The new Volkswagen Crafter is now available to order in the UK

The all-new Volkswagen Crafter is now available to order in the UK, ahead of its official launch at the CV Show in April.

UK pricing and specification has been revealed, although only a limited number of model versions are available from launch. Three trim levels will be offered; Startline, Trendline and Highline, which brings the Crafter into alignment with the Caddy and Transporter models. Three vehicle lengths are available and the panel van version will have a choice of three different roof heights.

All Crafter models are powered by a 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine, available in four power outputs. There are also front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options available, and a choice of manual and automatic transmission.

At this time, only front-wheel drive manual panel vans are available to order. All other versions will be added over the course of 2017.

The entry-level Startline trim panel van starts at £23,920 on-road (excluding VAT). The basic model comes with a crosswind assist system, a driver alert system and Bluetooth integration.

The mid-spec Trendline increases the price by £1,350 (plus VAT), which brings autonomous emergency braking, cruise control with speed limiter, electric wing mirrors, DAB digital radio, multi-function steering wheel, an upgraded driver’s seat and a wooden floor in the load area.

The Highline model adds a further £3,950 (plus VAT), which includes adaptive cruise control, passenger airbag, front and rear parking sensors, a heated windscreen, fog lights and an even more comfortable driver’s seat.

Customer deliveries of the new Volkswagen Crafter are expected to start in May.

Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editorial Director of The Van Expert, which came about after the success of sister site The Car Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the automotive industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help vehicle buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.