The Crafter

Starting price from:

R 709 600
Built for the toughest jobs

Time is money and your business needs a vehicle that you can rely on; a vehicle that can handle the pressures of doing business in the most flexible and economical way. By combining rugged versatility, cutting-edge engineering and a business-orientated approach, the new Crafter is the ultimate transport solution. Offering reliability, durability and adaptability all rolled into one package with the efficiency to match, the new Crafter is practically tailor-made for your requirements. Its robust nature can cope with the most taxing road conditions and the fuel-efficient, economically friendly TDI engine makes it perfectly suited to the transportation demands of the typical South African business.


Crafter Highlights


The most innovative and intuitive electronic safety features come standard.



This Volkswagen is specifically designed to adapt to your every day.


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Top-class Ergonomics.

Attention has been given to every detail in the Crafter to ensure the comfort and safety of the driver and passengers. The cab ergonomics have been enhanced to ensure higher levels of practicality and ease of use in order to support the crew in their challenging work day. Improvements include robust seat upholstery for durability, a revised instrument cluster and control panel as well as plenty of storage compartments for a professional workspace.


Strong, versatile and reliable.

With its 75 litre fuel tank, sturdy frame and generous loading capacity, the Crafter will deliver no matter what. Boasting a loading capacity ranging between 10.7m3 and 17.5m3, the Crafter can handle any load thrown at it. With one of the longest loading spaces in its class of up to 4.6m, you’ll never have to leave anything behind. Loading and unloading from the back is made easy through two rear wing doors or through the left-hand side 1.3m wide sliding door. For even more convenience, a sliding door is optional for the right-hand side as well. With a payload capacity of up to 2.5 tons and torque of up to 340Nm, even the heaviest loads feel light.

The Crafter is available in a 3.5 ton GVM version and a 5 ton GVM version. Choose between two wheelbases – 3,640mm or 4,490mm – three body lengths and three different roof configurations.


Save as you drive.

The success of a business depends on the bottom line and with the Crafter you get value for money right from day one. Service intervals of 20,000 km will significantly lower running costs and the Crafter’s outstanding reliability will avoid expensive downtime. State-of-the-art diesel engines optimise fuel consumption and reduce wear and tear, which makes it look as good on the balance sheet as it does on the road. The Crafter is backed by a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty, including a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty – a real vote of confidence given the long distance demands placed on business vans. Top quality workmanship and the long service life of the Crafter also ensure a competitive resale value, which means that it pays its way right up to the last day


Built with perfection in mind.

The cab climate is easily controlled with a fresh air ventilator including air recirculation and heating as standard. Other standard interior features include power steering, heat-insulating glass, electric windows, radio preparation and door pockets. Optional features include a radio/CD player, semi-automatic Climatic air conditioning system, front reading lights and cruise control. All of these features have been built into the Crafter for your comfort and convenience, which means that you’ll be more productive and able to give your business all the attention it deserves.


The safest choice.

Essential safety systems such as ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) combined with Brake Assist and Crosswind Assist, MCB (Multi-Collision Braking), TCS (Traction Control System), and EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) are all standard in the Crafter. The Crafter features a driver and passenger airbag as standard, three-point seatbelts, remote-controlled central locking and an optional anti-theft alarm.

The load area of the Crafter has also been equipped with lashing eyes as standard so your load can be secured using tie-down belts. The lashing eyes have a strong retention force of 500daN(kgs). There are 10 lashing eyes in the medium wheelbase version of the Crafter, 12 lashing eyes in the long wheelbase and 14 standard lashing eyes in the long-wheelbase with extended rear overhang. Two of the foldable lashing eyes are located in the B-pillars.


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Compare specs and prices across the range to find the Volkswagen that’s the ideal fit for you. Download the brochure for a comprehensive list of features and available trims.

Panel Van

Pricing From:
R 709 600

Panel Van Features

  • Diesel fuel system plus water separator with sensor
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Trailer hitch preparation
  • Speed limiter up to 100 km/h
  • Halogen twin headlamps
  • Key for locking system with remote control
  • Smoker’s package
  • Interface for external use


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