Crafter | Upington Volkswagen

Built for the toughest jobs.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles understands that time is money and that 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 Crafter is the ultimate transport solution. Offering reliability, durability and versatility all rolled into one package with the efficiency to match, the Crafter is practically tailor-made for the South African terrain.

Its robust nature can cope with the most taxing road conditions and the fuel-efficient and economically friendly TDI and BiTDI® engines make it perfectly suited to the transportation demands of the typical South African business.

Model Range


Crafter - Top-class ergonomics | Upington Volkswagen

Top-class ergonomics

Built with perfection in mind

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. 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 airconditioning system, front reading lights, cruise control and a height/depth adjustable steering wheel. 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. Sporting the Volkswagen design DNA with its broader radiator grille, dominant headlight clusters and proud Volkswagen emblem – the Crafter looks every part as professional as it performs.

Crafter - With standard EPS, ABS, TCS, and EBD | Upington Volkswagen

With standard EPS, ABS, TCS, and EBD

The safest choice

Safety is of the utmost importance to Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and that’s why the Crafter has been fitted with innovative safety features designed to deliver all-round protection.
Essential safety systems such as ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme) combined with brake assist, ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), TCS (Traction Control System), and EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) are all standard in the Crafter. Whether you’re moving people, cargo or both, the Crafter works hard to keep them safely and securely on the road with a driver airbag as standard, an optional passenger airbag, three-point seat belts, remote-controlled central locking and an optional anti-theft alarm. The Crafter is fitted with a full metal partition without a window. This separates the cab from the freight in the load compartment. 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 8 lashing eyes in the medium wheelbase version of the Crafter, 10 lashing eyes in the long wheelbase and 12 standard lashing eyes in the long wheelbase (with extended rear overhang). Additionally, there are two foldable lashing eyes in the B-pillars. With all of this at
your disposal, buying the Crafter is truly one of the safest decisions you can make.

Crafter - BlueMotion Technology | Upington Volkswagen

BlueMotion Technology

Protect the environment without compromising on performance

Robust and reliable, the Crafter will deliver no matter what. Now available with optional BlueMotion Technologies, the Crafter boasts lower running costs, improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO₂ emissions. With an additional fuel reduction of up to 1.6l/100km*, you can rest assured you’re contributing to a brighter tomorrow for your business and the environment without compromising on workload performance. Equipped with features such as Stop-Start System, energy management, regenerative braking and cruise control, you can be certain that with the optional BlueMotion Technologies package you’ll be one step ahead of the rest.

Crafter - Strong, versatile and reliable | Upington Volkswagen

Strong, versatile and reliable

Take it all the first time

Strong, versatile and reliable, the Crafter is your ultimate business partner. With its 100 litre fuel tank, rugged frame and generous loading capacity, the Crafter will deliver, no matter what. Boasting a loading capacity ranging between 9m³ and 17m³, the Crafter can handle any load thrown at it. With one of the longest loading spaces in its class of up to 4.7m, 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. The flexible and practical nature of the Crafter makes it suited to a variety of applications. With a payload capacity of up to 2.5 tons and torque of up to 400Nm, 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 – 3,665m or 4,325m – three body lengths and three different roof configurations. So no matter what your business or how tough the job, the Crafter offers the perfect solution to meet your transportation requirements.

Crafter | Upington Volkswagen
Crafter | Upington Volkswagen
Crafter | Upington Volkswagen

Warranty & Service

Hassle-free Genuine AutoMotion Plans at Volkswagen.

Finding the right kind of AutoMotion plan that leaves you and your Volkswagen covered, is as important to us as it is to you. Which is why we have put together comprehensive Genuine AutoMotion Plans which ensure quality, safety and expertise.

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