2014 Toyota Tundra Will Be at Chicago Auto Show
Tim Esterdahl | Jan 15, 2013 | Comments 9
A Toyota source has confirmed that a new 2014 Toyota Tundra will be at the Chicago Auto Show. That’s right, it’s coming, just 4+ weeks away. Can you contain your excitement?!
At the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, a source told Tundraheadquarters.com that the new 2014 Toyota Tundra will be unveiled at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show that runs Feb 9 through 18. This confirmation is consistent with what we have been hearing for quite some time. Don’t fret we will hear the news on the media days of Feb 7 or 8 and we will be there live.
Unfortunately the news of an upcoming model means tight lips for all Toyota spokesman. They will not deny or confirm any “rumors” and are tight lipped when it comes to what new features it will have. We asked about diesel, rear locking differentials and new engine technology. All we got was a lot of “no comment.”
We have high hopes for the Tundra and quite frankly, we hope that Toyota does as well. With new trucks coming from GM, the Dodge Ram winning awards left and right and Ford’s F-150 selling so well, Toyota needs to decide if the Tundra will be a contender or a pretender.
Most critics love to point out how much Toyota has spent and how Toyota has supposedly fallen “short.” While we don’t really know how Toyota really views the truck, this much is true: it is time for Toyota to crank up the cool factor. Our bet says they will.
No news is good news right?
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What one thing that will make me come back is a crewmax with 6 1/2′ bed length. Don’t need anymore power since it is already the best engine and tranny out there, but better fuel economy over 20 hwy. miles per gallon is much needed, hopefully 21 mpg or dare I say 22?
I hear you on the bed size and we will have to see. It does seem though since nearly everyone is offering it, that Toyota should follow suit and not be at a competitive disadvantage.
So it should be around Mardi Gras.
In addition to the above, Toyota should strive to keep the price below the GM, Fiat and Ford. GM may have made some much needed improvements, but it’s will result in a much higher vehicle price. And I bet the higher price will not outpace the increase in MPG. This is the same with Ford and Fiat. So, with the Tundra’s incredible drive train, reliability and lower price, I hope, it will come out as a better value.
The only problem with this stratety is unqualified truck reviewers will not see this and claim “not much was done”. In reality, the Tundra made a very large leap forward when this generation of truck was introduced back in 2007.
In addition to the above, Toyota should strive to keep the price below that of GM, Fiat and Ford.
GM may have made some much needed improvements, but it’s will result in a much higher vehicle price–anyone notice an increase in GM vehicle price AFTER the bailout?
And I bet the higher price will outpace the increase in MPG, thus an increase in ownership cost.
This is the same with Ford and Fiat.
So, with the Tundra’s incredible drive train, reliability, capability and lower price, the Tundra will come out as a better value.
The only problem with this stratety is unqualified truck reviewers, which most of them are, will not see value and claim “not much was done”.
In reality, the Tundra made a very large leap forward when this generation of truck was introduced back in 2007.
I agree with you that they made a large leap in 2007. My feeling is that the new model needs to keep pace in the industry by updating the instrument panel, increasing aerodynamics by reducing drag on body panels, adding direct injection and increasing MPG by dropping weight. These seem to be “base-line” improvements everybody is making. While it is up in the air if we will see this, Toyota HAS to make these changes to stay competitive.
Then, if they really want to make a leap that would come in new engine technology, adding fuel options, creating HD type trucks, etc… That is going to be Toyota’s “wow” factor.
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agreee with Tim E about what will be done most likely this time around. All the big 3 have stepped it up this year and even the dodge ram is 2013 motor trend truck of the year for some odd reason beyond me why though?
I feel like Toyota thinks they either have some significant new feature that they think will be a game changer, or that they aren’t confident with this new one.