Occasionally we report on commercial vehicles, and today we have news about Volkswagen's take on that class. Volkswagen has been striving to carve out a chunk of the market where big vans are used, and it plans to do this with its new Crafter. The Crafter was unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, England, and it's essentially an update on the previous model that was unveiled at the same show just five years ago.
The van was developed in coordination with Mercedes-Benz and is based on the Sprinter chassis. Volkswagen was instrumental in developing the van's driveline and new front-end stylings. The range of engines available are lighter, more fuel efficient, less polluting, and cheaper to run.