Every true van lover knows and loves VW, which is a company that has earned an enviable reputation for selling the best vans in the world. With the introduction of its new VW Tristar Concept, the company has enhanced its reputation even more. The Tristar Concept will be unveiled at the IAA in Hannover. At first glance, the Tristar does not look like a regular van. In fact, the Tristar enters some virgin territory where other car manufacturers have not entered. The VW Tristar Concept was originally envisioned as a Volkswagen Transporter van with a short wheelbase. However, it has since been changed. The rear portion of the roof has been cut off to make way for a pickup bed. This bed has a very badass mount for the spare tire and it also has a trunk that looks very much like the one on the Honda Ridgeline pickup.
VW Tristar Concept: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The front of the Tristar will probably be very tough and durable. The tires will probably be very knobby and the body will probably be made of heavy plastic. This vehicle will be designed to perform well in off-road conditions. Thanks to a proprietary all-wheel drive and special axle as well as raised suspension the Tristar is expected to perform well in difficult terrains.
On the outside, the VW Tristar Concept looks strikingly good. It has dispensed with its original design and though it is not a double cab it is still one nice extended solo cab with plenty of space inside for both driver as well as passenger. It rides on seventeen-inch alloy wheels with massive tires. For a more off-roader appearance, the company plans on using a solid plastic body.
On the inside, the VW Tristar Concept will be very plush. One look at the interiors and you will wonder just how a company can offer so many changes that its competitors are not able to offer. The seats, steering wheel and door pockets all have leather covering. Instead of a bench, the cabin is equipped with two seats. The company also offers a coffee machine and fridge and even the chairs can swivel around to face one another.
VW Tristar Concept: Engine Specs
Under the hood, the VW Tristar Concept will probably be driven by a two-liter 4-cylinder TDI diesel engine that produces 201 ponies and 332 pound feet of torque. This engine is coupled to a 7-speed automatic transmission. The top speed of the Tristar Concept is about 115 miles per hour and it is able to accelerate from a standstill to 62 miles per hour in ten seconds. The two-liter engine certainly offers plenty of power.
The VW Tristar Concept has striking looks and when you get behind the wheel you will feel like you are driving a car and not a pickup truck. It has rugged style and with features like a fridge as well as coffee machine inside the cabin, this pickup truck is certainly going to very different to regular pickups. The Tristar has a tough off-road style on the outside and inside it is very spacious and comfortable. Best of all, it is very easy to drive.
VW Tristar Concept: Release Date and Price
The VW Tristar Concept will probably be presented at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The price of the Tristar will in all probability remain close to what the present model costs, which is about 45 000 dollars.