VW Unveils Oddball Tristar Van/Truck Concept

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Marks the 30th anniversary of the Syncro.

Volkswagenis one of those automakers that used to pride itself on its quirkiness, producingmodels that other manufacturers would never have touched – and often enjoyingphenomenal success thanks to them. Marking the 30th anniversary of one suchmodel, the 1984 Syncro, VW has released a new concept van/truck called theTristar. Riding on a short van wheelbase, the Tristar sports a pickup bed thatsplits in two, with an additional waterproof compartment underneath.

Inside, the flexible cabin offers an espresso machine, a foldout 20-inchtablet, and enough modularity to fit just about any flavor. The Tristar ispowered by a 2.0-liter TDI inline-four, producing 200 horsepower and 332 lb-ftof torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutchtransmission.

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