VW Tristar Concept debuts at 2014 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 23, 2014

For the 2014 IAA Commercial Show in Hanover, Volkswagen prepared the Tristar Concept, a new vehicle that celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first Syncro concept car. According to the German manufacturer, the Tristar Concept was designed to be the perfect pickup that can help you transport everything you need to or why not, go surfing.

When it comes to design, the Tristar Concept follows the same philosophy seen on the other VW concepts such as a stylish front grille dominated by the well-known logo, LED headlights as well as LED taillights.

As you can see from the photos, the off-road capabilities are highlighted by the black design elements, the new suspension that increases the height by 30 mm and 17-inch Rocadura alumionum wheels wrapped in off-road tires.

Inside, we find seats wrapped in leather that can be moved and rotated, a 20-inch tablet as well as a stylish dashboard. Under the hood, there is a 2.0-liter TDI engine that produces 201 hp (150 kW) and 450 Nm of torque.

Power is delivered to the road via an all-wheel-drive system and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes 10 seconds, with a top speed limited at 185 km/h or 115 mph.

Press Release

World premiere of Volkswagen TRISTAR at the IAA

- Concept car combines features of the current T model series, providing an outlook on future generations
- 20-inch display, video conferencing system and espresso machine

Hannover, 22 September 2014 – Multifunctional like a Swiss Army knife. Variable, reliable and an all-rounder: on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the first Syncro concept car, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents the TRISTAR, an unprecedented combination of all the good features of the current T model series. Its extreme off-road capability combined with flexible transport and storage capacities make the TRISTAR the perfect service, transport or surf mobile, at your choice.

Transporter of the future. On the occasion of this year's IAA, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents a concept vehicle with the legendary name of TRISTAR. The beefy pick-up with extended cab, styling bar and short wheelbase has a permanent four-wheel drive with mechanical rear axle differential lock and 30 mm additional ground clearance. Fitting its name, the designers have developed a high-precision, new and yet familiar design language: the sharp, wrap-around lines, LED headlights and a changed architecture of the whole front give the concept car a powerful and wide appearance. The monolithic dashboard is reminiscent in its shape and simple functionality of the earlier models of the VW Transporter. The load can be distributed on two separate levels: there is a spacious, dust-proof and watertight drawer under the flatbed section, where a deep-tread spare tire is also housed. The interior has a 20-inch tablet table and state-of-the-art video conferencing and sound systems alongside the turnable and slidable driver and passenger seats, turning the TRISTAR into the perfect place for meetings. We even thought of having an espresso machine installed.

All-rounder for specialists. Its extreme off-road capability in combination with flexible transport and storage capacities make the TRISTAR into a mobile workshop, a mobile high-tech office or into a perfect surf mobile. Safe, high-quality and flexible, the new Volkswagen TRISTAR is a versatile tool for every user. Whether an architect, a film crew, service expert, landscape gardener or an expedition participant.

Benchmark of its class. Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, speaking at the world premiere: "The TRISTAR shows an unprecedented combination of all the good features of the T model series. It demonstrates its potential and proves it is still the ultimate benchmark. Hence the TRISTAR combines yesterday and tomorrow: On the occasion of the anniversary of the first Syncro concept car, its strikingly shows the company's all-wheel drive expertise and demonstrates its future viability." He continues: "We take the needs of our customers seriously and are continuing to develop our best-seller with great purpose. We are thus redefining the benchmark of the class with each and every new model."

Facts overview

Name:
Volkswagen TRISTAR

Character:
Transporter of the future as all-rounder for specialists.
The best for your business – whatever it may be.

Dimensions:
Length 4.788 mm; width 2.320 mm; height 2,066 mm;
(30 mm additional ground clearance)

Drivetrain:
Permanent 4Motion all-wheel drive, mechanical rear axle differential lock
Alloywheels "Rocadura" 245/70 R17

Engines / power / gearbox:
2,0 l TDI 150 kW, 450 Nm
150 kW at 4000 1/min
450 Nm at 1400 1/min
7-speed DSG

Vmax 185 km/h
0 – 80 km/ h in 6,7 s
0 – 100 km/ h in 10,0 s

Topics: vw, concept, pickup truck

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