Volkswagen’s New Crafter Van Available In Hundreds Of Configurations

If you’ve ordered a new car recently, you were likely faced with a barrage of choices between trim levels, body styles, engine options and more. But chances are they would pale in comparison to the configurations available on the new Crafter.

Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles division has just revealed its new full-size van. And between its various trim levels, the lengths and heights of its cargo box, engine options and drivetrain choices, it can (theoretically) be had in a staggering 864 configurations.

The all-new van will be available in four base models, in three lengths, three heights, with four engine options, two transmissions and three drivetrain layouts.

Even once the trim level and the size of its cargo box are selected, the customer can still choose between four diesel engines ranging from 102 metric horsepower all the way up to 177. The new Crafter can also be ordered with a manual or automatic transmission, and in front-, rear- or all-wheel drive.

That makes VW’s new van amazingly flexible. In designing it, the manufacturer says it listened closely to what customers wanted out of their workhorse, while improving its environmental credentials, drag coefficient, and reliability. It also fitted an array of new electronic systems, including adaptive cruise control, stability management with trailer stabilization and optional sidewind compensation system.

The manufacturer also built a new plant in Wrzesnia to handle production of the new Crafter – its second facility in Poland after the Poznan-Antoninek factory that opened 20 years ago.

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  • Matt

    Ugly so much!

    • Matt

      I think it looks quite upscale for a commercial box on wheels, were you expecting a sports car?

      Also get a new name, this one is taken.

  • Miknik

    Fullsize pics in your rear view mirror soon 😉

    • Akira

      They really should limit the speed of those vehicles. A few years ago I was driving at 130km/h and was passed by one of these like nothing. Just after that he swerved to avoid a debris on the road and flipped on its side right in front of me, thankfully crossing all the lanes and ending up in the ditch.

    • CFK

      hahaha damn right bmw as*shats are noting compared to dhl drivers.

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