Volkswagen has taken the wraps off the Tristar concept this week at the Hanover Motor Show, a vehicle which serves as a preview for the sixth generation Transporter set to come out most likely in 2015. The concept also celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first Syncro concept and is based on the current Transporter but with an extended cab pickup body style and a more rugged appearance. It benefits from plastic body cladding and comes with a +30mm increased ride height, 17-inch rims and off-road tires. There’s also a winch, LED headlights and a sportier front fascia.
Motivation is provided by a four-cylinder TDI 2.0-liter engine outputting 201 bhp (150 kW) and a peak torque of 450 Nm (331 lb-ft). Power is sent to a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system with help from a 7-speed DSG transmission which grants the concept with a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in ten seconds en route to a top speed of 115 mph (185 km/h).
Inside the cabin it boasts a 20-inch tablet as well as premium leather upholstery on the seats. Rounding off the list of goodies are the espresso machine and metallic trim.