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Engine power

103 - 130 kW

Vehicle length

5,968 to 7,211 mm

Body size

Single and double cab


1,431 to 2,841 kg

As versatile as you are

The Crafter Chassis is as versatile as the task at hand. Whether it’s as an emergency vehicle, tipper trailer, refrigerated body or tow truck – it can help almost any business hit the road. With single and dual cab options, the Crafter Cab Chassis is the perfect base for your ideal custom bodies.


Customised bodies

You need the right equipment to make sure your jobs go according to plan. This means a vehicle that is perfectly tailored to your needs. The flexibility of the Crafter Chassis can be customised just for you and thanks to its unladen weight, it is also suitable for a heavy body.


Your office on the go

Do you spend a large part of your working day out and about? Then you’ll know that your vehicle is not just a means of transport. It is somewhere that you can organise your documents, arrange appointments and charge your mobile phone. Or even enjoy your lunch break. With countless storage areas and connections, the Crafter Van is ideally prepared for everything you need.

*Image shows international specification and location specifications may vary.

Find your fit

Both single and dual cab models of the Crafter are built with a sturdy ladder frame chassis and depending on one of the many variants selected are available in range of wheelbase lengths too. Choose from a medium, high or super high roof and customise to your business needs.


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Modular auxiliary units

Enough energy for your job

Some jobs need more than just a top performance from you. Your commercial vehicle needs to step up, too. For this reason, you have the option of having your Crafter Chassis equipped with additional power generators and an air conditioning compressor at the factory. These help to ensure constant temperatures while the vehicle is stationary – and works independently from the air conditioning system.



Conversion Solutions

Developed by us. Tailored to you.

Every business has its own unique set of needs from a commercial vehicle. Crafter chassis can meet your most demanding requirements. We work with a wide range of Volkswagen approved converters to turn your Crafter chassis cab into a tailor-made commercial vehicle.


Your second pair of eyes

More practical, economical and innovative than ever before, the Crafter has a wide range of features to meet the needs of our business customers

Crafter chassis cab makes parking easy with its innovative and intelligent parking assistance system. Electromechanical Servotronic steering comes as standard. Plus, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Assist acting as your second pair of eyes.


Discover the Crafter Cab Chassis for yourself

The Crafter Cab Chassis Product Guides

Carefully planned right down to the smallest detail

The intelligent driver assistance systems in the Golf help you drive more comfortably. They also can help you deal with critical situations or even avoid them*. Even if you only notice this technology on rare occasions, it feels good to know that it is there.

Medium wheelbase, single cab
At 5,996 mm long, it has space for up to three people.
Medium wheelbase, double cab
At 5,996 mm long, it has space for up to seven people.
Long wheelbase, single cab
At 6,846 mm long, it has space for up to three people.
Long wheelbase, double cab
At 6,846 mm long, it has space for up to seven people.
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Wheelbases and cabs

Ready for almost any body

A wide array of tasks calls for customised bodies. Thanks to the range of variants, the Crafter Chassis is suitable for almost any customised solution. Single and double cab? Medium wheelbase, long wheelbase? It’s up to you. After all, nobody knows better than you what your business really needs.


Storage and compartments

More than in order

The driver’s cab has space for everything you need in your mobile office. From a coffee cup and a folding ruler right through to important documents. That’s all thanks to a sophisticated storage concept with plenty of compartments:

  • Large glove compartment
  • Open storage
     compartment split into three areas, folding ruler compartment with space for various tools.
  • Robust cup holder and storage areas in the doors for drink bottles (1.5 l), files and much more

Interface and connections

Connect everywhere

Charge your mobile phone, laptop or tools with ease while you’re driving to your next appointment. The driver’s cab in the Crafter Chassis contains a USB port and a number of sockets.

  • Optional keypad for special bodies.
  • Optional USB port for charging mobile devices
  • Optional hands-free system for mobile phones with a Bluetooth connection in conjunction with all radio and navigation system
  • Up to four 12 V sockets plus optional 230 V socket (300W) for charging tool battery packs and laptops (not shown)

Radio systems

Easier listening

Your favourite songs, podcasts or simply a really good radio station – whatever you like to listen to on long journeys, our radio systems provide you everything you need.

“Composition Media” radio system
  • 20.3 cm (8.0 inc) TFT colour display plus touchscreen with proximity sensors
  • MP3-compatible CD drive
  • 4 x 20 watts output with four loudspeakers
  • SD card slot, AUX-IN jack, Bluetooth connection and USB port in the glove compartment
  • Twin tuner with phase diversity

Navigation systems

Arrive safely at your destination. Discover more.

It is perfect for your busy schedule. With optional “Discover Media” navigation system, you can get to multiple delivery destinations without taking any detours. Navigate through the streets while taking hands-free phone calls at the same time.  

Optional “Discover Media” navigation system

  • 20.3 cm (8.0 inch) TFT colour display and touchscreen with proximity sensors
  • MP3-compatible CD drive
  • 4 x 20 watts output with four loudspeakers
  • Twin tuner with phase diversity
  • AUX-IN jack and USB port, Bluetooth connection plus two SD slots in the glove compartment

Multifunction Display

Everything in view. At a glance.

Find all the information you need while you are out on the road in a single place: The on-board computer shows you information, such as how far you have travelled, how warm it is outside, and how much fuel you are consuming on average.

Safety systems

Playing it safe as standard

Automatic Post-Collision Braking System

Applies the brake after a collision. Ideally, this will prevent any subsequent crashes. After a short delay, the vehicle begins a phased braking action down to 10 km/h, during which the driver can take over at any time.

Electronic stability control (not illustrated)

Prevents under- or oversteering by targeted braking of individual wheels.

Anti-lock braking system (ABS) (not illustrated)

Stops the wheels from locking. Enabling you to keep control over the vehicle’s steering.

Traction control system (ASR) (not illustrated)

Prevents wheelspin.

Belt fastening warning (not illustrated)

If the driver’s seat belt is not fastened, the seat belt warning system reminds them to fasten it with a visual warning when the engine is started and an audible warning after setting off. 

Driver airbag (not illustrated)

Standard feature that provides the best possible protection in the event of a frontal impact. A side/head airbag is also available as an option.

Crafter Single Cab Chassis Variants

Crafter Single Cab Chassis 35

Price incl. GST


Equipment Highlights:

  • Available in medium or long wheelbase & single or double cab
  • 8-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Fuel efficiency 8.4L/100km
  • 4-Cylinder turbo engine
  • 2-Seats
  • Payload 1,431 to 1,583kg
  • Forward Collision Warning & Lane Keep Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • 6.5” Composition Colour Infotainment System
  • 16” Steel wheels

Crafter Single Cab Chassis 50

Price incl. GST


Equipment Highlights:

  • Additional to Crafter Cab Chassis 35:
  • Available in medium, long or extra-long wheelbase & single or double cab
  • Fuel efficiency 9.9L/100km
  • 4-Cylinder twin turbo engine
  • Payload 2,783 to 2,841kg

The Crafter Single Cab Chassis

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1.    The information provided on the Volkswagen New Zealand website is for information purposes only  
2.    Volkswagen New Zealand reserves the right to extend, withdraw or change all offers *Prices are shown in New Zealand dollars, include GST and exclude on road costs
3.    The official fuel consumption, emissions, and EV range figures determined by the WLTP test should be used as a guide only, or for vehicle to vehicle comparison. Actual results may vary due to factors such as driving or environmental conditions.  
4.    International models might be shown for illustrative purposes only, and New Zealand specifications may vary
5.    Some colours in these images are not available in New Zealand, the product guide contains the correct colours available to the New Zealand market  
6.    Additional and optional accessories may have an effect on fuel efficiency. Optional accessories and add-on packages are available at an additional cost  
7.   App-Connect is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service, and connection cable (sold separately)  
8.   Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices 
9.  Leather appointed seats have a combination of genuine and artificial leather, but are not wholly leather 
10.  Vehicle availability will vary across the Volkswagen range, please stay in the know with delivery timelines. Learn more
The Worldwide Harmonized Light-Duty Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) is designed to provide a standardised measurement and enables the consumer to make reliable comparisons between vehicles in terms of energy (fuel and/or electricity) consumption, emissions, and electric vehicle range. However, it should be noted that the results of this test may not accurately reflect the actual fuel consumption, emissions, or range that a driver might experience in the real world. Actual results may vary depending on various factors such as driving style, road conditions, temperature, weather, vehicle load, and maintenance. Therefore, the WLTP results should be considered as an indicator of the vehicle‘s performance and not as a guarantee of the actual energy consumption, emissions, or range that a driver will experience in real-world driving conditions, or for making a vehicle-to-vehicle comparison. All WLTP test values are provided in accordance with New Zealand Land transport Rule: Vehicle Efficiency and Emissions Data 2022.

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