The Volkswagen Crafter 2019 is the largest panel van offered by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, sitting above the Caddy (small panel van) and Transporter (medium panel van). In 2017, the third generation VW Crafter was launched, and it was available in a choice of four load lengths, three roof heights and four engine options
Launched in 2006, the first-generation Crafter (2006-2017) was built by Mercedes-Benz, but in 2016 Volkswagen brought production back in-house with a purpose-built factory in Poland. In 2017, all-new Crafter, completely designed and engineered by Volkswagen, hit UK dealerships.
VW Crafter 2019 engine and driveline
Under the bonnet of the 2019 VW Crafter is the company’s famed 2.0-litre TDi (EA189) engine, which is available in a choice of four power ratings; 101hp/300Nm, 121hp/300Nm, 138hp/340Nm and 175hp/410Nm. In an attempt to appeal to all markets, the Volkswagen Crafter is available with either a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic and in a choice of front, rear or all-wheel (4Motion) drive.
VW Crafter 2019 dimensions
VW Crafter 2019 specification
There are two trim levels offered on the Volkswagen Crafter; the Startline and Trendline. The Startline is aimed at fleet customers and, consequently, comes with only the very basic equipment, including fabric seats, full-height steel bulkhead, crosswind assist, nearside side loading door, rubber floor in the cargo area, hill hold control, electric windows, remote control central-locking and a ‘Composition’ DAB radio with USB and iPod connection, and Bluetooth.
Moving up to the Trendline, customers also receive a ‘Comfort’ driver’s seat with armrest and 2-way adjustable lumbar support, voice control, App Connect, wooden cargo floor cover, cruise control with speed limiter, electronically-adjustable and heated door mirrors, multi-function steering wheel and an 8-inch touchscreen display.
VW Crafter 2019 technical information
Engine: Volkswagen 1,968cc ‘EA189’ diesel
Power ratings: 101hp/300Nm, 121hp/300Nm, 138hp/340Nm, 175hp/410Nm
Fuel economy: 31.0mpg – 38.2mpg
Load lengths: 3,450mm / 4,300mm / 4,855mm
Load heights: 1,726mm / 1,861mm / 2,189mm
Load width: 1,832mm
Between the wheelarches: 1,380mm
GVWs: 3,000kg – 5,000kg
Payload range: 801kg – 1,456kg (3.5t) / 2,573kg (5.0t)
Load volume range: 9.9 – 18.4 cubic metres
Starting price: £25,010 plus VAT