Key Differences: 2019 Volkswagen Amarok Canyon

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The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon is now on sale in South Africa. Here are the key differences between the Amarok Canyon and the standard Amarok.

The special edition Volkswagen Amarok Canyon has gone on sale. Powered by the same 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6 motor packing 165 kW and 550 Nm, it's capable of brisk performance with Volkswagen claiming 8.0 seconds to 100 kph. It also features overboost functionality, with 180 kW and 580 Nm on tap for just 10 seconds. Here are the key differences between the standard Amarok V6 and the Amarok Canyon V6.

The Colour

The most obvious difference is the Honey Orange metallic exterior paint, which is exclusive to the Amarok Canyon. 

The Design Details

The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon boasts matte black door handles, a black radiator grille, chrome-plated body-coloured exterior mirrs, black wheel arches, Canyon decals and unique 17-inch Aragua alloy wheels.

The Cabin Trim

Inside, the Volkswagen Amarok Canyon receives partial leather seats with Honey Orange coloured stitching, seatbelts with orange seams, a steering wheel wrapped in black with orange detailing and a black roof lining. There are also embroidered floor mats.

Standard specification is largely carried over from the standard Amarok V6 and includes things like Bi-Xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, parking distance control (front and rear) with rear view camera, featuring rear and front parking sensors and a reverse camera, Radio Composition Media and App-Connect with voice control. Satellite navigation, an uprated audio system, heated seats are available as optional extras.


We're big fans of the Volkswagen Amarok with its potent V6 engine. Not only does it deliver stellar performance, but the way it drives is impressive for a body-on-frame double-cab bakkie. Interior fittings are of a good quality and standard specification at this price point is good. We also had the chance to drive the Amarok Canyon in some soft sand for these photos and the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system barely broke a sweat. The Volkswagen Amarok V6 is a finalist in the #CarsAwards - powered by WesBank.

Volkswagen Amarok Canyon Price in South Africa (December 2019)

Amarok Canyon 3.0 TDI V6 165kW 4Motion Auto          R799 000 

The Amarok Canyon comes standard with a 3 year/ 100 000km manufacturer warranty, 5 year/ 90 000km Genuine Automotion Service Plan and a 6-year anti-corrosion warranty. The service interval is 15 000km.

Further Reading

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