VW Unveils Oddball Tristar Van/Truck Concept

Marks the 30th anniversary of the Syncro.

Volkswagen is one of those automakers that used to pride itself on its quirkiness, producing models that other manufacturers would never have touched – and often enjoying phenomenal success thanks to them. Marking the 30th anniversary of one such model, the 1984 Syncro, VW has released a new concept van/truck called the Tristar. Riding on a short van wheelbase, the Tristar sports a pickup bed that splits in two, with an additional waterproof compartment underneath.

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

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