Volkswagen is to launch its special edition Amarok Canyon in the UK on 1 April.

Priced from £28,990, just 350 of the flagship models will be available to customers.

The Canyon is distinguished from the rest of the Amarok line-up by features such as its optional high-shine styling bar and colour-keyed under-ride guard.

Based on the Trendline trim the Canyon adds hi tech features as well as rugged styling. VW claimed it carries over £8,500 worth of extra equipment including: satellite navigation with a six-inch colour touchscreen, Bluetooth, unique styling bars, 19-inch Cantera alloy wheels and heated leather seats.  

It also gets front and rear parking sensors, privacy glass, a protective coating for the load area, a matt black roll cover, interior floor mats and high-gloss black side styling bars and rear bumper. 

The cabin is adorned with two-tone leather upholstery, including a leather-covered steering wheel and gear knob with orange stitching. When ordered in copper orange the air vent surrounds are matched to the vehicle’s exterior colour, while on the deep black and reflex silver models the air vent surrounds feature matt chrome.

The roof light bar can be added for £945, excluding VAT.

The Canyon comes with Volkswagen’s top of the range 2.0-litre BiTDI 180hp engine, offering up to 420 Nm of torque and a maximum towing capacity of up to 3,200 kg. 

Customers wanting the Canyon with the six-speed manual ‘box with selectable 4Motion will have to be quick off the mark – VW has made just 50 available – the remaining 300 get eight-speed auto with permanent 4MOTION.

Retail prices start from £28,990 (excluding VAT) for the manual transmission and rise to £30,720 (excluding VAT) for the automatic transmission.