The Toyota Land Cruiser Namib is back by popular demand

23 March 2020 - 08:30 By Motoring Reporter
The Toyota Land Cruiser Namib.
The Toyota Land Cruiser Namib.
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In quarter three of 2019, Toyota launched its Land Cruiser Namib to the South African market. Fitted with an overlanding accessory package and a host of cosmetic enhancements, this special edition sold like cold beer on a scorching hot day — all 60 of the allotted units had found homes by the end of January 2020.

Due to this model's runaway sales success, Toyota South Africa has commissioned a re-run of the Land Cruiser Namib and added a single-cab derivative based on customer requests. Both models will share a number of features to help distinguish them from their “lesser” Land Cruiser 79 brethren.

When it comes to the exterior, some of these include a heavy-duty steel front bumper with integrated nudge-bar and headlight protectors, high-intensity LED spotlights and a protective loadbin skin. The front grille features a robust mesh design and prominent Toyota lettering. Owners can choose from two body colours: Ivory White or Sand Beige.

The Namib comes fitted with a host of extras.
The Namib comes fitted with a host of extras.
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Inside you'll find a cooled glovebox, canvas seat covers with “Namib” insignia and a roof-mounted console with LED lighting and storage binnacles. Like in the standard Land Cruiser 79 D-Cab V8, the Namib also gets a touchscreen audio system with built-in Navigation, Bluetooth, front power socket, power windows, tilt and telescopic steering column, remote central locking and antitheft system. The safety systems include driver and passenger airbags, alongside an anti-lock braking system (ABS).

Powered by a 151kW/430Nm 4.5-litre V8 turbodiesel engine, the Namib rides on an upgraded off-road suspension system and boasts 265/75/R16 Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres inscribed with white sidewall lettering.

Customers can choose between Ivory White (pictured) and Sand Beige.
Customers can choose between Ivory White (pictured) and Sand Beige.
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This new 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. Pricing is as follows:

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

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

A three-year/100,000km warranty is provided and customers can purchase optional service plans according to their needs.


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