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2014 Toyota Tundra [w/video]

2014 Toyota Tundra was presented at 2013 Chicago Auto Show. It is the most significant restyling from its debut as a 2007 model. The changes that the 2014 Tundra model brings are mostly cosmetic, the mechanical basis remaining unchanged.

2014 Toyota Tundra

2014 Toyota Tundra being presented at 2013 Chicago Motor Show

2014 Toyota Tundra is the momentum that Toyota needs after the recent lackluster performance on the American pickup market. But analyzing the restyled truck, excepting the exterior amendments, the rest of the changes brought to this model are far more evolutionary than revolutionary. We aren’t very confident that this facelift will give the 2014 Tundra enough of a push to catch up with the new models from GM and Ram, or the Ford F-150 segment-leader.

2014 Toyota Tundra Wallpaper [photo gallery]

2014 Toyota Tundra – Price & Engine & Design

The most obvious modification to the 2014 Tundra is the oversized front fascia. It features a chrome grille and chrome trim. The full-size pickup has 18-inch steel wheels (SR, SR5) or 20-inch alloy wheels (Limited, Platinum, 1794 Edition).

2014 Toyota Tundra is available in five versions, SR, SR5, Limited, and the premium Platinum and 1794 Edition. The latest version will be direct opposite to the Ford F-150 King Ranch. The 1794 Edition has brown leather trim, GPS navigation system, a Blind Spot Monitor system, a backup camera and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

2014 Toyota Tundra interior presents a different thematic design than the old 2007 model. We have now a new redesigned dashboard and new seats. These changes are completed by the 3.5″ multifunction display, metal ornaments and some extra equipment such as the JBL audio system with 12 speakers.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra engines are already known: a V6 and two V8.

The base engine is the 4.0-liter DOHC V6 developing 270 horsepower (5600 RPM) with 278 pound-feet of torque (376 Nm) at 4400 rpm.

The 4.6-liter DOHC i-Force V8 engine develops 310 horsepower (5600 RPM) and 327 pound-feet of torque (443 Nm) at 5600 rpm.

The last V8 engine available in the offer is a 5.7-liter DOHC i-Force that develops 381 horsepower (5600 RPM) and 401 pound-feet of torque (543 Nm) at 3400 rpm.

Toyota Tundra 2014 Platinum Chicago Auto Show 2013

The V6 engine is mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission with uphill/downhill shift logic, while the V8 engines are accompanied by a 6-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission.

Sales will begin in September (2013). 2014 Toyota Tundra price and gas mileage haven’t been announced.  We will update the article when more information becomes available.

“Toyota prides itself on listening to its customers and the development of the 2014 American-born Tundra is a perfect example,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager, Toyota Division. “Tundra’s new exterior design and all-new interior were inspired by customer feedback requesting a more chiseled exterior and refined interior with improved driver ergonomics, and easy-to-use technology, giving customers more of what they want instead, in addition to what they need.”

2014 Toyota Tundra Video

2014 Toyota Tundra via Toyota

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