Our test vehicle is the TDI 410 Crafter 35 MWB (Medium Wheel Base) 4MOTION with standard roof height, 130kW/410Nm 2.0 litre turbo-diesel and eight-speed automatic transmission. Pricing starts at $60,590 for the auto model, which is a $3000 premium over the base six-speed manual version.
Our Crafter, with its 16-inch steel wheels and 235/65 R16 tyres plus full-size spare, has the look and feel of a hard worker with plenty of experience on the job. There’s numerous features designed to make hard work days easier, like the sealed cabin bulkhead/cargo barrier, height-and-reach adjustable steering wheel and individual driver’s seat with fold-down inboard armrest and electronic four-way adjustable lumbar support. There’s also a front bench seat for two crew.
Cabin storage and convenience items are plentiful and there’s a quality four-speaker infotainment system with 8.0-inch colour touchscreen plus steering wheel controls, voice command and multiple connectivity including Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and Bluetooth. Plus there’s numerous VW genuine accessories available, from rubber floor mats to roof racks and other load securing items.