A hard rocking Amarok
This even bolder version of VW’S ute could be en route
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