New VW Crafter set to offer 'class-leading' emissions & running costs
The manufacturer has said that new Crafter will feature VW's latest four-cylinder, 2.0-litre, common-rail TDI engines across the range – already seen in the Amarok, Caddy and Transporter – with power outputs comparable to the current Crafter engine line-up but with increased torque and efficiency.
The engine is expected to reduce fuel consumption and emissions figures for the new Crafter by up to 33% – initial engine data suggests the new Crafter could produce emissions from as low as 195g/km. Running costs could also be reduced by up to 25% thanks to better fuel consumption and lower servicing costs.
Later this year, Volkswagen BlueMotion Technology combined with a Start/Stop system and battery regeneration is also expected to be introduced for the new Crafter. Weight savings from the new engines, along with other technical modifications, will allow payload increases.
In contrast, little has been changed to the exterior design, which just features a revised front grille, while the interior will feature various modifications to details including new upholstery and redesigned instruments.
Prices and full UK specifications will be confirmed prior to the model's launch this summer.