The manufacturer said it has customised the Amarok Canyon for practitioners of “freestyle kayaking”.

Shown at the Geneva Motor Show, the Canyon is wider and taller than the production Amarok and is exotically coloured in “Baladi Orange”.

A body-lift kit has raised the vehicle by 40mm and with tyres included the concept is 85mm taller than the production pick-up.

The Canyon also sports roof-mounted auxiliary headlights, smoked rear lights and “colour-contrasting” underbody protection.

A pair of electrically deployed tread plates, which retract when the vehicle is in motion, make it easier for occupants to get in and out.

The Canyon’s wheel housings have been widened by 35mm on each side to accommodate the size 275/65R AT tyres mounted on Durban type wheels.

An oppulantly-specced  interior includes two-tone leather seats.

The concept, which comes with switchable 4Motion all-wheel drive, is powered by a 2.0 TDI bi-turbo engine with 180hp and maximum torque of 400Nm between 1500 and 2250rpm.