Illustration for article titled The Toyota Land Cruiser 79-Series Has Thors Hammer Of Cupholders
Photo: Andrew P Collins
Truck YeahThe trucks are good!

I drove over 1,000 miles around South Africa in a turbodiesel Toyota Land Cruiser pickup truck. I’m looking forward to telling you all about it but because I’m a dork with a weird cupholder obsession, I can not contain my enthusiasm for the truck’s magnificent beverage holster any longer. Look upon it, and revere.

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The vehicle this lives in, for those who aren’t familiar with the mighty 79-Series Namib Edition:

Illustration for article titled The Toyota Land Cruiser 79-Series Has Thors Hammer Of Cupholders
Photo: Andrew P Collins
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We’ll come back to that soon.

(Full Disclosure: Toyota South Africa allowed me to borrow a Land Cruiser 79-Series Namib Edition for a week, paid for airport garage parking and one full tank of diesel fuel.)

Why Toyota’s interior designers felt compelled to dedicate so much heavy plastic to propping up a drink I’m not sure, but I appreciate the fact that this detail is consistent in its robustness with the rest of the truck.

Look at this absolute unit.

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It worked great, by the way, and kept a firm grip on my coffee as I forded rivers and blasted over washboard dirt trails. We’ll get to the rest of the Cruiser’s overland performance in another blog... I just needed somewhere to put my cupholder slideshow so I could link back to it later. And, of course, I had a feeling at least a handful of Jalopnik readers would appreciate this as much as I did.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik | 1975 International Scout, 1984 Nissan 300ZX, 1991 Suzuki GSXR, 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, 2005 Acura TL

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