Jayco Teams with Volkswagen Australia
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has announced a collaboration with recreational vehicle manufacturer Jayco to create the Crafter Kampervan, a ‘mighty lifestyle vehicle’ that will become the halo vehicle of VW's evolving van range.
This latest collaboration between Volkswagen's Australian Commercial Vehicle arm and a local builder, sits atop 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.
A motorhome conversion of the Crafter, Volkswagen’s biggest light commercial model, the Kampervan will be available from July in three grades: Kampervan; Kampervan Style and Kampervan All-Terrain, complete with Seikel off-road equipment.
At 6.8 metres long, Volkswagen says the Crafter Kampervan contains all fixtures needed to make life on the road possible.
- 4MOTION all-wheel-drive
- Seating for four
- Sleeping for up to three
- Multiple dining and seating areas
- Fresh and waste water tanks
- Wet bathroom with shower and toilet
- Full kitchen including two burner gas cooktop, microwave, refrigerator, sink, ample storage and bench space
- Reverse-cycle air-conditioning
- TV and DVD stereo with internal and external speakers
- Lithium house battery and solar panel
- Diesel heating
- Hot water system
- LED internal and external lighting
- App Connect
- WiFi extender
Volkswagen says the Crafter Kampervan has been extensively tested at the Anglesea Proving Ground in Victoria, “Showcasing not only Australian engineering inside the vehicle – but testing and tuning that makes it perfect for local conditions”.
The Crafter Kampervan will come in seven colours, including four two-tone schemes, which are expected to be by far the most popular.
Brand Director of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicle Ryan Davies said the partnership with Jayco combines the expertise of two leading brands and presents 'Another milestone in our brand's collaboration with Australian auto building.'
'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 for those who want to drive a brilliantly engineered vehicle – then live and sleep comfortably across endless Australian destinations.'
Jayco Motorised Division National Sales Manager, Bruce Astbury, said: 'Jayco is proud to be associated with Volkswagen and the touring lifestyle that both brands embody. This is a partnership that will enhance the depth of the Volkswagen range and continue to support local employment at our state-of-the-art 50-acre, Dandenong South facility.'
Customers can register interest in the Volkswagen Crafter Kampervan here.