Self Study Program 568 – The Crafter 2017 body and occupant protection

Self Study Program 568 – The Crafter 2017 body and occupant protection PDF. The Crafter 2017 represents a completely new development and has once again been developed within the Commercial Vehicles arm of the Group like its forebear the LT1. One of the most important goals during the development of the new Crafter was reducing the vehicle’s weight while simultaneously meeting the increased demands for vehicle safety, comfort as well as optimising the payload and package dimensions in a better way.  These goals are achieved in the area of the body by a modular body concept with a common front end as well as increased use of gluing technology and fitting of a higher proportion of body panels made from the highest quality materials. With the Crafter 2017, the Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brand is using ultra-high-strength hot-formed body panels for the first time. The completely new development makes it possible to implement a large number of different derivatives in the Crater 2017 with 2 wheelbases, 3 vehicle lengths and 3 roof heights in closed and open bodies.

In addition, the “NC – Customized Solution” business unit which is part of the Group offers numerous bodies and conversions such as box bodies, platforms with and without tarpaulin structure as well as three-way tippers directly ex-works.

The new shape is orientated on the design of the 6th generation Transporter series, and is additionally based on a consistently aerodynamic basic shape that has been implemented across the board for all

This Self-study Programme describes the innovations related to the body and to occupant protection in the Crafter 2017.


  • Introduction
  • Body structure
  • Body repairs
  • Body assembly
  • Aerodynamics
  • Interior equipment
  • Occupant protection
  • Glossary

The Self-study Programme shows the design and function of 
new developments.  The contents are not updated.
For current testing, adjustment and repair instructions, refer to the relevant service

Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 48

Self Study Program 568 – The Crafter 2017 body and occupant protection