VOLKSWAGEN is out to cut it among competitors, with their equivalent of the famous Swiss Army knife – the TRISTAR, at the Hanover show.
Embodying features of the current T model series, it brings extreme off-road capability and flexible storage solutions to users.
Basically a beefy pick-up with extended cab, styling bar and short wheelbase. The TRISTAR also has permanent four-wheel drive, with mechanical rear axle differential lock and 30mm additional ground clearance.
As befitting its name, the designers have produced a new – yet familiar design language.
These include the sharp wrap-around lines, LED headlights, plus the wide and purposeful stance.
Cargo can be placed on two separate levels: there is a spacious, dust-proof and watertight drawer under the flatbed section. This is also home to a deep-tread spare tire.
The interior features a 20-inch tablet table, state-of-the-art video conferencing and sound system, with driver and passenger seats which can turn and slide. There’s even an espresso machine installed!
The monolithic dashboard is reminiscent of earlier Transporter models offering clear and sharp lines.
Its extreme off-road capability is combined with flexible transport and storage solutions, that turn the TRISTAR into 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.
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 30th 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 therefore redefining the benchmark of the class with each and every new model.”
Let’s hope the TRISTAR concept has wings and flies.