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Volkswagen unveils new TRISTAR pick-up concept at IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover

Press Release   •   Sep 23, 2014 09:19 BST

·  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


Hanover, 22 September 2014 – Multifunctional like a Swiss Army knife.


Adaptable, reliable and an all-rounder: on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the first syncro concept vehicle, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents the TRISTAR; an unprecedented combination of all the great features of the current T model series. Its extreme off-road capability and flexible storage solutions make the TRISTAR the perfect mode of transport, whatever your need.

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.

Cargo 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 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

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

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

Gearbox:  7-speed DSG

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

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

Product Communications

Contact: Markus Arand

Phone: 05 11 / 7 98-2988

Fax: 05 11 / 7 98-5358

Email: markus.arand@volkswagen.de

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Volkswagen Group UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Europe’s largest carmaker and one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers.  From its UK headquarters in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, it controls the sourcing, marketing and distribution of all vehicles and parts in the UK for Volkswagen Group vehicles, including Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA cars. 

Volkswagen UK is one of the country’s largest importers, accounting for almost one in ten of every car sold. The company sells a wide range of vehicles which range from compact city cars through the best-selling and renowned Golf, Polo and Beetle models, to luxury saloons and 4x4s. 

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