Volkswagen has a tradition of giving a preview of an exciting future at the year’s first international car show, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. At the 2002 Show, the company showed a multi-segment, multi-talented study - a travelling concept for tomorrow’s world. Its name: Magellan. Named after the Portuguese navigator Magellan, (Portuguese name, Fernao de Magalhaes ), the concept car has the W8 engine, recently unveiled in the USA, with a power output of 202 kW / 275 bhp. It has four-wheel drive and pneumatic suspension with active hydraulic shock absorption. These features make it sound like an SUV, but the Magellan is more than that. This study, just like its namesake, is at home in several worlds.