Volkswagen Crafter Gets 4×4 Version

VW Crafter 4MOTIONThe new Volkswagen Crafter is now available as a four-wheel-drive version, branded the VW Crafter 4MOTION with four-wheel drive from Achleitner. The Austrian four-wheel drive specialist has developed a four-wheel drive system that provides great traction both on and off road.
The new Crafter 4MOTION four-wheel drive was launched at the Dakar 2012 press conference in Paris where both the four-wheel drive Crafter and the Amarok were Dakar escort vehicles.
The Crafter 4 MOTION is designed for utilities, emergency services and other organisations that need to be able to move large loads into inhospitable places.
The four-wheel-drive Crafter is treading a well-worn path – the Volkswagen Transporter T5 4MOTION numbers approximately 11% of all T5 sales per year, whilst the VW Caddy 4MOTION manages 6% of total sales.
The VW Crafter 4MOTION has a uniform power distribution (50:50) on both axles with differential locks as standard in the transfer box and on the rear axle. As an extra option, a lock can also be ordered for the front axle.
Thefront axle now comes with independent suspension and a rigid rear axle. Reinforced springs with more displacement, stiffer shock absorbers with progressive damping, and modified stabilisers are just the most obvious changes that have been made. The overall result, regardless of which tyres have been chosen (for off-road or street), is a raised ground clearance of around ten centimetres.VW Crafter 4MOTION
The Crafter is equipped exclusively with the most powerful engine at 163 PS). The 2.0-litre bi-turbo, well-known from the Amarok and the Transporter, develops its maximum torque of 400 Newton metres at only 1,800 rpm. The Crafter 4MOTION is available in all of the body variants Volkswagen is known for – as a window van, panel van, as well as chassis, single or double cab dropside transporter, with various wheelbases and roof forms.
The conversion costs around £20,000+VAT – so make sure you need it! Initial deliveries are planned for the start of 2012.

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