Volkswagen Crafter 2016-2017 – updated commercial van


The official premiere of the commercial van Volkswagen Crafter of the new generation is planned for the end of September 2016. So far known is only preliminary information about the novelty of the German company.

Exterior of the van is executed in accordance with the Volkswagen corporate style.

In appearance the new German van trace traditional austerity and minimalism, there are no superfluous details. The radiator grille with horizontal chrome elements is harmoniously combined with head lights having LED daytime running lights.

The new Crafter has a stylish shape of the wheel arches and the relief side of the body. In developing the design of the car, the producers didn’t think about the beauty of the van, but considered its aerodynamic characteristics. They were able to achieve very good results, the drag coefficient of the new Crafter is 0.33, which is a good indicator for this class of cars.

The vehicle interior includes comfortable seats for the driver and two passengers. It is comfortable as a passenger car, and very spacious, too. Van has the original dashboard, consisting of two levels, with lots of compartments and drawers for storage. The top packages of the car are equipped with head unit with a color display with diagonal of 6.3 inches with touch controls.

In general design of the cabin of Volkswagen Crafter 2016-2017 resembles the interior of Volkswagen T6, but the Crafter is more comfortable for the driver and passengers and has a greater variety of options. The interior of the van is made in a modern style, high-quality materials are used for finishing.


In addition to various body sizes, Crafter can have multiple engine options, transmission and rear-wheel or four-wheel drive. Available are petrol and diesel versions. All the packages have various system of comfort, as well as active and passive safety.

In addition, there is an impressive list of options that are available in different models of the van. Among them:

  • Electric power steering;
  • The ESP system with trailer stabilization;
  • Adaptive cruise control;
  • Parking sensors and a rear view camera;
  • Emergency braking system;
  • Airbags for the driver and passengers, the number of which depends on the package;
  • The monitoring function of “dead” zones;
  • Auto correction high beam;
  • Marking recognition system.

Vehicle production is planned to start at the end of the summer of 2016 at a factory in Poland. Especially for the production of Volkswagen Crafter in Września it was built industrial complex and opened new jobs for 3 million people.

Customers will be able to buy a modern commercial van closer to the end of the year. The minimum van cost will amount for 36,500 Euro.


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