2014 Toyota Tundra in Chicago review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 9 February 2013 , 11:02:46 byEmil

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Toyota Tundra in Chicago

At the 2013 edition of the Chicago Auto Show, Japanese carmaker Toyota has revealed a new model, the 2014 Toyota Tundra, a full-size-pickup truck. Actually, the Tundra has been a quality leader in terms of reliability and dependability. To prove it note that in the last 12 years it had won a lot of awards. This new model, the 2014 variant will be redesigned both on the inside and out. It represents the first major change since the launch of the current generation for the 2007 model year.

It will have a grade strategy consisting of the hard-working SR, volume-leading SR5, the Limited and also two premium grades: Platinum and the all-new 1794 Edition. This last one is actually a tribute to the ranch, founded in 1794, on which the Tundra plant is located in San Antonio. The Japanese offer the model in three cab styles: two-door Regular Cab, 4-door double Cab and 4-door CrewMax, and all are now available in 4x2 and 4x4.

The design team has tried to create a bold and powerful exterior and represent the performance capability of the Tundra. In terms of front design, the model integrates a hood and grille for a chiseled and modern industrial image. The front lower bumpers have a 3-piece design and so it allows for grade differentiation and less expensive replacement parts. The fenders and all wheels have been squared-off for a wide and sturdy stance. The integrated spoiler in the deck helps with fuel consumption and the tail lamps express a tool-like quality to match the appearance of the body.

The 2014 Toyota Tundra has now improved steering feel and straight line stability due to steering system improvements. It receives power from a 4.0-liter Dual Overhead Cam V6 engine capable of generating 270 horsepower and 278 lb. ft. of torque. This engine option is for the Tundra Regular and Double Cab models.