Volkswagen has won the International Van of the Year award with its new Crafter for the second year running
Following on from the Volkswagen Transporter winning International Van of the Year (IVotY) in 2015, Volkswagen has won the award again, this time with the newly developed second-generation Crafter. It’s only the second time a manufacturer has won back-to-back honours in the 25-year history of the awards, and illustrates the exceptional quality of all Volkswagen’s commercial vehicles. The Crafter has been designed to comprehensively meet customers' wishes and includes many innovations and extensive assistance systems – and the International Van of the Year title is the upshot of this.
The international jury of commercial vehicle journalists from 24 European countries chose the Crafter for its “overall styling, comfort, smoothness, safety and superb handling”, and predicted that it will be a market success, due to its wide model range and configurability. Developed independently by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, the new Crafter range features four different models, comes in three lengths and three heights, and is available with front, rear or four-wheel drive options and a choice of manual or automatic transmissions. Cargo volume of up to 18.4m3 and a GVW payload from 3.5 to 5.3 tonnes is offered, demonstrating the amazing capabilities of the new model.
Volkswagen Crafter Photos
"After the T-series last year, we are delighted to now receive this special award for the new Crafter as well”, said Dr Eckhard Scholz, Chairman of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. “We are very proud of our latest product and of our team whose hard work has made the Crafter the best large transport van. We will be using this award to spearhead a successful launch."