Source: NewsPess/Volkswagen - Press release after the "read more" jump.
WORLD PREMIERE OF VOLKSWAGEN TRISTAR AT THE IAA
- Concept combines features of current T model series but offers a view on future generations of Transporter
- 20-inch tablet display, video conferencing system and espresso machine
Transporter of the future. For 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 permanent four-wheel drive with mechanical rear axle differential lock and 30mm additional ground clearance.
Befitting 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 vehicle a wide and purposeful appearance.
The interior has a 20-inch tablet table and state-of-the-art video conferencing and sound systems driver and passenger seats which turn and slide, converting the TRISTAR into the perfect place for meetings. There’s even an espresso machine installed! The monolithic dashboard is reminiscent of earlier Transporter models offering clear and sharp lines.
All-rounder for specialists. Its extreme off-road capability in combination with flexible transport and storage solutions make the TRISTAR a mobile workshop and high-tech office. Safe, flexible and developed to the highest quality standards, the new Volkswagen TRISTAR is a versatile tool for every user, be it architects, film crews, landscape gardeners or even keen outdoor adventures.
Benchmark of its class. Speaking at the world premiere, Dr. Eckhard Scholz, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: ‘The TRISTAR shows an unprecedented combination of all the good features of the T model series. It demonstrates potential and proves it is still the benchmark. Hence the TRISTAR combines elements of yesterday and tomorrow. On the anniversary of the first syncro concept car, it strikingly highlights the company's all-wheel drive expertise and demonstrates its future viability.
‘We take the needs of our customers seriously and are continuing to develop our best-seller with great purpose. We are ttherefore redefining the benchmark of the class with each and every new model.’
Volkswagen TRISTAR specification
|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|
|Wheels:||245/70 R17 ‘Rocadura’ alloy wheels|
|Engines / power:||2.0 l TDI 204 PS, 450 Nm
204 PS at 4,000 rpm
450 Nm at 1,400 rpm
|Top speed:||115 mph (185 km/h)|
|Performance:||0 – 50 mph (80 km/ h) in 6.7 seconds
0 – 62 mph (100 km/ h) in 10.0 seconds