Conceived as the big brother of the Transporter, VW claimed a class-leading 0.33 drag coefficient. New models are expected to continue to occupy the 3- to 5-tonne weight category.
Power will come from a 2-litre engine engineered to meet Euro-6 emissions standards. Expect power outputs from around 110hp to as much as 180hp.
Following the announcement of its split from Mercedes-Benz, which manufactures the current Crafter on behalf of VW, a new production facility has been built in Wrzesnia, Poland, with a €2bn (£1.7bn) investment in the project.
The new Crafter is due to go on sale later this year.
- This story originally appeared in the 7 July issue. Why not subscribe and get 12 issues for just £12?