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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has quite literally expanded its acclaimed Crafter range


May 27, 2014: Class-leading payload, vast load space and intelligent storage features Load volume of 17m3, internal load height 2,120mm High specification includes restraint systems and high-strength shutter 136PS and 163PS engines available Prices from £32,470 (ex. VAT) Three-year warranty offered as standard

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has quite literally expanded its acclaimed Crafter range with the arrival of an all-new Luton model. Introduced as part of the brand’s innovative Engineered-to-Go™ range, it has been designed and developed in partnership with leading British bodybuilder Ingimex.

Based on the strong and adaptable Crafter chassis, the new Luton delivers class-leading payloads and a vast load cube. Constructed using GRP sides and bulkhead and a dip-painted and powder coated bolted frame, the finished bodies come readily modified for the addition of a tail-lift. The load cube has an overall volume of 17m3, while the internal roof height is an impressive 2,120mm.

Specifically designed to meet the needs of operators, the new Crafter Luton comes equipped with a host of standard features, including a four-tier load restraint system, a high-strength shutter and rear foot step. Naturally, the bodies are capable of carrying substantial loads and feature a reinforced bottom plank to protect against movement of unsecured loads.

As customers have come to expect from Volkswagen’s Engineered-to-Go™ range, the new Luton conversion comfortably meets the latest European standards, and has been designed and engineered to meet Volkswagen’s strict quality and durability controls. The new Luton comes with a three-year warranty that also covers any factory-fitted add-ons.

The Crafter Luton range is offered in long wheelbase and comes with Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre TDI engine with an output of either 136PS or 163PS.

Andrew Waite, head of sales operations for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “We have teamed up with one of the best conversion specialists to design our new Luton Crafter. It combines all the usual Crafter qualities of reliability, ease of use and low running costs, and adds an incredible load space for even greater practicality.

“Our Engineered-to-Go™ range continues to provide a collection of conversions that offer an off-the-shelf solution for operators, regardless of their specific business needs.”

Crafter Luton prices Crafter Luton range Wheelbase Price (Basic ex. VAT) CR35 2.0 TDI 136PS LWB £32,470 CR35 2.0 TDI 163PS LWB £33,380

The all-new Crafter Luton is on sale now. Crafter Engineered-to-Go™ models are available from just £299 a month* on contract hire or on finance lease terms with £1,000 initial rental contribution with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Finance.