Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is showing an extreme version of the Amarok pick-up at the Geneva Motor Show in the shape of the Amarok Canyon concept vehicle.
The car is specially configured for the popular extreme sport of „freestyle kayaking” and serves as a model to show the versatility of the Amarok. Taller and wider that the production car, the Amarok Canyon also sports a more exotic color, the „Baladi Orange” paint. The body is raised by 40 mm, and when the big AT tyres are included, the concept is a full 85 mm taller than the production model.
The freestyle pick-up has auxiliary headlights mounted on its roof, smoked rear lights and color-contrasting underbody protection. To ease access, the two tread plates are deployed electrically. The two carbon fiber kayaks are securely mounted to the cargo floor and all other gear (white-water helmets, flotation devices and rafting shoes) are also stowed securely.
On the inside, the leather seats have two-tone styling: the seating surfaces are in ‘sterling’ colour, while the head restraints and side supports are in ‘adamant’ colour. The Amarok Canyon is powered the the 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine with 180 horsepower and 400 Newton meters. The switchable 4MOTION all-wheel drive system is coupled with a reduction gearbox and differential lock at the rear axle to improve grip in the toughest off-road conditions.