Prices and spec details have been announced for the new Volkswagen Crafter, which officially goes on sale this month. Three trim levels are on offer – Startline, Trendline and Highline.
Startline prices are from £23,920 (ex-VAT) and trim includes automatic post collision braking, cross-wind assist, driver alert system, 180-degree opening rear wing doors and Bluetooth connectivity.
Trendline starts at £25,270 (ex-VAT) and adds front assist including emergency braking system, cruise control with speed limiter, electrically heated and adjustable wing mirrors, 270-degree opening rear wing doors and wooden floor in load area.
Highline goes from £29,220 (ex-VAT) and adds adaptive cruise control, passenger airbag, front and rear parking sensors, heated windscreen, front foglights with cornering function and comfort-plus driver’s seat.
A wide range of options is also available, including a number of driver and safety assistance systems such as side protection, rear traffic alert, park assist and trailer assist.
Nissan Navara Trek-1°
Nissan has launched a new version of its Navara pick-up. The name Trek-1° relates to the location of the Navarre desert in northern Spain – at -1° of longitude – from which the Nissan Navara takes its name.
Only 1,500 will be built, all in double-cab body style. Each is based on the flagship Tekna grade, with several extras fitted as standard.
These include black sport styling bars, with two forward-facing LED spot lamps attached to the top section. The Navara Trek-1° also comes with black side styling bars, black 18-inch six-spoke alloy wheels and a new load bed cover.
Optional extras include leather seats, heated front seats and eight-way adjustment on the driver’s seat. A powered sunroof, tow bar, differential lock and full-sized spare wheel are also available.
Customers who want a six-speed manual gearbox can opt for the 160PS or 190PS versions of the 2.3-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, while those wanting a seven-speed automatic transmission get the 190PS. All versions offer ‘on-demand’ four-wheel drive as standard.
Fiat Fullback Cross
Fiat has revealed a stylish new addition to its new 4x4 truck range – the Fullback Cross. As well as going on sale via the Fiat Professional dealer network, the Fullback range will also be available through the Fiat passenger cars dealer network.
The Fullback Cross features a range of interior and exterior styling upgrades, including a new grille with matt black ingots, a satin silver skid plate, black details and revised larger side steps.
Available as a double-cab, the Fullback Cross comes with a 2.4-litre common rail turbodiesel engine and develops 180PS and maximum torque of 430Nm. There are also two transmissions available: six-speed manual or five-speed automatic with sport sequential mode and dashboard commands.
The new truck will go on sale in the summer and prices will be announced closer to the launch.
SsangYong has announced an increase in the towing capacity of its Musso one-tonne pick-up to 3.5 tonnes.
Powered by a 2.2-litre Euro 6 turbodiesel engine, the Musso pick-up is designed to appeal to fleets which need a low-priced work truck.
The Musso features a newly-developed Euro 6 turbodiesel engine to meet the demand for a more powerful performance and lower CO2 emissions at the same time. Maximum power is 178PS and torque 400Nm, with maximum torque delivered from a low of 1,400rpm and maintained through a wide range up to 2,800rpm.
The Musso is fitted with multi-link rear suspension and progressive rear coil springs – the only pick-up at this price to offer such a system.
There are two models. The SE includes a new-look front grille and dashboard, as well as silver finish 18-inch alloy wheels and ‘leather look’ TPU seat upholstery. It is priced from £16,395 ex-VAT.