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Volkswagen Amarok Canyon special edition now on sale

To add a bit of spice to the Volkswagen Amarok range a new Canyon Special Edition has been introduced in Australia. It adds a number of accessories and unique highlights.

Volkswagen Amarok Canyon

The special edition becomes the new flagship model, sitting at the top of the range. Standard features include 17-inch Roca alloy wheels wearing Pirelli Scorpion AT-R tyres, a black sports bar and side bars, tinted taillights, and an impact- and UV-resistant inner tray.

Inside, the Amarok Canyon comes with satellite navigation as standard, a reverse parking camera, and a two-tone Nappa leather trim with orange stitching.

The edition is available in two variant forms; the Canyon TDI400 with a six-speed manual, and the Canyon TDI420 with an eight-speed automatic. Both come with a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder. The manual offers 120kW and 400Nm and the auto offers 132kW and 420Nm.

Just four exterior colours are available for the Canyon, including Candy White, Cooper Orange, Deep Black, and Reflex Silver. Prices are as follows (excluding on-road costs):

2014 Volkswagen Amarok Canyon TDI400 (manual) – $56,990
2014 Volkswagen Amarok Canyon TDI420 (auto) – $59,990

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.