The What Van? Road Test: Volkswagen Crafter

Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021


Detail Load Bay

Load bay

Entrance to the 10.7m3 cargo bay is through a sliding nearside door or twin rear doors that can be pushed through 270º and secured against the sides of the body. 

Large yellow grab handles are positioned at both door apertures to make it easier for you to heave yourself aboard. Our test van was also fitted with an optional step integrated into the back bumper.

Ten floor-mounted load tie-down points are installed. Should anything break loose from its moorings, the hefty-looking full-height steel bulkhead should stop it dead in its tracks and prevent it from clobbering whoever is in the cab.

A tailored wooden cover protected our demonstrator’s cargo bed and the remainder of the load bay was timbered out, although there was no protection for the always vulnerable wheel boxes.


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