Back in 2012, Volkswagen introduced at the Geneva Motor Show the Amarok Canyon Concept. Today, the German manufacturer presented the Amarok Canyon Special Edition in the UK. Set to hit the dealerships on April 1 (not as a joke!), the new Amarok Canyon will be production will be produced in a limited edition of just 350 units, each priced at 28,990 GBP (excluding VAT).
2014 VW Amarok Special Edition is based on the popular Trendline trim and packed with over £8,500 worth of extra equipment including: satellite navigation with a six-inch colour touchscreen,Bluetooth, unique styling bars, 19” Cantera alloy wheels and heated leather seats.
Drivers also benefit from front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass, a protective coating for the load area, a matt black roll cover, interior floor mats and high-gloss black side styling bars and rear bumper. Inside, the special edition features a combination of Nappa and Vienna leather upholstery in two-tone Moonrock (light grey) and Anthracite (dark grey).
Moreover, we find a steering wheel and gear knob wrapped in leather, while the stitching features a sporty orange color. When ordered in Copper Orange the air vent surrounds are matched to the vehicle’s exterior colour, while on the Deep Black and Reflex Silver models the air vent surrounds feature Matt Chrome. A roof light bar is also available as an option for £945 (ex. VAT).
Under the hood, there is a 2.0-liter BiTDI engine that generates 180 PS and 420 Nm of torque, as well as a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,200 kg. The engine is bolted to a six-speed manual transmission with selectable 4MOTION (50 vehicles available) or an optional eight-speed automatic gearbox with permanent 4MOTION (300 vehicle available).
The Amarok Canyon is available in three colours: Copper Orange, Reflex Silver or Deep Black – with Indium Grey foil lettering and Silver under ride guard. Retail prices start from £28,990 (excluding VAT) for the manual transmission and rise to £30,720 (excluding VAT) for the automatic transmission.