Volkswagen boosts 'off-the-shelf' investment

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has further invested in its Crafter Engineered To Go scheme by ensuring available stock across its UK Van Centre network.

This means a range of off-the-shelf Crafter dropsides and tippers is now available to drive away from Van Centres.

The decision follows Volkswagen’s recognition that converting vehicles isn't always necessary, and that off-the-shelf conversions can significantly help customers run their businesses more efficiently.

All Engineered To Go bodies are manufactured specifically for Volkswagen by Ingimex and are recognised for their quality and durability, benefits that enhance the residual value of the vehicles and are listed within the CAP price guide.

All bodies are supplied with European whole vehicle type approval. All bodies come with three years manufacturer warranty offering customers complete piece of mind.

Each body is made using a galvanised steel sub-frame, resin-coated birch plywood decks and anodised aluminium side and tail panels. The Crafter range includes panel vans with load volumes of up to 17cu m and window vans with up to eight passenger seats.

As part of its on-going commitment to working with its partners, Volkswagen has launched a Bodybuilder Database to the UK conversion market.

The database, which was launched in early November, provides Bodybuilders with a direct link to the factory enabling access to technical guidelines, information and CAD drawings helping them to design and develop their own products.

Andrew Waite, head of sales operations for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: "The Crafter chassis has always offered the ideal blend of big payloads and customisation options but - for some of our customers - an off-the-shelf model suits their business needs perfectly.

"Driving off the forecourt with one of our Engineered To Go Crafters means customers can swiftly get the vehicles they need with the additional peace-of-mind that the accompanying body is hard-wearing, corrosion-resistant and recognised for its quality and durability. 

"All of which not only enhances the day-to-day experience of using the vehicles, but also boosts their resale values, too."

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