The new model - which borrows its name and some styling cues from the Amarok Canyon concept revealed in 2012 - is available as a dual-cab four-wheel-drive only, and is based on the Highline model, which is priced from $50,990. To justify the extra spend over that model, the Canyon adds gloss black sports and side bars, 17-inch alloy wheels with Pirelli Scorpion AT-R tyres, a tray liner, tinted rear lamps and Canyon decals at the rear and side.
Inside, the Amarok Canyon gains standard satellite navigation, a reverse-view camera, and a two-tone Nappa leather interior with orange stitching.
The model is available in four trim colours, with Copper Orange unique to the range, while white, black and silver are also offered. Only the white paint option misses the metallic paint charge of $490.
The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon is available with the brand's 2.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine, which comes with the choice of a six-speed manual (TDI400) or an eight-speed automatic (TDI420).
Volkswagen Amarok Canyon Special Edition pricing (plus on-road costs):
Amarok Canyon TDI400 six-speed manual: $56,990
Amarok Canyon TDI420 eight-speed auto: $59,990