Volkswagen Crafter

The Volkswagen Crafter

New Zealand’s favourite van of 2019. Class-leading fuel economy. Service intervals up to 50,000km.

The new Volkswagen Crafter lays the benchmark for large vans throughout the world. Read the specification sheet and you’ll be left wondering how Volkswagen have done it. The bar has been raised.

From class-leading fuel economy and 50,000km service intervals to the best load capacity in the class and absolute state-of-the-art drive assistance systems, there’s no wonder the new Crafter was named International Van of the Year 2017, and now Stuff Top Van of the Year 2019.

The new Crafter is the first in the market with technology such as Automatic Post-Collision Braking, Servotronic Steering with Side-Wind Compensation, Sensor-Based Side Protection and a trailer maneuvering system.

Available in manual transmission or full 8-speed automatic, with three drivetrains; front wheel drive, rear wheel drive or 4MOTION AWD.

  • Stuff’s Top Van of the Year 2019

  • International Van of the Year 2017

Sized right for your needs.

The dimensions of the new Crafter are flexible for complete practicality and ease in your everyday business use.

For example, maximum cargo capacity has been combined with minimal external dimensions, making it extremely maneuverable. There are also up to three different vehicle lengths and heights available depending on your chosen model, along with a large number of storage configurations, meaning you can build the Crafter to meet your needs.

The Crafter has been designed for ‘solution-based’ rather than ‘model-based’ selling. We don’t aim to fit you into a particular model based on the models available, instead we work with you to understand your business and your transport requirements, then build a solution to meet your specific needs.

  • The Crafter Minibus

    Designed to support you and your customers in comfort wherever you go.

  • Park Pilot Safety System

    Park distance control in front and rear with active side protection

  • Easy Load Rear Doors

    With an increased opening angle of 270°

  • Sliding Side Doors

    On each side for easy loading and unloading

  • Crafter Cab Chassis

    With optional aluminium dropside tray

  • Load Compartment

    From 9.3 cubic metres to 16.1 cubic metres depending on model variant

“Volkswagen’s comfort-focused new Crafter van gains a wider range, an outstanding interior and a host of safety kit… The key area where this Volkswagen panel van has extended its on-paper appeal is in the breadth of its range. The core panel van models offer three roof heights and three load lengths but these are joined by 5-seater double cab models as well as dropside and tipper trucks. This gives a total of 69 different configurations, but there’s more options than just body style. The Crafter is now available with front, rear or 4Motion four-wheel drive, giving an even broader array of choice to operators.”
– Auto Express

Volkswagen Crafter Prices & Models

The Volkswagen Crafter range is priced in New Zealand from $65,500 MRP plus on road costs. Clean Car fees or rebates may apply, see below for details.

The Crafter is available as a Cab Chassis – providing the ideal build platform with single or double cab and dropside tray – as a panel van or as a minibus, seating up to 20.

On top of the standard models, the Crafter has endless configuration options, making it the ideal van for any purpose. Customised solutions are available across all platforms, suiting industries such as mobility services, emergency services, refrigerated van solutions, and so much more.