When it comes to choosing a vehicle for your business, there’s nothing quite like the Volkswagen Crafter.
It’s one of the most versatile vehicles on the market, with a flexible load area offering up to 17m3 of space, loads of up to 2.9 tonnes, a variety of bodylengths to allow items of up to 4.7m in length and even 8 passengers.
Four body lengths and three roof heights are available, along with six off the shelf body styles and a made-to-measure service from conversion specialists Ingimex. The Crafter really is a tool for any job.
There’s a selection of efficient and powerful diesel engines for your Crafter which keep running costs low. The 2.0 TDI comes in 107hp and 134hp versions, with a special Bluemotion variant of each engine offering up to 39.8mpg combined. Alongside these is a 112hp 2.0 TDI and the torquey BiTDI unit producing 161hp.
Every Crafter is equipped with ABS, traction control, electronic brake force distribution and ESP which takes account of your load weight and distribution to prevent unwanted behaviour in emergency situations. Along with cruise control and power steering, the Crafter is a very civilised van to drive.
Alongside this, the Crafter comes with a 3-year, unlimited-mileage warranty which also covers any factory-fitted add-ons - so even if you go for a bespoke Crafter solution you're covered. There's also a 3 year unlimited-mileage Volkswagen Roadside Assistance, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, across the UK and most of Europe. This covers you whether you have mechanical woes, encounter a puncture or even fill up with the wrong fuel.
Eventually it'll become time to upgrade your fleet and with Volkswagen's famously strong residual values you are likely to get a better-than-average retained price towards your next Crafter!