Volkswagen announces Special Edition Amarok Canyon in the UK

Volkswagen Special Edition Amarok Canyon will sit on 19” Cantera alloy wheels with a host of internal updates to include 6” color touchscreen display, Bluetooth, heated leather seats and front and rear parking sensors besides privacy glass. Interiors will also sport different floor mats while seats are done up in either Nappa or Vienna leather. Steering wheel is leather wrapped with orange stitching.

volkswagen amarok special edition for the UKPowering this special edition Amarok Canyon is a 2.0 liter BiTDI engine offering peak power of 180 HP and 420 Nm peak torque mated to a 6 speed manual with 4 MOTION or 8 speed with automatic transmission with 4MOTION. The model will be limited to just 50 units of manual transmission model and 300 units of automatic transmission. The Special Edition Amarok Canyon, just like it’s regular sibling, will possess a total of 3200 kg towing capacity.

Offered in exterior colors of Copper Orange, Reflex Silver or Deep Black, with Indium Grey foil lettering and Silver under ride guard the Volkswagen Amarok Canyon looks can also be enhanced with optional roof light bar for an additional £945. For more information, scroll through the press release below.

[showhide]

NEW SPECIAL-EDITION VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK CANYON BOASTS RUGGED APPEAL

  • UK special-edition limited to 350 vehicles
  • Featuring over £8,500 worth of additional equipment
  • Prices start from just £28,990 (ex VAT)
  • On sale from 1 April 2014

Volkswagen’s multi award-winning Amarok has always challenged traditional pick-up conventions.  And now the new special-edition Amarok Canyon has powered to the pinnacle of the range to offer new heights of performance, design and equipment.  A limited number of 350 vehicles will be available to UK customers when the Canyon goes on sale on 1 April.

From its specially developed high-shine styling bar to the robust, colour-keyed under-ride guard, the Amarok Canyon exceeds expectations in terms of technology, engineering and style.  Based on the popular Trendline trim but boasting hi tech features as well as distinctive rugged styling, the Amarok Canyon is 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.

The individual style of the Amarok Canyon continues inside where the impressive interior features a combination of Nappa and Vienna leather upholstery in two-tone Moonrock (light grey) and Anthracite (dark grey).  A leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob with sporty orange stitching adds to the Canyon’s unique appeal.  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.

Those wishing to enhance further the look of this special-edition Amarok can add the optional roof light bar for only £945 (ex. VAT).

The Amarok Canyon’s muscular appearance is matched by the power that drives it.  The Canyon comes with Volkswagen’s top of the range 2.0-litre BiTDI 180 PS engine, offering up to 420 Nm of torque and a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,200 kg.

Customers can choose between a six-speed manual with selectable 4MOTION® (50 vehicles available) or an eight-speed auto with permanent 4MOTION® (300 vehicles available).

The automatic version boasts BlueMotion Technology modifications, which include low rolling-resistance tyres, and Start/Stop and regenerative braking systems to provide greater economy and lower emissions.

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.  The Amarok Canyon will go on sale on 1 April.

For full details of the Amarok Canyon, or to find your nearest Volkswagen Van Centre, please visit www.volkswagen-vans.co.uk, or call0800 717131.  For the latest updates follow Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles on Twitter @Volkswagen_CV or Facebook: facebook.com/VolkswagenCommercialVehiclesUK.

Amarok Canyon, technical specification

  Manual Automatic
Engine 2.0 BiTDI
(bi-turbo with intercooler)
2.0 BiTDI
BlueMotion Technology
(bi-turbo with intercooler)
Power (PS/rpm) 180 PS at 4,000 rpm
Torque (Nm/rpm) 400 at 1,500-2,000 420 at 1,750
Number of gears 6 8
Top speed (mph) 111 108
0-62mph (seconds) 11.0 11.3
CO2 emissions (g/km) 216 215
Gross vehicle weight (kg) 3170
Unladen weight (kg) 2,085 2,070
Payload (kg) 1,085 1,100
Axle load limit front/rear (kg) 1,385/1,860 1,415/1,860
Towing limit (braked, kg) 3,000/750 3,200/750
Gross train weight (kg) 5,550 5,950
Fuel economy (mpg):
Urban 29.1 31.0
Extra-urban 38.7 37.2
Combined 34.4 34.4

(ends)

ENDS

[/showhide]