With GM recently releasing the 2014 Silverado and Sierra, and Ford teasing us with the new Atlas concept, the new truck market is an exciting place to be right now. Not one to be left behind, Toyota is expected to unveil the new 2014 Tundra at the Chicago Auto Show next week. We're certainly excited to see the changes they have in store. The enthusiasts over at Tundra Headquarters have put together a list of definite, expected, possible, and unlikely changes to the 2014 model:
Definite Enhancements (confirmed by Toyota)
- Larger fuel tank
- More "traditional" and "aggressive" styling
- Aerodynamic improvements and a lower ride height
- New dash layout with higher-quality materials
- Direct injection (on at least one of the available engines)
- A hybrid option, although we may not see it for a few years.
- Variable valve lift for improved performance and efficiency
- Electric power steering (more efficient and reliable)
- Lower overall weight, possibly thanks to new composite pickup bed
- New frame design
- Integrated trailer brake controls
- Engine stop-start technology
- A new, smaller, and more efficient V-6 engine
- A diesel engine option for the half-ton line
- A turbocharged V-6 to replace the 4.6L V-8 and compete with the EcoBoost
- More configuration options to promote fleet sales
- Tundra HD. We know it won't debut in 2014, there is a chance in the years to come.
- 6.5-foot bed on crew cab models. Tundra HQ's source says this is unlikely.
We're interested to see what Toyota has under wraps, and will keep you posted when we learn more. For more info on the old and new Tundra, check out tundraheadquarters.com
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