New Volkswagen Crafter now available to order

The new Volkswagen Crafter is now available to order from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles van centres, with a significantly upgraded interior, improved standard equipment and some minor visual changes.

The first deliveries of the facelifted Volkswagen Crafter will arrive with customers in August 2024, with the new model costing from £45,660 (+ VAT).

The most substantial changes are to the interior, which benefits from a major tech upgrade to include a new 10.4-inch infotainment touchscreen, along with VW’s app-based services and We Connect, which uses an integrated eSIM to deliver connectivity. Wireless charging and a USB-C connection are also part of the package, along with the option of a 12.9-inch colour screen as part of Volkswagen’s Discover Media satellite navigation system.

Further revisions include a new dashboard layout, using the Digital Cockpit instrument cluster seen on Volkswagen Group cars, plus a new concentric steering wheel and touch-controlled electric parking brake switch.

Safety kit includes autonomous emergency braking with cyclist and pedestrian monitoring, lane keep assist, dynamic road sign display and acoustic parking distance control.

Two body heights and a pair of body lengths are available in two trim levels - Commerce and Commerce Plus. There’s also a choice of front or rear-wheel-drive, with the front-drive models rated at 3t GVW and the rear-drive vans at 3.5t. The 3.0t models get a 140PS 2.0-litre diesel engine with six-speed manual transmission and the 3.5t models get a 177PS version of the same unit. A 4MOTION all-wheel-drive model is also available to special order with the larger engine, as is a 5.5t rear-drive chassis cab variant. The larger engine is also available with an eight-speed automatic gearbox.



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What MoT class does a Ford e-Transit require?

I am trying to find out what MoT class a Ford e-Transit 390 comes under? The gross weight is 3900kg but I have had different service centres say variously class 4, class 7 and HGV?
The Department for transport allows a derogation for electric vans, meaning those weighing up to 4.25 tonnes are treated in the same way as diesel vans with a GVW of up to 3.5 tonnes, allowing for the extra battery weight. This applies to both licensing and MOTs, meaning an e-Transit 390 requires a Class 7 MOT.
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