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Good News – The Crafter Has a Variety of Versatile Derivatives Available

Every serious business owner needs a tough, reliable and versatile workhorse. The Crafter is just that. The vehicle can easily be personalised to suit your specific enterprise’s needs and comes in both panel van and bus conversion ready variants. The Crafter has an abundance of positive points going for it, no matter which derivative catches your eye.

Volkswagen’s current Crafter range consists of several derivatives, each featuring its distinct specs and features. There’s a Volkswagen Crafter to suit every business owner’s needs, no matter what the scale of your operation is. It’s one of the first choices for those looking to invest in a commercial vehicle that both the driver and passengers will enjoy and is equally capable of when it comes to transporting precious cargo.

Currently, you can choose between a variety of different Crafter derivatives, including

Derivative
Crafter 35 MCV 2.0 TDI 103kW Panel Van
Crafter 35 LCV 2.0 TDI 103kW Panel Van
Crafter 35 MCV 2.0 TDI 103kW Auto Panel Van
Crafter 35 LCV 2.0 TDI 103kW Auto Panel Van
Crafter 35 MCV 2.0 TDI 103kW 4MOTION Panel Van
Crafter 50 LWB 2.0 TDI 103kW Bus Conversion Ready
Crafter 50 LWB 2.0 TDI 103kW Panel Van
Crafter 50 LWB with overhang 2.0 TDI 103kW Bus Conversion Ready
Crafter 50 LWB with overhang 2.0 TDI 103kW Panel Van

If you are in the market for a new commercial vehicle for your business, CFAO Volkswagen can help. With a dealership network spanning the country, we stock all of the latest commercial and passenger vehicles Volkswagen South Africa has to offer, including the VW Crafter range. Because our dealerships have various new cars in stock at all times, we can usually find you a vehicle within very little time.

Should you be interested in ordering a custom vehicle, we are also happy to assist you. When you buy a vehicle through CFAO Volkswagen, you can expect a competitive price and incredible after-care. Speak to our F&I team about structuring a deal that’s good for your budget – whether you’re buying as a business or individual.

Remember to book its drive before committing to a specific derivative. Find your nearest CFAO Volkswagen dealer now. We’ll be taking a closer look at three of the six Crafter derivatives mentioned above. For full details on any of the models, be sure to download the latest Crafter brochure or enquire at a dealer near you.

Whichever derivative you or your business choose, you’re sure to be more than satisfied with the vehicle you end up with. The driver and any passengers will have nothing to complain about as the Crafter is a complete workspace on wheels, and can be personalised to your exact specifications. Now, let’s take a look at a few of the newest VW Crafter specifications.

The New Crafter 35 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 (MCV) kW Specs Summary

Considered as one of the range’s entry-level variants, the Volkswagen Crafter 35 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW (MCV) is ideal for any small business owner who wishes to take their enterprise on the road and to the next level. Take a look at these new VW Crafter specs for more information:

Dimensions and Capacities of the Crafter Derivative

Dimensions / Capacities
Fuel tank (l) 75
Length (mm) 5986
Height (mm) 2355
Width excl. mirrors (mm) 2040
Wheelbase (mm) 3640
Overhang - front (mm) 1000
Overhang - rear (mm) 1346
Turning circle (m) 13,6
Ground Clearance (mm) 195
Load compartment length (mm) 3201
Load compartment width (mm) 1832
Load compartment height with Normal roof (Crafter 35) 1726
Load compartment height with High roof (Crafter 35) 1961
Load compartment width between wheelhouses (mm) 1380
Load volume to roof - all seats in place (m3) 9,9
Load volume to roof - all seats in place with High roof (m3) 11,3
Sliding door aperture width (mm) 1311
Sliding door aperture height (mm) 1587
Sliding door height with High roof (mm) 1822
Rear wing doors width (mm) 1552
Rear wing doors height (mm) 1605
Rear wing doors height with High roof (mm) 1840
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) (kg) 3550
Gross Combined Mass (GCM) (kg) 6000
Axle load limit front / rear (kg) 1800/2100
Trailer weight braked, 12% gradient (kg) 3000
Payload with driver (kg) 1597
Unladen Mass without driver and fuel (kg) 1953

Engine Performance of the Crafter Derivative

Engine
Cylinders 4
Capacity(cm3) 1968
Output(kW @ r/min) 103@3500-3600
Torque(Nm @ r/min) 340@ 1600-2250
CO2emissions (g/km)** 193
Transmission
8-speed Automatic Standard
FuelConsumption
Urbancycle (litres / 100 km)** 8, 8
Extra-urban cycle (litres / 100 km)** 6, 5
Combinedcycle (litres / 100 km)** 7, 3

Standard Convenience Features Available With the Crafter Derivative

  • 3 seats
  • Height-adjustable head restraints
  • Driver seat includes longitudinal and backrest angle adjustment
  • 2-seater front passenger bench seat with storage compartment
  • Warning buzzer and light for driver seatbelt not fastened
  • Seat trim covers in fabric "Austin"
  • Laminated windscreen with heat-insulating glass,
  • Windows with heat-insulating glass
  • Electric window winders – front

Safety and Security Features Available With the Crafter Derivative

  • Automatic post-collision braking system
  • Hill-hold assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Driver Alert System
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • High level third brake light with LED technology
  • First Aid Kit and warning triangle
  • One wheel chock
  • Immobiliser
  • Central locking system with radio remote control and interior release mechanism

Standard Interior & Technology Features With the Crafter Derivative

  • Radio preparation
  • 2 speakers
  • Interior Features
  • Electro-mechanical power-steering
  • Rubber floor in cab
  • 10 Lashing points for load restraint
  • Smoking package and 4 beverage holders in dashboard
  • Door pockets front
  • Interior lights including load compartment
  • Two 12V sockets in-cab
  • Glove compartment
  • Grab handle on partition in load/passenger compartment
  • Load compartment lighting: 2 spots
  • Partition
  • Heating system in cab

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The New Crafter 35 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW Auto Specs Summary

There is nothing more convenient than a spacious VW Van with an automatic gearbox. Transport your goods with ease and speed in this Crafter derivative. Check out some of the Crafter 35 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW Auto specifications to see what’s going on under the hood!

Dimensions / Capacities
Fuel tank (l) 75
Length (mm) 5986
Height (mm) 2355
Width excl. mirrors (mm) 2040
Wheelbase (mm) 3640
Overhang - front (mm) 1000
Overhang - rear (mm) 1346
Turning circle (m) 13,6
Ground Clearance (mm) 195
Load compartment length (mm) 3201
Load compartment width (mm) 1832
Load compartment height with Normal roof (Crafter 35) 1726
Load compartment height with High roof (Crafter 35) 1961
Load compartment width between wheelhouses (mm) 1380
Load volume to roof - all seats in place (m3) 9,9
Load volume to roof - all seats in place with High roof (m3) 11,3
Sliding door aperture width (mm) 1311
Sliding door aperture height (mm) 1587
Sliding door height with High roof (mm) 1822
Rear wing doors width (mm) 1552
Rear wing doors height (mm) 1605
Rear wing doors height with High roof (mm) 1840
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) (kg) 3550
Gross Combined Mass (GCM) (kg) 6000
Axle load limit front / rear (kg) 1800/2100
Trailer weight braked, 12% gradient (kg) 3000
Payload with driver (kg) 1565
Unladen Mass without driver and fuel (kg) 1985

Engine Performance of the Crafter Derivative

Engine
Cylinders 4
Capacity (cm3) 1968
Output (kW @ r/min) 103@3500-3600
Torque (Nm @ r/min) 340 @ 1600-2250
CO2 emissions (g/km)** 214
Transmission
8-speed Automatic Standard
Fuel Consumption
Urban cycle (litres / 100 km)** 8,7
Extra-urban cycle (litres / 100 km)** 7,6
Combined cycle (litres / 100 km)** 8,2

Standard Convenience Features Available With the Crafter Derivative

  • 3 seats
  • Height-adjustable head restraints
  • Driver seat includes longitudinal and backrest angle adjustment
  • 2-seater front passenger bench seat with storage compartment
  • Warning buzzer and light for driver seatbelt not fastened
  • Seat trim covers in fabric "Austin"
  • Laminated windscreen with heat-insulating glass
  • Windows with heat-insulating glass
  • Electric window winders – front

Safety and Security Features Available With the Crafter Derivative

  • Automatic post-collision braking system
  • Hill-hold assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Driver Alert System
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • High level third brake light with LED technology
  • First Aid Kit and warning triangle
  • One wheel chock
  • Immobiliser
  • Central locking system with radio remote control and interior release mechanism

Standard Interior & Technology Features With the Crafter Derivative

  • Radio preparation
  • 2 speakers
  • Interior Features
  • Electro-mechanical power-steering
  • Rubber floor in cab
  • 10 Lashing points for load restraint
  • Smoking package and 4 beverage holders in dashboard
  • Door pockets front
  • Interior lights including load compartment
  • Two 12V sockets in cab
  • Glove compartment
  • Grab handle on partition in load/passenger compartment
  • Load compartment lighting: 2 spots
  • Partition
  • Heating system in cab

vw-crafter-front-exterior

The New Crafter 35 Panel Van 2.0 TDI 103 kW 4MOTION Specs Summary

The Volkswagen Crafter 35 Panel Van 4MOTION is perfect for entrepreneurs and businesses on the go. It's an impressive vehicle that commercial van enthusiasts will love. With its sporty design and capability to handle large quantities of goods, the Crafter will make your commute a breeze. Below you will find a summary of this derivative’s VW Crafter specifications.

Dimensions / Capacities
Fuel tank (l) 75
Length (mm) 5986
Height (mm) 2355
Width excl. mirrors (mm) 2040
Wheelbase (mm) 3640
Overhang - front (mm) 1000
Overhang - rear (mm) 1346
Turning circle (m) 13,6
Ground Clearance (mm) 195
Load compartment length (mm) 3201
Load compartment width (mm) 1832
Load compartment height with Normal roof (Crafter 35) 1626
Load compartment height with High roof (Crafter 35) 1861
Load compartment width between wheelhouses (mm) 1380
Load volume to roof - all seats in place (m3) 9,3
Load volume to roof - all seats in place with High roof (m3) 10,7
Sliding door aperture width (mm) 1311
Sliding door aperture height (mm) 1487
Sliding door height with High roof (mm) 1722
Rear wing doors width (mm) 1552
Rear wing doors height (mm) 1505
Rear wing doors height with High roof (mm) 1740
Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) (kg) 3550
Gross Combined Mass (GCM) (kg) 6000
Axle load limit front / rear (kg) 1800/2100
Trailer weight braked, 12% gradient (kg) 3000
Payload with driver (kg) 1471
Unladen Mass without driver and fuel (kg) 2079

Engine Performance of the Crafter Derivative

Engine
Cylinders 4
Capacity (cm3) 1968
Output (kW @ r/min) 103@3500-3600
Torque (Nm @ r/min) 340 @ 1600-2250
CO2 emissions (g/km)** 238
Transmission
6-speed Manual Standard
Fuel Consumption
Urban cycle (litres / 100 km)** 9,7
Extra-urban cycle (litres / 100 km)** 8,4
Combined cycle (litres / 100 km)** 9,1
Running Gear
4MOTION® all-wheel drive, dual tyres Standard

Standard Convenience Features Available With the Crafter Derivative

  • 3 seats
  • Height-adjustable head restraints
  • Driver seat includes longitudinal and backrest angle adjustment
  • 2-seater front passenger bench seat with storage compartment
  • Warning buzzer and light for driver seatbelt - not fastened
  • Seat trim covers in fabric "Austin"
  • Laminated windscreen with heat-insulating glass,
  • Windows with heat-insulating glass
  • Electric window winders – front

Safety and Security Features Available With the Crafter Derivative

  • Automatic post-collision braking system
  • Hill-hold assist
  • Crosswind Assist
  • Driver Alert System
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front passenger airbag deactivation
  • High level third brake light with LED technology
  • First Aid Kit and warning triangle
  • One wheel chock
  • Immobiliser
  • Central locking system with radio remote control and interior release mechanism

Standard Interior & Technology Features With the Crafter Derivative

  • Radio preparation
  • 2 speakers
  • Interior Features
  • Electro-mechanical power-steering
  • Rubber floor in-cab
  • 10 Lashing points for load restraint
  • Smoking package and 4 beverage holders in dashboard
  • Door pockets front
  • Interior lights including load compartment
  • Two 12V sockets in-cab
  • Glove compartment
  • Grab handle on partition in load/passenger compartment
  • Load compartment lighting: 2 spots
  • Partition
  • Heating system in-cab

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Which Volkswagen Crafter Specs Suit You Best?

As you’ve seen, the new Crafter 35 range is equipped with a variety of features, as well as impressive specs no matter which derivative you choose. It all comes down to your budget and preferences. Whether you want a front-wheel drive, medium wheel-base derivative or a Crafter 50 LWB with overhang, there are plenty of options for you to pick from. Taking your business on the road has never been this easy.

VW Crafter FAQs

How much weight can a Crafter carry?

Depending on the model, the VW Crafter can carry between 986-1,000kg.

What engines are in the VW Crafter?

The new VW Crafter is powered by a TDI 103 engine, a reliable and sturdy power system.

Are Mercedes Sprinter and VW Crafter the same?

Despite their external similarities, these are two very different commercial vehicles. For a more in-depth look and comparison between these vans, you can click here.

What is the largest VW Crafter?

So far, the largest VW Crafter available on the market is the VW Crafter 35 - a brand new model that was only just released.

Additional Resources on VW Crafter

We’ve also linked a video on the WV Crafter’s specs along with a full review below, so you can see it all for yourself!

We hope that you enjoyed this summary of the newest VW Crafter specs. If you’d like to take a closer look at all of the VW van specifications, please download the brochure. If you are interested in this range of practical and functional vehicles, then remember to contact a CFAO Volkswagen dealer near you.

Depending on the Crafter you’re looking for, we may already have stock available. Otherwise, we are happy to assist you with a custom configuration, as well as oversee the ordering process.

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