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The New Volkswagen Crafter

International Van of the Year 2017. 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 has been named International Van of the Year 2017.

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.

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Class-leading fuel economy

Service intervals up to 50,000km or 2 years

Air & Fuel Filter at 120,000km

Diesel Particulate Filter check at 200,000km

210,000km Cam Belt replacement

Designed service life of over 300,000km


Class-leading load capacity from 9.9m³ to 18.4m³

Superior access, lowered floor level in FWD model

Class-leading glovebox size (holds A4 folders)

Best possible load space configuration

Up to 14 floor lashings

Doors open up to 180°-270° degrees


Lane and Side Wind Assist

Adaptive Cruise Control

Forward Collision Warning

City Braking and Multi-Collision Brake

Park Distance Control and Park Assist

Trailer Assist, Rear Traffic Alert & Camera

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.

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.

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The 2017 Volkswagen Crafter

Three Crafter Platforms, Endless Configurations

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.

Lease Crafter from $966.71 Per Month

The Crafter range – starting with the Crafter 30 Runner MWB 103kW Manual – is available to lease from just $966.71 per month on a non-maintained operating lease via Volkswagen Finance. See below for terms and conditions or speak to our Business Consultant.

  • Volkswagen Crafter Dropside

    Crafter Crew Cab Dropside
  • Volkswagen Crafter Dropside Tray

    Crafter Crew Cab Dropside
  • Volkswagen Crafter Dropside Tray

    Crafter Crew Cab Dropside

Crafter Crew Cab/Cab Chassis

The Crafter Cab Chassis features a remarkable car-like driving experience with excellent ride quality and cabin design.

  • From $57,490
  • Dropside with Single or Double Cab
  • Double Cab Seats 7 with 7.1m² Capacity
  • Single Cab Seats up 3 with 9.6m² Capacity
  • Carries up to 3,000kg or 18.4m³
  • Up to 50,000km/2 Year Service Intervals
  • Class-leading Fuel Economy
  • Class-leading Load Capacity
  • Volkswagen Crafter Panel Van

    Volkswagen Crafter Headlights
  • Superior Storage and Access

    Volkswagen Crafter Van Rear
  • Huge Configuration Options

    Volkswagen Crafter Van Options
  • Advanced Comfort & Driver Assistance

    Volkswagen Crafter Van Interior

Crafter Panel Van

The Crafter Panel Van provides class-leading load capacity, fuel economy and total cost of ownership.

  • From $59,990
  • Up to 50,000km/2 Year Service Intervals
  • Class-leading load capacity from 9.3m³ to 18.4m³
  • FWD, RWD or 4MOTION AWD Drivetrains
  • 6-Speed Manual or 8-Speed Auto
  • Rear Doors open to 270°
  • Sliding Doors 1.31m wide x 1.92m tall
  • Side Wind Compensation
  • Front & Rear Park Distance Control, Active Side Protection
  • Rear View Camera & Rear Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning, Auto Emergency Braking
  • Lane Change Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Volkswagen Crafter Minibus

    Volkswagen Crafter Minibus

Crafter Minibus

With basic to luxury fit-out options, seating from 12 to 20 people, and unbeatable service costs, the Crafter Minibus is perfect for tourism operators, schools, retirement villages and other people-moving industries.

  • From $85,490
  • 12, 18 or 20 Seater
  • Basic, Premium and Luxury Packages
  • 50,000km/2 Year Service Intervals
  • Class-leading Air Resistance & Fuel Economy
  • Front & Rear Park Distance Control
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Change Assist, Blind Spot Monitoring

Please note that all features and specifications are subject to change. Pricing excludes On Road costs. Speak to our team for details.

Key Features of the Crafter’s Interior

Volkswagen Crafter Interior Cabin

LED Lighting


MIB Infotainment System with 8″ Touchscreen


Climatic Air Conditioning System


Park Distance Control in Front and Rear


Steering Wheel Controls, Cruise Control


Power Adjustable, Heated Wing Mirrors


6-Speed Manual or 8-Speed Automatic


Crafter Comfort Seats

Volkswagen Crafter Runner Photos

The below photos are of our entry-level Volkswagen Crafter Runner (MWB).

  • The 2017 Volkswagen Crafter

    International Van of the Year 2017

    2017 Volkswagen Crafter
  • Volkswagen Crafter Profile

    The entry-level Volkswagen Crafter Runner

    Volkswagen Crafter Side
  • Crafter Sliding Doors: 1.31m Wide, 1.82m Tall

    The Crafter range features smooth sliding doors on both sides.

    Volkswagen Crafter Sliding Doors
  • Rear Doors Open 270°

    Both rear doors include easy-set position settings.

    Volkswagen Crafter Rear Opening
  • Medium Wheel Base Crafter Runner

    This entry-level model loads 4 Euro pallets (800x1200mm) easily. With volume from 9.9m³ to 11.3m³.

    Volkswagen Crafter Rear Doors
  • Crafter and Transporter

    The versatile Volkswagen Commercial range. Caddy also available.

    2017 Volkswagen Crafter and Transporter
  • Step inside the Volkswagen Crafter

    Featuring quality, durable and easy-care materials, plus Crafter Comfort seats.

    Volkswagen Crafter Seats
  • Crafter Steering Wheel, Dash and Multimedia Screen

    With the highest standards of comfort to ensure a relaxing, healthy and safe journey.

    Volkswagen Crafter Interior Cabin
  • Volkswagen Park Pilot

    With Park Distance control in front and rear.

    Volkswagen Crafter Park Pilot
  • Rear View Camera System

    As standard across the Crafter range.

    Volkswagen Crafter Rear Camera

The latest addition to the Volkswagen Commercial range is guaranteed to impress and we can’t wait to show it to you. Get in touch today and ask for our Commercial Specialist, Anthony Johanson. Anthony can provide a demonstration of the Crafter models that we have at the dealership, and discuss your own unique needs to find a solution that works for you.

Call us on 03 377 7144 or complete the form below. We look forward to working with you.

New Volkswagen Crafter Vehicle Enquiry

Complete this form to make an enquiry on a vehicle, or call us on 03 377 7144. Be sure to include your phone number if you would like a call/TXT back.
    Please select all model ranges of interest.

Please note that all features and specifications are subject to change. Imagery may include optional extras. Pricing excludes on road costs. Speak to our team for further details.

Crafter Lease Rate:

  • $966.71 plus GST per month, with one month’s advanced rental, on a non-maintained operating lease with a 48 month term contract, total kilometres of 55,000.
  • All applications are subject to Volkswagen Finance’s credit and lending criteria being met (including, after it makes inquiry whether the product would meet your requirements and objectives and that you can make payments, and any guarantor can comply with any guarantee, without suffering substantial hardship).
  • Visit to view the standard form agreement relating to the operating lease and Volkswagen Finance’s fees, default fees and charges. Alternatively ask Miles Continental for a copy of the agreement and details of those fees and charges.