Volkswagen is set to release a new Crafter in 2018. This vehicle was built in collaboration with Volkswagen customers and 100% designed by Volkswagen themselves. Taking out the International Van of the year 2017 for the 2ndtime running, the Volkswagen Crafter with it’s leading edge technology is set to make some big waves in the commercial van space on its release.
About the 2018 Crafter
The Crafter is packed with the very best in new technology and has many features that were not available in its class previously. Some of the tech includes driver fatigue detection, app connect, and post collision braking. There is a torque converter and an 8-speed automatic gearbox that can be fitted to either a short wheel base or long wheel base vehicle, depending on your requirements.
For anyone looking for a high-quality work van, this 2018 Crafter has a lot going for it. This vehicle has so many configuration options (59 to be precise) meaning you can customise it anyway you need. You can choose from different roof heights, wheel bases, door placements, engine options, cab chassis, and so on. You’ll be able to pick and choose the perfect van that matches your business or your day-to-day needs. When it comes to power, the engine was specifically designed for a commercial vehicle. It meets the highest of performance requirements, even when you have the need to drive a lot of kilometres. As well as outstanding fuel economy, you will also get great reliability and efficiency out of this vehicle.
When you drive your van for a living and you’re on the road day in day out, safety is a must. The new Crafter includes side protection, park assist and blind spot monitoring making your daily drive safer than ever. Side protection can alert you to a possible hazard on the side of your van, park assist can help you get into those tricky City spaces and blind spot monitoring makes it much safer and easier to change lanes in a vehicle that can sometimes have a lack of visibility.
This vehicle also comes with curtain airbags, side airbags, and front airbags.
Along with the 2 different wheel bases, the height of the vans is also different to accommodate your business needs. Volkswagen have also lowered the floor height by 100mm which makes loading much easier and reduces the step up into your vehicle as well. If you do a lot of City driving the city speed autonomous braking system is sure to be useful for emergencies. You get front and rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera. to keep you entertained you will find a touchscreen infotainment system as well as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The features list is long, but included in it is hill start assist, 16-inch steel wheels, daytime running lights, cloth seats, multifunction steering wheel, and in the dashboard, you’ll find two 12v sockets.
Volkswagen has redefined the current van and taken everything into account in its newest upgrade. You no longer have to choose practicality over comfort, or space over safety, the new 2018 Crafter can do it all. Look for more information from Volkswagen soon about the new 2018 Crafter.