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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...

The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...

Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed

Hot on the heels of being named the 2017 International Van of the Year, the Volkswagen Crafter has gone electric - in concept form, at least. This is the Volkswagen e-Crafter, a fully electric parcel mover aimed specifically at city van operators based on the all-new Volkswagen Crafter large van that is due to arrive in Australia late in 2017...

2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added

Volkswagen has detailed new connectivity updates to its 2017 model-year commercial van and people mover ranges, while drive-away 'Runner' editions of the Crafter and Transporter models continue to be offered. Updates for the new model year include an electric tailgate fitted as standard for Multivan Highline and Executive variants, an updated infotainment system with App Connect and iPhone interface along with new exterior colours for the Caddy van...

2017 Volkswagen Crafter unveiled, arrives in Australia late next year

The next-generation Volkswagen Crafter has been unveiled ahead of its debut in Australia late next year. Available in three different lengths and with the choice of three roof heights, the new van uses a new platform and, unlike the current van, is unrelated to the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Under the bonnet, the next-generation Crafter uses a new 2...

2017 Volkswagen Crafter previewed ahead of September debut

A first set of teaser sketches for the all-new 2017 Volkswagen Crafter has been handed down this week, ahead of an unveiling set for September. As the largest of Volkswagen's commercial vans, the Crafter sits above the Transporter range in the company's global line-up...

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