Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has launched its new Engineered To Go programme that offers off-the-shelf conversions to.
Launching with a host of conversions on the Crafter model, the new programme kicks off with a range of Dropside, Tipper and Luton products available to buy direct from the standard price list.
The revamped scheme will eventually cover Caddy, Transporter and Crafter models with numerous derivatives including fridge/freezer conversions, minibuses and a service workshop.
Specialist converter Ingimex will produce the first raft of Engineered To Go Crafter products. The Dropside, available as a single and double cab, is modified ready for the addition of fall arrest rails or tail lifts with prices starting from £31,470 (ex VAT).
The Tipper, also in single and double cab form, starts from £33,310 (ex VAT) and is tough, safe and versatile with the tipper functions controlled by wander lead. The single cab Luton, from £36,220 (ex VAT), has a unique four-tier load restraint system for deck lashing, standard load lock lashing or for use with optional Ingimex telescopic load pole.
The Engineered To Go programme is designed to provide customers with high quality converted products through Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ dedicated network of Van Centres.
As a special project, a one-off VW Amarok designed exclusively for life in the Arctic Circle has been revealed with a raised ride height, huge all-terrain tyres – and a cappuccino maker.
The unique pick-up truck, modified by off-road specialists, Arctic Trucks, in partnership with local Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles dealer, Hekla, is currently being put to work in Iceland as a support vehicle for winter driving experiences, leading customers out onto the snow and ice.
The Amarok AT35 features a raft of updates to take the standard Amarok to the next level including a 25 mm front and rear suspension lift. New flared fibre-glass wheel-arches have been trimmed to accommodate the larger wheels and the 315/70R17 all terrain tyres – plus larger mud flaps front and back have been added.
Inside, the Amarok has been given an expedition makeover with a fire extinguisher, portable generator – and even a cappuccino machine. A VHF radio, toolbox, jack, first aid kit with defibrillator and work light are also included in the Arctic Trucks conversion.
Under the bonnet is the standard Amarok’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine and it retains the standard 45-degree climbing ability, a payload of 1,154kg, Hill Descent Assist and the widest load platform in its class.
Nick Axtell, Specialist Sales Manager for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “Back in the UK, the ability of our Van Centres to convert vehicles through recognised partners remains one of our unique selling points.
“It doesn’t matter whether that’s fitting racking for a plumber, refrigerators for a supermarket chain or something altogether more extreme like the AT35.”