3.55 - 5.5t

Load platform with optional alloy tray

7.1 - 9.6m2


Up to 7


1,171 - 3,368kg

Build from a firm foundation

Available in single and dual cab, the Crafter Cab Chassis is the perfect base for your ideal custom bodies. Create and customise yours with the specialist applications and conversions you need to get your job done.

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A Crafter for every business

Whether you need to haul a little or a lot, the Crafter Cab Chassis has you covered. Explore options for engines, wheelbases, and weight capabilities and build your Crafter your way.

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Crafter 35 Cab Chassis

A flexible worker

Offering a quality mix of comfort and practicality, the Crafter 35 Cab Chassis comes with everything you need to get the job done easily and effectively.

Crafter Heavy Duty 50/55 Cab Chassis

Lifting the benchmark

The Crafter Heavy Duty range includes the Crafter 50 and 55 they come with all the comfort and smarts of the Crafter 35, but with upgraded suspension, rear-wheel drive and dual rear wheels for increased traction.

The Crafter 50 has a GVM of 4.9 tonnes and is drivable on a standard license. When the going gets tough, Crafter 55 gets tougher with a GVM of up to 5.5 tonnes to help make heavy duty jobs feel easier than ever.

Crafter Box Body

Made to move more

Comfortable, versatile and reliable, the Crafter Box Body makes tough jobs look easy. With plenty of room to hold your gear, transport freight and make you feel at home, the Crafter Box Body is built to handle any task you can set it.

  • Available with a powerful TDI340 engine in FWD or a TDI410 engine in RWD
  • 8-speed automatic torque converter transmission
  • 17m3 load capacity and choice of GVM's from 3.55t to 4.49t
  • Advanced suite of safety features3 including Front Assist with City Emergency Brake and Driver Fatigue Detection

As versatile as your business

With numerous task-specific factory options and extensive wheelbase, payload and engine combinations, the Crafter enables virtually any kind of body to be mounted.

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Find your fit

Both single and dual cab models of the Crafter are built with a sturdy ladder frame chassis and depending on one of the many variants selected are available in a range of lengths too.

  • Long wheelbase
    Load length: 4,300 mm | vehicle length: 6,836 mm
  • Long wheelbase with overhang
    Load length: 4,855 mm (plus overhang)
    Vehicle length: 7,391 mm
  • High roof
    Vehicle height: 2,590 mm


Handle the heavy stuff

Offering a payload of up to 1,642kg on standard variants and 2,056kg on GVM upgrade variants, the Crafter 35 Cab Chassis has you covered for everyday transportation jobs thanks to its variety of customisable storage solutions and wheelbases.

For those heavy-duty jobs, the Crafter 50 Cab Chassis has reinforced suspension, more powerful engines and dual rear wheels with rear-wheel drive to help you haul up to a 2-tonne payload, while the Crafter 55 Cab Chassis offers the same but with a maximum payload of up to 3 tonnes.2

TDI engines

Power through anything

The Crafter offers two powerful diesel engines that were designed specifically for commercial vehicles: the TDI340 with 340Nm torque or the TDI410 with 410Nm torque. With long service life even on high mileage deliveries, you can expect the best efficiency and reliability for your business. The Crafter Cab Chassis is available with two drive systems, front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive, making it well-suited for any challenge.


Comfort for the team

The Crafter's ergonomic cabin has space for three in the single cab, and seven in the dual cab. Driver comfort is the focus, with a newly designed driver seat featuring longitudinal and height adjustment, electrical 4-way adjustable lumbar support, adjustable backrest and seat cushion angle, and two adjustable armrests.

Supporting you on and off the road

The Crafter's innovative and intelligent driver assistance and safety systems help to keep you stress-free and your cargo in tact.

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Safety as standard

Your guardian angel

All Volkswagen cab and dual cab chassis models come with a suite of innovative safety features as standard. Some of the features include Front Assist with City Emergency Braking, Driver Fatigue Detection, Multi-Collision Brake and Hill Hold Assist. These technologies have been designed to assist you in everyday driving and on the job3.

Off-road capabilities

Take on any road

With 4MOTION and the mechanical differential lock, the Crafter is ready for almost any terrain. 4MOTION allocates the engine’s power across all four wheels as needed, preventing wheel spin and locking, while the mechanical differential lock makes starting up in adverse, off-road conditions much easier.

Driver assistance

An extra set of eyes

We’ve always been and always will be committed to automotive safety. That’s why the Crafter Cab Chassis includes optional intuitive and innovative driver assist features such as Adaptive Cruise Control and Active Lane Keep Assist3.

Built for comfort and purpose

The optional ergoComfort suspension seat, infotainment technology and range of added extras make the generous cabin of the Crafter a comfortable workspace for frequent drivers.

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Work anywhere , anytime

It’s easy to get the job done with our tech. App-Connect5 allows you to display selected apps, maps and music on your phone vis Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™. You can stay focused on the road by handling calls, working the radio and media functions using voice commands. And if you’re looking for more entertainment, the Crafter includes an 6.5” colour touchscreen display, AM/FM radio, USB-C input and and four speakers.

Ports and connections

More connected than ever

The Crafter gives a whole new meaning to the phrase 'mobile workplace'. It's fitted with various telephone, radio and media functions can be operated by using simple voice commands which means you don’t have to take your hands off the steering wheel.

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Fits you and a whole lot more

The Crafter has outstanding comfort features and sophisticated storage:

  • Practical open storage compartment, divided into three sections.
  • Sturdy cup holder.
  • Largest glove compartment in its class.
  • Special compartment for a folding rule with room for all kinds of tools.
  • Compartments in the doors for drink bottles (1.5L), files and more.
  • Two optional compartments in the roof shelf with plenty of storage space.

Features & Colours

Build your Crafter Cab Chassis

Features of Single Cab Chassis with tray

  • Factory fitted aluminum load platform (tray) with drop sides (folding), safety latches, integrated step and wooden floor
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Choose your exterior colour

Candy White

Candy White

Features of Dual Cab Chassis with tray

  • 7 Seat Cabin: Comfort Seat Plus for driver, 2-seater front passenger bench seat with storage tray, 4-seater bench in the 2nd row of seats with under seat storage
  • Forward Collision Warning "Front Assist" with City Emergency Braking (City EB)
  • Driver and front passenger front, side and curtain airbags
  • Factory fitted aluminum load platform (tray) with drop sides (folding), safety latches, integrated step and wooden floor
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Choose your exterior colour

Candy White

Candy White

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Volkswagen Terms & Conditions +

  • 2. Payload is defined as the Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) minus the Kerb Mass. Payload is the maximum combined weight of occupants, cargo, added structures and tow ball down weight (when towing). GVM must not be exceeded.
  • 3. Safety technologies are designed to assist the driver, but should not be used as a substitute for safe driving practices.
  • 5. Wireless App-Connect featuring wireless Apple CarPlay® & wireless Android Auto™ is compatible for selected apps with the latest smartphone versions of iOS and Android, active data service required, optional connection cable (sold separately).
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