the gap you want between you and the car in front. The new Crafter then maintains the speed and distance. Making life easier - particularly on long days on the road - and reducing the risk of exceeding the speed limit - and unwanted speeding fines.

  • Active Lane Keep Assist1

    Drive within the lines.

    Using a camera to monitor the markings on the road ahead, the optional Lane Assist works to prevent you leaving your lane unintentionally. If you start to leave your lane without indicating, the system takes corrective steering action. If you still don’t respond a message will appear in the Multi-Function Display in conjunction with a warning tone. Forms part of the optional 'Driver Assistance Package 2'.

  • Blind Spot Monitoring1

    Now you see it.

    Using sensors, this genius feature informs you with illuminated symbols on each of your mirrors when there’s a vehicle in your blind spot. Forms part of the optional 'Driver Assistance Package 2'.

  • Sensor-based Side Assist1

    Now you see it.

    The sensor-based Side Assist monitors the vehicle sides and emits visual and audible
    warnings if coming hazardously close to pillars, walls or pedestrians. Forms part of the optional 'Driver Assistance Package 2'.

  • Rear Traffic Alert1

    Rear Traffic Alert.

    This optional system provides an audible warning when reversing out of parking spaces if another vehicle is getting too close. In case the driver fails to react, then the system can minimise the consequences of a possible accident and, in the best case scenario, prevent an accident, through braking intervention. Forms part of the optional 'Driver Assistance Package 2'.

1. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.


Engine & Transmission.


  • Engineering excellence

    Volkswagen designed and built.

    The new Crafter has been designed and engineered 100% by Volkswagen and is quickly becoming the new benchmark in vans for its smarts, practicality, comfort, safety, and engineering. In addition, the new Crafter is constructed in a new, purpose-built factory to ensure the highest standards of build quality and finish.

  • 3-seat Capacity

    Fits three hefty units.

    Comfy and spacious interior for the team. The newly designed driver seat comes with longitudinal and height adjustment, electrical 4-way adjustable lumbar support, adjustable backrest and seat cushion angle as well as two adjustable armrests. In conjunction with the height and reach adjustable steering wheel, this allows the driver to sit comfortably. And the 2-seater front passenger bench also offers generous storage under the seat as well as additional work space via the folding storage tray with two cup holders. This can be upgraded to the AGR certified ergoActive seat with suspension and a massage function.

  • Size

    Choose your size.

    The new Crafter Van comes in two different wheelbases, each offering a different standard vehicle height. The medium wheelbase (3,450mm) has a total vehicle length of 5,986mm and an external height of 2,355mm or optionally available 2,590mm. The long wheelbase (4,490mm) has a total vehicle length of 6,836 mm, with the standard height roof of 2,590mm which can be changed to 2,798mm with the super-high roof.

  • Loadability

    Ready for any business.

    The roomy new Crafter’s wide sliding doors open up to 1,311mm, with a load compartment height of up to 1,916mm. The Long wheelbase models have the space to accommodate six Euro pallets, and the medium wheelbase can handle four pallets.

  • Volume

    Packs more than an esky in summer.

    The new Crafter offers a load capacity of 9.9m3, with a 1,417kg payload (MWB standard roof TDI40 manual)†, or 14.4m3 with a 1,274 kg payload (LWB high roof TDI410 manual)†, while the wide sliding door on the passenger’s side easily allows access for a pallet. It has rear barn doors opening 180 degrees for greater convenience when loading, which can up upgraded to extend 270 degrees.

  • Fix and Fasten

    Secure your cargo.

    With the 10 lashing rings recessed into the floor in a medium wheelbase and 12 rings in a long wheelbase you can trust that your load is securely stowed in the new Crafter.

  • Universal Floor

    This will floor you.

    The optional Universal Floor has been designed in conjunction with leading shelving suppliers. It is the ideal base for retrofitting shelving and cupboard systems available from a range of manufacturers. Special adapters enable cupboard systems to be easily fastened using the notches. Longitudinal and transverse lashing rails are available.

  • Side trim

    On your side.

    There are two different side trims optionally available – half height and full height. The load compartment cladding is made of plastic hollow chamber panels and is especially robust. It’s fitted from the floor to the roof frame and is exceptionally easy to clean. Or choose the optional 5mm thick plywood panels, which is highly durable and makes the side cladding especially resistant to impacts.

  • Window Packages

    Take a peek.

    The optional window package allows you to configure the Crafter to meet your own individual needs, up to and including a van with windows all around.


  • Slimline weather shields

    Protected from the elements.

    Enjoy fresh air come rain, hail or shine. The Slimline weather shields are made for optimal ventilation and driver comfort.

  • Roof bars

    Load them up.

    The Volkswagen roof bars serve as the ideal base system for all attachments, easily transport larger and longer objects on the roof. Maximum roof bar load limit for 3-bar set is 150kg and 50kg for a single bar. Only available in conjunction with factory optional roof rail system.

  • Rubber mats

    Dirt and moisture protection.

    The Volkswagen Genuine rubber mats protect your vehicle interior from dirt and moisture. They are designed to fit perfectly, are easy to clean and have a non-slip underside.

  • Cargo securing net

    Security at its best.

    The securing net can be attached directly to the vehicle’s factory lashing points or to any position on the optional airline rails integrated into the vehicle floor using the optional load securing set.

  • Load securing set

    Simply secure your cargo.

    The load securing set is suitable for individual mounting to the lashing rails system. Delivery without belt and individual lashing point. Set = 4 pieces

  • Lashing straps with ratchets

    Strap it up.

    The lashing straps provide you with a quick and simple way of securing your payload. Length: 3500mm.

More cost effective than you think.

Keeping your Volkswagen running at the top of its game costs a lot less than you think.

It's all in the details.

Take a closer look at the new Crafter.

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