Back by popular demand! Toyota Land Cruiser Namib edition gets second production run

During Q3 of 2019, Toyota South Africa introduced a special edition of its popular Land Cruiser bakkie, called the Namib.

This new edition proved to be extremely popular and by January 2020, all 60 units were sold out.

But, says Toyota, the positive response by the market spurred Toyota on to commission a re-run of the Land Cruiser Namib.

Furthermore, based on customer requests, the Namib package will filter through to a single-cab model, too.

The single- and double-cab Land Cruiser Namib editions will share a common package, distinguishing them from their ‘standard’ Land Cruiser pick-up.

Pricing

Land Cruiser 79 4.5D V8 S/C Namib - R 842 200

Land Cruiser 79 4.5D V8 D/C Namib - R 911 500

The production run is planned at 60 single-cab and 60 double-cab models (120 combined), over a six month period, with arrival of the first units at dealerships being imminent.

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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up. Image: MotorPress

Engine and specification

Powering the Namib is Toyota’s 4.5-litre turbodiesel V8 engine. This engine is delivers 151kW and 430Nm of torque, of which the latter is available between 1200 and 3200rpm. Quite a broad bandwidth. 

Toyota claims a fuel return of 11.3-litres/100km.

FIRST DRIVE: The rugged Toyota Land Cruiser Namib Edition is made for any terrain

The Namib edition retains all of the standard Land Cruiser 79 D-Cab V8 specification, which include a touchscreen audio system with built-in Navigation, Bluetooth, front power socket, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering column, remote central locking and anti-theft system. The safety systems include driver and passenger airbags alongside an anti-lock braking system (ABS).

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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up. Image: MotorPress

The Namib package

Exterior:

• Front grille with robust mesh design and prominent Toyota lettering

• Stylised Namib badging on fenders and tailgate

• Heavy-duty steel front bumper with integrated nudge-bar and headlight protectors

• Large, high-intensity LED spotlights with protective covers

• Tubular rear step with integrated towbar

• Protective loadbin skin

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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up. Image: MotorPress

Interior:

• Glovebox with integrated cooling duct

• Protective canvas seat covers with Namib insignia and anti-scuff panel

• Roof-mounted console with LED lighting and storage binnacles

Technical:

• Upgraded off-road suspension

• 265/75/R16 Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx versions with white lettering

Exterior Colours:

The Namib edition is available in two colours; Ivory White and Sand Beige.

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2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Pick-up. Image: MotorPress

Compiled by: Charlen Raymond

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