Likely unbeknownst to most of us here in the US, Volkswagen has an entire range of trucks and vans sold overseas. The International Commercial Vehicle Show in Germany just saw the unveiling of VW’s latest submission in the utility vehicle category: the Volkswagen Tristar pickup concept.
Powered by a 2.0 liter turbo-diesel, making 200 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, the Volkswagen Tristar pickup concept is fitted with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The motor spins all four wheels, and a modest 0 to 60 time of a sliver less than 10 seconds is claimed.
Hey, you can push your junk around in a wheelbarrow, if you’d rather.
Two features on the Volkswagen Tristar pickup concept that we don’t foresee making it to production are an onboard espresso machine, and a 20 inch fold-out tablet computer. But, it does have a watertight compartment in the bed, which fits just under the exposed bed portion, so you can have your cake and keep it dry, too.
The Volkswagen Tristar pickup is based on the T-series vans, also sold in places not-the-US by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. But with the recent resurgence in popularity of commercial vehicles here at home, the prospect of luring the Volkswagen Tristar pickup to American shores isn’t outside the realm of possibility.