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2014 Tundra – Underwhelming, But Probably The Truck We Need
Toyota is a smart, profitable company. They look at the big picture, assess their opportunity, and act accordingly…which explains why the next-gen 2014 Tundra is:
- Better-looking (inside and out) than it’s predecessor,
- Offered in a wider variety of luxurious trim packages, and
- More focused than ever on the top-end of the market
All of these changes speak to Toyota’s best opportunity for growth: The older and relatively well-off family-truck buyer. He or she probably has a Toyota or Lexus-brand car in the garage right now, and they’re thinking about buying a truck to haul the boat, pull the ATVs, and/or to bang around in from time to time.
2014 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Spy Photos
The KGP Photography group has taken some spy shots of the 2014 Toyota Tundra up in Canada. While it has major camouflage on it, that’s a good sign. More camouflage may mean more “new” exterior elements they don’t want you to see.
Ford, Ram, and Now GM Bringing 8 Speeds to 2013/2014 Trucks – Will Toyota Follow?
Automotive News is reporting that the next generation of GM pickup trucks will feature at least one 8 speed automatic transmission, the goal of course being to reduce fuel economy in order to meet federal fuel economy regulations. It’s estimated that going from 6 speeds to 8 speeds can increase fuel economy 3-6% (likely closer to the higher number in a pickup), and that combined with other fuel-saving technologies, the next generation of trucks coming out in 2013/2014 could see 10-20% fuel economy improvements right away.
Future Truck Rumors – August 2011 Edition
Over the past week, a lot of news has hit regarding future pickups. From Chevy to Toyota, news has been flying. Here’s a total summary of every future truck news item, starting with our favorite, the Toyota Tundra:
2014 Toyota Tundra: Will be released in 2013. Will feature a more aerodynamic and traditional look, a completely new interior, a redesigned frame, and the same V8s we have now. Look for variable valve lift and direct injection technology to add power to the 5.7L as well as boost efficiency, as well as some assorted small additions. See full article on 2014 Toyota Tundra.
2013 Toyota Tacoma: The 2012 Tacoma is a relatively minor refresh, only 2013 will see a new set of engines. Rumors are that some sort of turbocharged and/or direct injection engine will be available.
2014 Scion/Prius Pickup: As we reported back in September 2010, rumors of a 2014 Scion pickup – with a Prius hybrid pickup coming along as well – are picking up steam. According to our Toyota sources, this truck has been talked about for a long time, with doubts that consumers will buy a small unibdoy pickup being the major concern. However, if these same rumors are to be believed, this Scion pickup will be both affordable ($22-$25k target price) and fuel efficient (25mpg minimum). The Prius version could see a rating as high as 35mpg…not bad for a pickup that will haul at least 1,000 lbs and tow more than 3500 lbs.
2014 F150: PickupTrucks.com is reporting that the 2014 F15o will offer not one, but THREE EcoBoost V6s, with the V8 lineup all but being replaced. The new EcoBoosts will be 2.7L and 3.0L in size, with the 3.0L destined to replace the 3.7L V6. This means Ford will be offering as many as six F150 motors in 2014:
2014 Tundra – New Look, Bigger Gas Tank, But What Else?
In a Wall Street Journal article, the head engineer for the next-gen Toyota Tundra program offered some comments about what Toyota has planned for the new Tundra in 2014. You can read the article here.
We’ve decided that the best way to keep track of planned 2014 Tundra enhancement and upgrades is to create a page dedicated to the next-gen Tundra. Visit our new 2014 Toyota Tundra page to read about new features that the next Tundra will definitely have, features we think it will probably have, and features we’ve heard that it may have.
The new 2014 Tundra page will be updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark it!