Volkswagen has revealed the newest addition to its refreshed 2017 Amarok line-up, with the beefed-up Canyon unveiled as part of the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover, Germany.
Designed to slot into the range as a competitor to the dressed-up Ford Ranger Wildtrack and Holden Colorado Z71, the Amarok Canyon builds into the Amarok Comfortline a more adventure-ready style.
Canyon features include chunky 17-inch alloy wheels with a two-tone matte-grey and machined finish, a matte-black sports bar, matte-black wheel arch trims and side rails, and a rear roof rack holding up a quartet of of driving lights.
Darkened tail lights, an impact-resistant bedliner, and a set of Canyon decals complete the package.
On the inside, the Amarok features unique trim with orange and black cloth, black leather bolsters, and contrasting orange stitching on the seats, steering wheel, and gearshift boot.
Under the bonnet is a choice of either the previously announced 165kW/550Nm turbo diesel V6, or a slightly detuned version, registering 150kW; it's designed as a stepping stone between the current 132kW/420Nm four-cylinder engine and the new flagship V6.
Available only in a dual-cab pick-up body style, the Amarok Canyon is equipped with Volkswagen’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive system as standard.
The updated Amarok is scheduled to go on sale in Australia before the end of 2016, though it is unclear if the Canyon will join the range from launch or be introduced here later.