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2017 Volkswagen Crafter van revealed in sketches

By Jez Spinks, 04 Jul 2016 Car News

Volkswagen Crafter

Volkswagen releases teaser sketches of its new commercial van range ahead of their September unveiling in Germany.

The 2017 Volkswagen Crafter has been revealed in official sketches that showcase a new design for the German brand’s commercial vans. 

Volkswagen’s biggest van will be all-new when it’s shown at Germany’s Commercial Vehicle Show in September – breaking a 10-year link with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. 

Volkswagen Crafter

The sleek-looking van will have the most slippery aerodynamics in its class, according to Volkswagen. This should help reduce fuel consumption, though the company has yet to confirm which powertrains will be offered plus many other details. 

The new Crafter is expected to retain the outgoing model’s twin-turbocharged 2.0-litre diesel engine, available in varying outputs. 

Volkswagen says the interior will also be redesigned – complementing the new-look exterior that features the company family ‘face’ comprising wide horizontal grille with prominent VW badge. 

Volkswagen Crafter

The Crafter, shown as a window van in the sketches, is currently available in multiple configurations that include varying roof heights and wheelbases. 

Rivals for the Volkswagen Crafter include the Ford Transit, Renault Master and Fiat Ducato.