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

VAG SSP 568. The Volkswagen Crafter 2017 is a completely new development within the Commercial Vehicles arm of the Group, with a modular body concept and increased use of gluing technology to reduce weight and improve safety and comfort. The vehicle features ultra-high-strength hot-formed body panels for the first time, allowing for a large number of different derivatives with 2 wheelbases, 3 vehicle lengths, and 3 roof heights in closed and open bodies.

The Crafter 2017’s design is based on the aerodynamic shape of the 6th generation Transporter series, with consistent styling across all derivatives. The NC – Customized Solution business unit offers numerous bodies and conversions directly ex-works, including box bodies, platforms with and without tarpaulin structure, and three-way tippers.

In this Self-Study Programme, the innovations related to the body and occupant protection in the Crafter 2017 are described in detail. The use of the highest quality materials and advanced technology ensure optimal payload and package dimensions while meeting increased demands for safety and comfort. The Crafter 2017 is a reliable and versatile vehicle that offers a range of options for commercial use.


  • 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