Volkswagen Australia has doubled the size of its Crafter Runner range, with the large van gaining the option of an automatic transmission for the first time – but there is a catch.
The business-focused Crafter Runner is still priced from $49,290 plus on-road costs for the six-speed manual, while the eight-speed torque-converter automatic costs $3000 more.
The three-seat large van remains available in medium wheelbase (MWB) and long wheelbase (LWB) forms, with the latter commanding a $3500 premium over the former.
That said, Volkswagen Australia is offering driveaway pricing until April 30, with the manual MWB checking in at $46,990 and its automatic sibling $3500 upstream. LWB variants are $5500 more expensive.
The MWB and LWB variants measure 3640mm and 4490mm respectively between their front and rear axles, and all have a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) of 3550kg and a maximum braked towing capacity of 2500kg.
Standard equipment in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter rival includes 16-inch steel wheels with a full-size spare, halogen headlights, daytime running lights, rear foglights and ventilated disc brakes.
Inside, an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, digital radio, a four-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity, climate control, power lumbar support for the driver’s seat, a tilt- and reach-adjustable steering column, and front power windows feature.
Advanced driver-assist systems extend to autonomous emergency braking, cruise control, a manual speed limiter, driver attention alert, park assist, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, and hill-start assist, plus six airbags.
The Crafter Runner only has one paintwork option, Candy White, which is complemented by a non-existent options list.
2020 Volkswagen Crafter Runner pricing before on-road costs
Article Source: Cars Guide MagazineApril 15, 2020 9:04 am