What is it?
An upgraded, meatier and meaner-looking version of Volkswagen's Amarok pick-up truck. Traditionally, the Amarok has been a product we've liked, faring well against competition like the Ford Ranger, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi L200.
The Canyon special edition is limited to a run of just 350 vehicles in the UK, so it'll be a rare sight. Those who do opt for it will get extras including a six-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation, special 19-inch alloy wheels, heated leather seats, front and rear parking sensors and unique styling bars. Altogether, says VW, the package is worth over £8,500.
Those extras go some way – but not all – towards explaining this VW's relatively high price tag. It costs a substantial £37,841, including VAT, if you opt for the eight-speed automatic transmission. There's also a six-speed manual available, which costs from £34,788.
Our test car came with a 2.0-litre BiTDI engine, which puts out 178bhp at 4000rpm and 310lb ft at 1750rpm.