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Oct 26, 2020

  • Volkswagen Crafter crowned Large Van of the Year at 2021 Parkers New Car Awards
  • The Parkers New Car Awards are selected by an expert panel of judges
  • Volkswagen Crafter commended for comfort, design, and drive
  • Second consecutive year the Crafter has scooped the prestigious award

Milton Keynes, UK – The Volkswagen Crafter has been named Large Van of the Year in the 2021 Parkers New Car Awards for the second year in a row. The awards are judged by a team of expert reviewers, selecting winners for each of the 15 categories.

The Volkswagen Crafter has been praised for its ease of use, manoeuvrability, comfort and design, beating off tough competition from newer rivals and making it the obvious choice as Large Van of the Year.

The Parkers New Car Awards aim to reflect the views of Britain’s car-buying public and recognise the best new vehicles on the market.

A team of expert reviewers has independently and rigorously tested each of the shortlisted vehicles to select the winners. The judges looked at cost-per-month, value, quality, overall excellence and whether it is fit for purpose.

CJ Hubbard, Editor of Parkers Vans and Pickups said: “The Volkswagen Crafter is once again the Parkers Large Van of the Year in the 2021 Parkers New Car Awards – and in truth, this wasn’t a difficult decision. While many rivals have been updated, none of them yet match the Crafter’s outstanding ease of use. Comfortable and car-like to drive, with a brilliantly designed cab, covering long distances is a doddle yet it still offers all the manoeuvrability you need to deal with the tightest urban environments. Plenty of choice and technology seals the deal.”

The multiple award-winning Volkswagen Crafter boasts a supreme blend of utility, versatility, and comfort. With a wide range of innovative driver assistance systems including Park Assist, Crosswind Assist and City Emergency Braking, the Volkswagen Crafter meets the needs of every business customer. 

Kate Thompson, Head of Marketing at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles commented: “We are delighted that the Volkswagen Crafter has yet again scooped Large Van of the Year. The fact that it continues to outrank its newer rivals is testament to its popularity and excellent all-round qualities. As a brand we strive to deliver vans that meet the needs of all our business customers from SMEs to larger fleet customers or single-van operators, giving them the best driving experience in our vans - and the Crafter is no exception.”

Further details on the Volkswagen Crafter are available at


About Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles:
Over 60 years ago, the first Transporter arrived in the UK, creating a blueprint which others would follow: a van which gets the job done efficiently and reliably. Today, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles offers a diverse model range – from the compact Caddy, through the evergreen Transporter and sturdy Crafter panel vans, dropsides and tippers, to the Caravelle passenger carrier, California camper and the Amarok pick-up. The vehicles are as versatile and dependable as Volkswagens have always been, but now they’re more spacious, more comfortable and safer than ever.

Every van also comes backed by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ ‘Working With You’ promise. It’s a commitment to work in partnership with businesses, providing them with the best products and aftersales support, whether they’re buying one or a thousand vans. For more information visit


Press contact

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Press Team
Kate Thompson 07713 265562
Amy Allen 07983 535116
Nicky Divey 07802 248310

Press and Public Relations
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Milton Keynes
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Telephone 01908 601478