The Volkswagen Tristar concept that world premiered at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover recently has been presented at the VW Group Night in Paris. Designed to mark the 30th anniversary of the first Syncro concept, the Tristar is an extended cab pickup based on the Transporter. Designed as an off-road vehicle, the concept is equipped with an aggressive exterior that is accentuated with plastic body cladding, a 30mm increased ride height and 17-inch alloy wheels shod with off-road tires. The concept is also endowed with a sportier front fascia featuring a revised grille, LED headlamps and a winch. The cabin is appointed with sharp wrap around lines and the monolithic dashboard reminds of the earlier models of the VW Transporter. It includes premium leather seats and metallic accents. The concept leaves its driver with a 20-inch tablet and state-of-the-art video conferencing and sound systems .The driver and passenger seats are turnable and slidable, with the Tristar even featuring an espresso machine. The concept is powered by a 2.0-liter TDI engine that produces 201 bhp and 450 Nm of torque a t 1,400 rpm, paired to a seven-speed DSG transmission and a 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. The car can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10 seconds and achieve a top speed of 115miles per hour. The Volkswagen Tristar concept is a mobile command centre with off-road capabilities. Look past the rugged exterior, and you can easily see the next generation Transporter(T6) that will launch in 2015. Unveiled in the presence of German rock band “The Scorpions”, the Tristar is compared by VW with a Swiss Army knife, as the concept vehicle combines extreme off-road capabilities with flexible transport and storage capacities, making the Tristar equally suitable as a mobile workshop, a mobile high-tech office or a surf mobile. The load can be distributed on two separate levels: on the flatbed and in a spacious, dust-proof and watertight drawer under the flatbed section, where a deep-tread spare tire is also housed. At 4,788 mm (188.5in) long, 2,320 mm (91.3in) wide and 2,066 mm (81.3in) tall, the Tristar is a pickup truck with an extended cab, styling bar and short wheelbase, fitted with a permanent 4Motion four-wheel drive system with mechanical rear axle differential lock and 30 mm (1.18in) additional ground clearance. The new T6, which will heavily resemble this concept, is rumoured to have its global debut at next year’s Geneva Motor Show.