BUYERS GUIDE - 4X4 CAMPERVANS
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced a collaboration with recreational vehicle manufacturer Jayco to create the Crafter Kampervan lifestyle vehicle.
This latest collaboration between Volkswagen’s Australian Commercial Vehicle arm and a local builder joins the Caddy California and Multivan California.
Volkswagen is the only manufacturer to offer this range via its dealer network, complete with a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
The Volkswagen Kampervan will be available in three grades from July 2022: Kampervan; Kampervan Style and Kampervan all-terrain, complete with Seikel off-road equipment.
Indicative pricing is that the full-spec Kampervan, with Seikel raised suspension is around the $150 grand mark. Not bad.
At 6.8 metres long and two metres wide, the Crafter Kampervan comes with: 4Motion all-wheel-drive; seating for four; sleeping for up to three; multiple dining and seating areas; fresh and waste water tanks; internal bathroom with toilet and shower; kitchen with two-burner gas cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, sink, fresh water, ample storage and bench space; reverse cycle air-conditioning; TV and DVD stereo with internal and external speakers; lithium house battery with solar charging system; diesel heating; hot water system; LED internal and external lighting; awning; App Connect and WiFi extender.
Since the first announcement, VW/Jayco have have doubled the Lithium battery capacity to 240 Ah, added an inverter, included outdoor chairs and a table and a small set of portable steps for climbing in through the back door.
The Crafter Kampervan has been tested at the Anglesea Proving Ground in Victoria.
The Crafter Kampervan comes in seven colours, including four two-tone schemes.
Brand Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Ryan Davies, said the partnership with Jayco combines the expertise of two leading brands:
“It presents another milestone in our brand’s collaboration with Australian auto building,” he said.
“Just as Walkinshaw took the Amarok to the next level, Jayco as the leading brand in its field is making the Crafter Kampervan the perfect choice.”
Potential customers can register interest in the Volkswagen Crafter Kampervan here: https://www.volkswagen.com.au/en/models/crafter-kampervan.html