Toyota South Africa Motors has extended the production run of its Land Cruiser 79 Namib special edition, while also confirming the addition of a single-cab variant.

Just 60 units of the double-cab derivative were built in the original production run in the third quarter of 2019, with all examples sold by January 2020.

Now a further 60 double-cab and 60 single-cab models (the latter added “based on customer requests”) have been commissioned, set to be built over six months. As before, the Namib special edition models feature a bespoke overlanding accessory package complete with aesthetic enhancements.

As we reported earlier in March 2020, the single-cab variant is priced at R842 200, while Toyota has now confirmed the double-cab price has increased from R893 600 to R911 500.

The Namib treatment includes a new grille (with mesh design and prominent “Toyota” lettering), a heavy-duty steel front bumper (with nudge-bar and headlamp protectors), high-intensity LED spotlights (with protective covers), a tubular rear step (with integrated towbar), a protective loadbay skin and Namib badging on the fenders and tailgate.

Inside, you’ll find a glovebox with integrated cooling duct, protective canvas seat covers (with Namib insignia and anti-scuff panel) and a roof-mounted console with LEDs and storage binnacles.

Under the skin, Toyota has added “upgraded” off-road suspension, while 265/75/R16 Cooper Discoverer S/T Maxx tyres (with white lettering) are also part of the package. As before, the Namib edition is available in a choice of just two colours: Ivory White and Sand Beige.

Power comes from the firm's familiar 4,5-litre turbodiesel V8 engine, which sends its 151 kW and 430 N.m to all four corners via a five-speed manual gearbox with a low-range transfer case. A three-year/100 000 km warranty is included, although the service plan is optional.