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The Crafter Gets £700 Makeover From Volkswagen

22/06/2013

Volkswagen will stop at nothing to sustain their position as one of the leaders in car as well as van manufacturing. The German automotive company is giving its new Crafter van an extreme makeover in order to make life more easy and practical for business van drivers - by shelling out over £700 worth of extras to the van’s standard specifications. There’s even better news for potential business van buyers – the extras won’t bump up the price of this commercial model.

So what interested buyers should expect from VW Crafter? The added specifications to this business van, includes a multi-function steering wheel, which can be adjusted for reach and rake, Bluetooth connection, electric operated and heated door mirrors and cruise control, complete with driver’s arm rest .The loading area with wooden flooring, entry handles plus a 270 degree opening rear door now come as standard.

Before its makeover, this commercial van has made waves in the competitive large van market in the UK, rapidly overshadowing the popularity of Ford Transit and Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter and has become popular choice with large rental companies. To add to its strong creditability in the large van market, the user-friendly van has been receiving raving reviews on leading automotive websites.

No doubt the extras will fuel VW’s Crafter success in the UK large van market. Well Mark Hopkins, Volkswagen’s Head of Marketing, is more than confident that the new features will be a massive hit among business van drivers.

Mr Hopkins added: With the significant increase of sales this year alone, the new VW Crafter has definitely earned a highly respectable place in the UK large van market. Now featuring new specifications (including BlueMotion engines) not to mention the affordable price of the van, we have very high expectation of the new VW Crafter. At Nissan, we are confident that the Crafter will become a firm favourite amongst business van drivers.”

So what makes this commercial van one of the fastest selling models in the UK large van market? Coming from the same production line as the Mercedes-Benz’s Sprinter, The VW Crafter range includes (of course) panel vans with a loading area up to 17m3. VW’s largest panel van is widely described as ‘the van with pure quality –reassuringly VW’. The Crafter range also includes a window van which caters up to eight passengers and single and double chassis cabs. The Crafter range also includes a tipper and dropside ’engineered to go’ conversions.

The Crafter isn’t a steal – Prices start from £21,050 - but remember it’s typically VW –a practical vehicle with pure quality, so you’ll definitely get what you paid for. Potential business van buyers should definitely take advantage of the current offer which includes contract hire and business vans finance lease, with rates starting from £299 per month (plus VAT and initial rental) including a £1,000 initial rental contribution.

If financed through lease purchase or contract hire, there is an option of contributing a £2,000 deposit. Contact us for the latest leasing prices.

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