Volkswagen Crafter named 2017 Van of the Year

UK award for all-new VW Crafter

The 2017 International Van of the Year, Volkswagen’s new Crafter, has won another title – this time named ‘Van of the Year’ by Auto Express in the UK.

Recently launched in Europe and the UK, the new-gen Volkswagen Crafter will start to land in Australia in the fourth quarter of the year, the full range is then expected here early 2018.

The new model was applauded by the publication’s judges for its flexible powertrain options and innovative technologies, including autonomous emergency braking.

Auto Express editor-in-chief, Steve Fowler, telling us the Volkswagen product really stood out from the crowd.

“Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been going from strength to strength in recent years and, following on from the Caddy and Transporter, the Crafter sets new standards for comfort and quality in its class.”

While Sarah Cox, Head of Marketing for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in the UK, welcomed the recognition.

“The all-new Crafter is a game-changer for the brand, and for it to receive yet another accolade, and from such a well-recognised title as Auto Express, is great news.”

We’ll bring you more details on the new Volkswagen Crafter, including Australian pricing and specification details, as they come to hand.

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