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Land Cruiser offers more branded finesse with the second batch of the Namib edition

Land Cruiser offers more branded finesse with the second batch of the Namib edition

Toyota announced it will produce another 120 units of its Land Cruiser Namib edition after the pilot-run of 60 units sold out within a few months after it was launched. 60 single cab and 60 double cab units will be produced in the rerun.

Toyota South Africa stated that the Land Cruiser Namib edition consists of a carefully tailored package, making this unique vehicle stand out from the usual single cab and double cab Land Cruiser 79 bakkie.

The first Namib edition Land Cruiser bakkie was released in the third quarter of last year, and by January this year, the last one found a new proud owner.

The Namib package comprises a more prominent front grille, Namib badges on the fenders and tailgate, a heavy-duty steel front bumper with nudge bar and headlight protectors, large LED spotlights, a tubular rear step with integrated towbar and protective coating in the loadbin.

In the cabin, the Namib has a glovebox with an integrated cooling duct, branded canvas seat covers and a console in the roof with LED lighting and storage binnacles.

The suspension has also been upgraded to a offroad specification and the 16-inch rims are fitted with 265/75/R16 Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres.

The Namib comes in either Ivory White or Sand Beige.

The powerplant is the standard Land Cruiser V8 turbodiesel giving 151 kW and 430 Nm from as low as 1200 rpm. Average fuel consumption is 11.3 litre per 100 km.

The Namib edition has all the standard Land Cruiser 79 D-Cab V8 features 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 and ABS braking system.

The indicated South African price for the single cab is R842,200 and R911,500 for the double cab.


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