The Crafter Runner is the first model to launch in Australia as part of the new Crafter range. Designed and engineered 100% by Volkswagen, the new Crafter was awarded as the prestigious International Van of the Year 2017 amongst other awards.
Developed in collaboration with customers and packed with cutting edge technology previously unavailable in its class. The result is an advanced, practical and efficient van with a number of class leading features. The new Crafter Runner is available in two variants; medium wheelbase (MWB) with standard roof height and a long wheelbase (LWB) model with a high roof.
The new Crafter delivers exceptional design, flexibility and functionality, making for a van worthy of its accolades.
The new Crafter’s excellence has been recognised internationally with the prestigious International Van of the Year Award for 2017.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is one of only two light commercial manufacturers to achieve back-to-back victories for the International Van of the Year, in the 25-year-history of this award, after last year’s success with the Transporter.
The new Crafter Runner has been designed and engineered 100% by Volkswagen and is quickly becoming the new benchmark in vans for its thoughtful approach to design, driver comfort, safety, driver assist technologies1 and engineering.
In addition, the new Crafter Runner has been constructed in a new, purpose-built Volkswagen factory to ensure the highest standards of build quality and finish.
The new Crafter Runner has innovation and thoughtfulness built into its DNA. The designers have put the customer first to make daily usage easier, more economical and smarter. This approach is demonstrated with the lowering of the floor sill by 100mm to make for easier loading. This reduces the step up into the vehicle, and the wear and tear on both the driver, and the van.
The roomy new Crafter Runner’s wide sliding doors open up to 1,311mm, with a load compartment height of up to 1,916mm. The LWB models have the space to accommodate six Euro pallets and the MWB can handle four pallets.
The new Crafter Runner comes in two different wheelbases, each offering a different vehicle height.
The MWB (3,450 mm) has a total vehicle length of 5,986 mm and an external height of 2,355 mm.
The LWB option (4,490 mm) has a total vehicle length of 6,836 mm, with an extended external height of 2,590 mm.
The new Crafter Runner offers a load capacity of 9.9m3, with a 1,465kg payload (MWB), or 14.4m3 with a 1,322kg payload (LWB), while the wide sliding door on the passenger’s side easily allows access for a goods pallet. It has rear barn doors opening 180 degrees for greater convenience when loading.
With the 10 lashing rings recessed into the floor in a MWB and 12 in a LWB, you can trust that your load is securely stowed in the new Crafter Runner.
Both of the new Crafter Runner models are available in front wheel drive with a 6-speed manual gearbox, and feature the new TDI engine with 340Nm of torque and 103kW of power. Designed specifically for heavy-duty use, you can expect a long service life combined with the highest performance requirements.
New safety and driver assist technologies have been introduced to the new Crafter Runner, making it the leader in its class. Comfort and convenience for the driver has also been foremost in the design and the result is a safer, more intuitive and comfortable van, that’s ready for business.
The new Crafter Runner comes with state-of-the-art driver assistance systems. Front Assist uses radar to monitor your distance from the traffic in front, and alerts you if you are too close. City Emergency Braking reduces the chance of a collision by triggering emergency braking when it detects critical distances from other vehicles.
The new Crafter Runner is also equipped with Front and Rear Park Distance Control1 technology, as well as a Rear-View Camera1. This provides you with both audible and visual indications to help guide you into difficult parking spaces with precision.
Access your smartphone’s screen, selected apps, maps, and music through App-Connect2 on your van’s touchscreen. This is thanks to three innovative technologies: Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink® interfaces.
The Composition Media radio system is the perfect control centre. Featuring an 8-inch colour display, you can access radio, selected Apps and other media, all from one convenient hub. And to make activating all of these features seamless they can be activated by a Voice Control.
The new Crafter Runner can comfortably seat up to 3 people, including the driver, thanks to a 2-seater front passenger bench. The driver’s seat benefits from ergonomic “Comfort Plus” with 4-way electronically adjustable lumbar support and two armrests. The passenger bench boasts generous under-seat storage and a foldable table in the backrest.
The new Crafter Runner has taken safety standards to a new level for both driver and passengers with 6 airbags as standard – front, side and curtain airbags for both the driver and passenger side of the van.
Advanced Safety Features¥ including Forward Collision Warning, City Emergency Braking, Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear-View Camera, Driver Fatigue Detection and Multi-Collision Braking 8” Composition Media audio with App-Connect° 1,465kg payload†
Advanced Safety Features¥ including Forward Collision Warning, City Emergency Braking, Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear-View Camera, Driver Fatigue Detection and Multi-Collision Braking 8” Composition Media audio with App-Connect° 1,322kg payload†