The Volkswagen Crafter three-seat single cab chassis is a light commercial vehicle that's available in medium wheelbase or long wheelbase versions in a variety of mechanical specifications.

It's also offered in a seven-seat dual cab version, and can be ordered with FWD, AWD or RWD.

It's powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine in two trims; the entry-level Crafter is powered by a single turbo version that makes 103kW and 340Nm, while a twin-turbo version of the same engine produces 130kW and 410Nm. The larger engine is available with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox, while the smaller motor is auto only.

It's priced from $48,290 and tops out at $68,290.

The third generation Crafter launched in 2017, and is now entirely produced by Volkswagen. Previous generations were rebadged Mercedes-Benz Sprinters. The Crafter is available in 59 variants, based on three platform sizes (MWB, LWB and LWB with overhang), three body styles (single row van, single row cab-chassis and dual-row cab-chassis) and with four powertrain combos (103kW/340Nm with 6sp manual or 8spd auto, and 130kW/410Nm with 6sp manual or 8sp auto).

The Crafter is fitted with AEB, side wind assist and front/rear parking sensors and rear camera as standard, along with automatic headlights, air con, an eight-inch multimedia infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and rubber floor lining.