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Volkswagen Eos, Polo, Crafter recalled for Takata airbags

Volkswagen Australia has initiated its recall for older-generation Polo, Eos and Crafter model lines has part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, a total of 7847 vehicles are being recalled for potentially faulty inflators (front driver's side in the Polo and Eos, front driver and passenger side for the Crafter), across various model years...

Volkswagen Crafter joins St John Ambulance

The Volkswagen Crafter has recently been handed its medical licence by St John Ambulance in Victoria, as the company expands its range of service vehicles in Australia. A fleet of 40 customised Crafters have been ordered for the 'patient transport fleet', including a mix of MWB FWD 340TDI and MWB FWD 410TDI variants...

2019 Volkswagen Crafter 4Motion pricing and specs

The new-generation Volkswagen Crafter TDI410 4Motion has been priced and specified for Australia, starting at $57,590 plus on-road costs. Commanding a $4500 price increase over equivalent front-wheel drive variants, the Crafter 4Motion adds another layer of versatility in the form of its on-demand all-wheel drive system...

2006-16 Volkswagen Crafter Takata recall initiated

Volkswagen has recalled the 2006-2016 Crafter van in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, to have a combination of driver and passenger Takata airbag inflators replaced. As with all Takata recalls, vehicles in the campaign are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that, when exposed to a combination of heat and humidity, can degrade...

2018 Volkswagen Crafter recalled

Volkswagen Australia has issued a recall for certain models from 2018 Crafter van line, over concerns inaccurate information on vehicle labels could lead owners to carry loads that are in excess of the vehicle's capacity. The German manufacturer reports that the compliance labels on some 3550kg variants differ from production information and may state a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) rating that is in excess of the vehicle's capacity...

Volkswagen Grand California: Bigger camper launched in Europe

Volkswagen has taken the California and made it a bit larger again, with the launch of the Grand California ahead of the Dusseldorf Caravan Salon in Germany. Unlike the regular California, which is built around the Transporter, the Grand California is based on the larger Crafter...

2018 Volkswagen Crafter pricing and specs

Volkswagen Australia has begun phase two of the new Crafter van and cab-chassis truck rollout, expanding its presence in the highly profitable large-commercial-vehicle market. This stage heralds the arrival of higher-power Crafter TDI410 front-wheel drive (FWD) derivatives with a new ZF eight-speed auto from the Amarok, joining the base manual-only Crafter Runner TDI340 that’s been on sale since late 2017...

Volkswagen California XXL teased

Volkswagen has released a trio of teaser sketches for its new California XXL motorhome, scheduled to debut at the 2018 Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf next month. Essentially a production version of the California XXL motorhome concept shown at last year's Caravan Salon, the new camper van is based on the Crafter commercial van, and will sit atop the T6 Transporter-based California in the company's line-up...

2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner pricing and specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Crafter Runner has arrived in Australia, starting at $48,490 before on-road costs. Available in both medium- and long-wheelbase bodies ($51,990), the Crafter Runner is the first version of the all-new van to arrive Down Under, with the wider range to slowly make its way to Australia...

Volkswagen California XXL motorhome concept unveiled

When it comes to motorhomes, there's money to be made, because cashed-up retirees will spend big bucks on a vehicle that allows them freedom and comfort in equal doses. It's no surprise, then, that this thing now exists - the Volkswagen California XXL motorhome concept...

Volkswagen Caddy, Crafter, Transporter get standard AEB in UK, Australian upgrades coming

Volkswagen has become the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to fit autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment on all its vans, which includes the Caddy, Crafter and Transporter. All vans in the German company's range will benefit from the fitment of front assist and city-speed emergency braking as standard equipment, beating competing brands like Mercedes-Benz...

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