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VW Australia confirms Amarok V6 Canyon and Highline Black

By Tristan Tancredi, 22 Aug 2019 News

Volkswagen Amarok V6 Canyon and Highline Black confirmed news

V6 Canyon and Highline Black added to VW Australia’s Amarok arsenal.

VW Australia has officially added new variants to its local Amarok line-up, with the German marque pulling the sheets off its Canyon and Highline Black variants.

The special-edition Amarok V6 Canyon TDI550 will return to dealerships in September, following a five-year hiatus. Getting the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine found in Core and Highline models and good for 165kW (180kW on overboost) and 550Nm, the model will be offered with the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

Despite no mechanical changes, the Canyon differentiates itself from the pack thanks to 17-inch ‘Aragua’ alloy wheels, tinted rear tail-lights, a black rear bumper, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, Canyon door and tailgate decals, and a raft of interior changes headlined by special Canyon seat trim.

The Canyon is available in four colours: Candy White, Indium Grey Metallic, Deep Black Pearl Effect and Outback Orange. Only 350 units will be available at dealerships from September, where they’ll be available with an RRP of $57,990.

The Canyon is joined by the Amarok V6 Highline Black, which is on sale now and will become a permanent fixture in the line-up.

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In addition to a tweak to the front nose, plenty of blacked-out features have been added to the V6 Highline including 20-inch black ‘Talca’ alloy wheels, high-gloss black styling bar and side bars, a black rear bumper, black badging, gloss black exterior mirrors, gloss black/chrome radiator grill bars, and bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights.

Powered by the 190kW/580Nm (200kW on overboost) 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6, the V6 Highline Black is available now from $64,990.

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