Volkswagen Crafter cleans up

  • Euro VI engines mean VW Crafter is more efficient than ever
  • First time Crafter gets 2.0-litre diesel engine with 113bhp
  • Bluemotion technology offers lower emissions and higher economy

As legislation gets tighter, so do the standards set by Volkswagen’s engineers, and the result is that selected models in the Crafter range now benefit from EuroVI compliant engines.

Only available on Crafter panel vans and chassis cabs with a kerbweight between 2,355kg and 2,815kg, the new EuroVI engine can be chosen with medium or long wheelbases. The 2.0-litre diesel is available with 112bhp or 161bhp outputs, and is a new addition to the Crafter range.

Using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation systems, the Crafter also uses a built in Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) to ensure that exhaust emissions are as low as possible – and within the new EuroVI legislation.

Those looking for even better economy and emissions will be pleased to know the lower-powered example is also available with the firm’s excellent Bluemotion technology. This raft of eco-friendly changes to the drivetrain mean economy of up to 35.3mpg is available, and emissions can be as low as 210g/km.

Available to order now, the range of EuroVI compatible Crafters kicks off with the 112bhp CR35 2.0TDI panel van in long wheelbase format at £28,935. The 161bhp CR50 2.0TDI panel van with long wheelbase tops the range at £35,200. All prices are excluding VAT.

Read our full Volkswagen Crafter review here.