The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon concept configured for extreme kayakers has been unveiled in Geneva
6 March 2012

The Volkswagen Amarok Canyon concept vehicle, configured specifically for competitors in the extreme sport of freestyle kayaking has been unveiled at the Geneva motor show.

All additional accessories custom-made for the concept have been designed to meet the requirements of the competitive marine sport.

Dr Wolfgang Schreiber, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles chief said: “We are using this extreme concept to illustrate one of the many diverse uses of the Amarok. By tuning its design to an extreme sport, we are bringing the original DNA of the Amarok into focus”.

The Amarok Canyon concept is taller and wider than the standard car. Its suspension has been raised by 40mm using a body lift kit. With the larger-than-standard tyres, the Amarok Canyon sits 85mm higher than the production model.

The concept’s paintwork has a shimmering three layer effect. It has additional lights mounted on the roof and has smoked rear lights and underbody protection in a contrasting colour.

Two electrically deployed tread plates make it easy for all occupants to step into and out of the vehicle, despite the raised ride height.

Our Verdict

Volkswagen Amarok

Can this double cab pick-up compete with established competitors in its class?

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Citroën C3 Aircross
    First Drive
    17 October 2017
    It's got funky looks and a charming interior, but it's another small SUV, and another dynamic miss. Numb steering is just one thing keeping it from class best
  • Skoda-Karoq 2.0 TDI 4x4
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Diesel version of Skoda’s junior SUV is unobtrusive and undemanding, but we’d still go for the silkier petrol version of the Karoq
  • Audi Q7 e-tron
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Expensive and flawed but this understated diesel-electric Audi Q7 has a lot to offer
  • Citroën C3
    First Drive
    16 October 2017
    Is the third gen Citroën C3 ‘fresh and different’ enough to take on its supermini rivals? We spend six months with one to find out
  • BMW X3
    First Drive
    15 October 2017
    A satisfying rework of the X3 that usefully improves its handling, cabin finish, space and connectivity to make this BMW a class front-runner again