We review the Volkswagen TriStar concept from price to economy and all its features

NO more flasks or drive-thru lattes.

This beefy pick-up has got its own COFFEE MACHINE and fridge.

It's also got a 20in tablet table, 3D video conferencing and "turn and slide" soft leather seats for face-to-face business meetings.

Or two-player games of Pac-Man and Asteroids.

The VW TRISTAR concept is a glimpse of future Transporters — but also a nod to the original T1 pick-up from 60 years ago.

Nothing as radical as this will appear on the new T6, to be revealed shortly, but it will do one day.

The TRISTAR has permanent 4WD and is powered by the same smooth 2-litre TDI (204hp) as the current T5. That does 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds, 119mph and 36.2mpg with Start/Stop.

Its adaptive cruise control keeps a set distance from the vehicle in front. So no more tailgating, lads.

Hill descent controls your speed down a steep slope and the rear diff lock should stop you getting stuck off-road. If not, there's a built-in front winch to pull you out.

A huge, watertight storage drawer is hidden under the flat-bed and all three sides drop down for easy loading. A smaller side drawer is perfect for power tools and the roof-mounted rear brake light doubles as a white LED for loading in the dark.

It also looks the part with its chunky tyres, raised ground clearance and Tango orange paint job.

I'm not sure if a builder really needs 3D video conferencing. But it would be good for Skype … as long as you're not talking to Jason Manford. Or Leslie Grantham.

Key Facts

  • Engine: 2-litre TDI (204hp) with permanent 4WD
  • Economy: 36.2mpg
  • 0-62mph: 9.9 seconds
  • Top speed: 119mph Road tax: £285 (C02 205g/km)

WE LIKE: Coffee machine, clever storage. It's the ultimate mobile office/workhorse
WE DISLIKE: Being teased. Just build it

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