A hard rock­ing Amarok

This even bolder ver­sion of VW’S ute could be en route

The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - BIG WHEELS - JAMES STAN­FORD

is in­ter­ested in the unique ute but is not yet sure whether the ve­hi­cle will be made avail­able for our mar­ket.

The Canyon show car is decked out with four spot­lights mounted be­hind the cab. There is also a sports bar that runs along the sides of the cargo area and loops up over the back of the cab. Unique 17-inch al­loy wheels with chunky all-ter­rain tyres are in­cluded, al­though cus­tomers can opt for 18-inch­ers with tar­mac tyres.

It also has black wheel-arch flares, rear bumper and strip­ing, body-colour sump guard, dark­ened tail-light clus­ters and Canyon badg­ing. There is an op­tional hard ton­neau cover. The show car is painted Cop­per Orange, a colour ex­clu­sive to the Canyon.

There also are some changes on the inside, with the nor­mally Spar­tan cabin gain­ing a dash of colour.

The Canyon gets a two-tone treat­ment with leather seats cov­ered in light grey faces with dark grey sur­rounds, which fea­ture stitch­ing of the same colour as the ex­te­rior. Light grey is also used for the mid­dle sec­tion of the door lin­ing.

An alu­minium-look panel on the mid­dle of the dash, around the cen­tre in­for­ma­tion screen, has been added for the Canyon, as have body-coloured rings around the cir­cu­lar cli­mate con­trol vents. De­spite the ex­te­rior de­sign sug­gest­ing the Canyon is more ca­pa­ble of­froad than the reg­u­lar Amarok (which is no slouch off the beaten track), there are no me­chan­i­cal dif­fer­ences.

Looks the goods: VW’s Amarok gets a rugged makeover in the Canyon

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