First look at new VW Crafter

George Barrow
July 13, 2016

Volkswagen (VW) has published the first official images of its new Crafter, which is set to be unveiled at the IAA Hannover motor show in September.

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.

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George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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